November- Readers know how to ask and answer questions using question words; who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.​

Literacy Workshop

October - Readers retell parts of a story (characters, setting, plot, problem, solution, and more!)

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events


Readers explore folktales and cultural books.

Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

May- Readers study the craft of authors Kevin Henkes, Shel Silverstein, Eric Carle and more!

Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

February- Readers explore and write how to books!

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

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April- Readers read and write poetry

Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade

Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

March- Readers explore similar books on the same topics and make opinions.

Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures)

September​- Readers explore the library and build good reading habits.

Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

January- Readers explore non-fiction texts in all about books!

Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

December-​Readers use strategies in the Toolbox to help them read hard words!

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.