1st Grade Reading Wonders

Year at a Glance
Start Smart
Writing
Trait

Letter
and
Sound
review

High Freq. words

I, like, do, to, you, he,
can, go, a, