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Re-written into friendlier language by Kelly Tenkely

First Grade Student Friendly Standards 2012

we recognize that there are some foundational. or a video. At all.! Students should have a say in their learning.! We don’t purchase ANY boxed curriculum. everything changes.! Because every child in a class could be working on a different combination of standards.! If they don’t. -Kelly Tenkely . This allows us to truly work with students where they are at.! At least not in the typical fashion. I started a school. we move them to the next level of challenge regardless of the grade level the standard falls in. the Common Core Standards are a bit underwhelming. At Anastasis.! Instead.! I know in most cases this responsibility rests solely on the shoulders of the teacher or the curriculum company.! At Anastasis Academy we use the Common Core Standards as a basic framework to start from. The Common Core Standards act as our guide not our goal. your students will have the opportunity to be more involved in their own learning process. when a child has mastered a standard.! We believe the same is true for the standards. there is no reason why a 6 year old should be expected to master all of the standards in first grade. or an app helps that child to be successful in learning.! The problem we quickly ran into: students couldn’t easily read and understand the standards so that they could weigh in.! If a lesson plan.! Have you read the Common Core Standards? They are ridiculously full of eduspeak.! All of the resources we purchase are purchased with specific students in mind. we purchase that.! They must be given flexibility in their learning and not forced through a curriculum based on an artificial pacing guide. basic skills in learning that help students in other learning.! Instead. a door to other learning opportunities.! We pay little attention to the grade level of the standard. These friendlier standards can be bound as a booklet.! While the standards give a nice framework. or a book. Anastasis Academy (http://anastasisacademy.! There is freedom in that.! In any given class. or used the way we use them at anastasis. ! I know.! Our students are involved in the process of coming up with learning goals.! I mean honestly. do they have to make everything sound so convoluted? I ended up rewriting the standards in student friendly language so that our students could work with teachers to create learning goals.! Instead we group students based on developmental level taking into account academic abilities. we could have up to a 3-4 year spread.! I’m sure that we don’t use the Common Core Standards quite like anyone else. scandalous. If viewed as a baseline. discovery and creativity. They leave SO much to be desired if they are viewed as THE learning objective.Thank you for purchasing the Student Friendly version of the Common Core Standards! In 2011. we don’t have grade levels. we purchase that. cut into strips that are bound into smaller booklets. we are doing a disservice to them.! Quite frankly. My hope is that by using these student friendly standards.! There is no reason why a 6 year old should be limited by the standards in first grade.! So.! We recognize that children don’t develop at exactly the same rate. the social/emotional and maturation. we have a very low teacher/student ratio (1/12). if a piece of curriculum meets the needs of a student. we tailor learning to meet the needs of our students. We don’t see the Common Core Standards as needing to be prescriptive of when and how a child should learn.

and describe important things that happen in the story. RL 1.5 After reading a lot of books that tell stories. where the story takes place. RL 1.6 I can tell who is telling the story or speaking in different parts of a book. RL 1. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Reading Literature . I can tell about the people in the story. RL 1. I can tell my teacher what is different about them.4 I can pick out words or groups of words in stories or poems that remind me of feelings that I have.RL 1.1 I can ask and answer questions about the main ideas in a story. RL 1.2 I can tell a story I have read and explain the most important part of it. and books that give information.3 After listening to a story.

7 RL 1.10 With my teacher’s help I can read stories and poems written for 1st grade students. events or ideas in a book go together. RI 1. and the important things that happen in the story by looking at the pictures.3 I can explain how two people. I can tell what is the same and what is different about their adventures. Reading Literature I can describe the people in the story. . © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Informational I can ask and answer questions about the main ideas in what I am reading.1 RI 1. RI 1. RL 1. where the story takes place.9 After reading about different characters in stories.RL 1.2 I can tell what I am reading about and give examples of the most important parts.

RI 1. RI 1. RI 1. headings. or links on a web page.RI 1.7 I can tell someone what a book is about by looking at the pictures. I can tell someone what is the same and what is different between them. .4 If I don’t know what a word means when I’m reading. glossaries. RI 1.6 RI 1. I can ask and answer good questions to help me find out.8 I can find facts in a book that support or back up the main idea. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Informational I can tell the difference between information I read in a book and information I learn about by looking at the pictures or diagrams.5 I know how to find important facts in a book by using the table of contents.9 After reading two books on the same topic.

2. what the middle vowel sound is and what the ending sound is in a word.RI 1. RF 1.a I know the difference between long and short vowel sounds in short words. RF 1.1 I can spot the parts of a sentence including capital letters and punctuation at the end of a sentence. RF 1.2.10 With my teacher’s help I can read non-fiction books written for 1st graders. RF 1.2.c I can tell which sound a word starts with.d I can tell all the different sounds I hear in a short word.b I can read short words by blending the sounds together. RF 1.2. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Foundational Skills .

a I know how to spell and sound out first grade words with consonant digraphs.e I can figure out how to read two syllable words by breaking the words into syllables.b I can read words with one-syllable. RF 1.c I know that the silent “e” at the end of the word makes the vowel say it’s name. “ed” and “ing”.3.3. RF 1. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Foundational Skills .d I know that every syllable has a vowel sound.3. RF 1.f I can read words that have the endings “s”. RF I can count how many syllables a word has. RF 1.RF 1.

c I can figure out what a word is by using the rest of the sentence as a clue.4.a RF 1.RF 1.4.b I can read things written for first grade students out loud. . I can read with expression in my voice. I can correct myself if I read the wrong word. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Foundational Skills I can read and understand things written for a first grade student.4. RF 1.

© Kelly Tenkely 2012 Writing . I can answer questions my friends have about my writing and use their suggestions to make my writing better.7 I can do research with my teacher and friends. W 1. use ordering words (first. W 1. what I believe. some facts about the topic. blog.6 With help from my teacher or a friend.W 1. and add an ending sentence. W 1. I include the topic I am writing about. I can write instructions for how to do something. Evernote. the reason I believe it and add an ending sentence. or make videos of my writing.2 I can explain something I know or have learned in writing.5 With help from my teacher. I include the topic. next) and add an ending sentence. second.3 I can write about something that happened in the order it happened in. I can write about a topic. I can include details about what happened. Pages. W 1. I can use my iPad. W 1.1 I can write about something I believe.

SL 1.2 I can ask and answer questions about things I am reading.3 I can ask and answer questions to get more information when I am listening to someone speak. I can wait for others to finish speaking before I take my turn to speak. SL 1.8 With help from my teacher.1.a I can listen to other students when we work together in groups.1.b I can respond to other student’s questions and comments and add my own thoughts to a conversation.c I can ask questions if I am confused or don’t understand something. SL 1.1. or things I am listening to. I can remember information from things I have done and experiences I have had. videos I am watching.W 1. SL 1. SL 1. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Speaking/Listening .

L 1.c I can use nouns and verbs together in a sentence correctly (singular and plural). L 1.5 I can add drawings or pictures to my work to help show my ideas. things and events.6 I can speak in complete sentences. . I can talk about my feelings and ideas I have. places.1. places. thoughts and feelings. things or ideas. SL 1.1. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Language Speaking/Listening I can describe people.SL 1. things and ideas. I can use words to talk about multiple people. L 1.b I can use words to talk about people.a I can print all upper and lowercase letters. places.4 SL 1.1.

“over”. L 1. “during”.f I can use words (adjectives) to describe things. “off”. “an” and “the” correctly in writing and speaking. anyone. “next to”. “after” correctly in writing and speaking. “against”. “beneath”. me.g I can use connecting words like: [and. (I walked home.1.1. “between”. today I walk home.d I can use the possessive pronouns correctly including: I. L 1.1.L 1. “until”.e I can use verbs to tell if something happened in the past. present or future. “in front of”. everything. but. tomorrow I will walk home). “under”.i I can use the words like “before”. because. “at”. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Language . L 1. them. or] in sentences.h I can use the words “a”. my. they. so. L 1. their. “on”.1.1. L 1.1.

question mark) at the end of a sentence. L 1.d I can spell words with a single vowel. I can join sentences using joining words (and. silent “e” on the end.b L 1.2.2. exclamation points (!).j I can speak and write sentences using periods (.c I can use commas in dates and to separate words in a list. so.).2. L 1. but. .2. exclamation point. or).1. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Language I can use punctuation (period.e I can spell words by sounding them out. because. and question marks (?). L 1.L 1.2. and first grade sight words.a I can capitalize dates and names of people. L 1.

© Kelly Tenkely 2012 Language I can spot root words and know the different endings they could have. looking) .a I can sort words into categories like: colors.c L 1.5.).c I can make connections between words and real life (I can identify places in my house that are “cozy”).b I can define words by category and by what features they have (a duck is a bird that swims.5.a I can figure out what a word means by using clues in the sentence or story. a tiger is a large cat with stripes).4. L 1.4. etc. (look. clothing.L 1. L 1. L 1. L 1. looked.b I can use the beginning or ending of a word (prefix or suffix) as a clue for figuring out the meaning of a word.4. animals. looks.5.

5. peek. I know that when I add 3 numbers. objects. or listened to when I talk to others. read.4 I can subtract numbers by finding out which number I need to add. (Find 10-8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.1 I can use addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20 to solve problems.d L 1.L 1. I can use numbers. I can first add two numbers and use that to make a new problem. number. glance. (6+4+2 becomes 10+2=12). gigantic). drawings and equations. OA 1.) © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Operations/Algebraic Thinking Language I can explain differences between words that mean almost the same thing (look. OA 1. . stare) or (large.2 I can solve word problems that ask me to add three numbers by using objects. OA 1.3 I know that you can switch numbers that you add to get the same answer (2+3=5 and 3+2=5).6 I can refer to words and phrases I have heard. OA 1. drawings and equations.

5 and 10 because I know how to add those numbers. 10-2=8 is right) OA 1. (8+6. (10-2=17 is wrong. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Numbers/ operations in Operations/Algebraic Thinking base ten .7 I know what an equal sign means. I can read and write all of the numbers up to 120. I know that 10 is a bundle of 10 one blocks. 3.a I know what a two digit number is.8 I can find the missing number in math problems using addition and subtraction. 4+10 all add up to 14) OA 1.5 I know how to count by 2.6 I can add and subtract numbers up to 20.1 I can count to 120 starting at any number less than 120.OA 1. OA 1. 8+2+4.2. NBT 1. (8+__=11) NBT 1. I know how to add and subtract multiple solutions to come up with one answer. I can tell if math problems I see are right or wrong.

b I know that the numbers from 11 to 19 are made up of one ten block and one.5 I can find 10 more or 10 less of any number in my mind without counting. eight.3 I can compare two-digit numbers with the symbols <. 4. use objects. 50. 90 are made up of 1. or write numbers to show how I subtract. including two digit and one digit numbers. four. I can draw. 8. I know that the numbers 10. two. use objects. or = NBT 1. five. NBT 1. 7. 30. 40.2. or 9 ten blocks and 0 one blocks.c . 70. seven. three.4 I can add numbers up to 100. NBT 1. 60. 80. six. 3. 5. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Numbers/operations in base ten NBT 1. >.6 I can subtract multiples of 10 from numbers lower than 90. NBT 1. 20.2.NBT 1. 2. I can draw. or nine one blocks. 6. or write numbers to show how I add.

2 I can measure an object using unit blocks. square.MD 1. I can build and draw shapes like: triangle. MD 1. star. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Geometry I know how many sides different shapes have. I can compare the lengths of two objects by using a third object. etc. I can make new shapes with the shapes I know. circle. rightrectangular prisms. MD 1.1 I can put things in order based on their size (length). I can also draw or create cubes. I can tell how long something is in units. I can ask and answer questions about the data I collected. trapezoid. circle. star. rectangle.1 G 1. right circular cylinders.3 I can tell time in hours and half-hours using an analog and digital clock. right circular cones. rectangle.4 I can organize data into three categories. G 1. MD 1. I can tell how many more or less are in one category than another.2 I can draw shapes like: triangle. square. Measurement/data . half circles.

half of. I use words like halves. quarters.3 I can split circles and rectangles into two and four equal parts. fourths. quarter of.G 1. © Kelly Tenkely 2012 Geometry . and fourth of to describe how I split a shape.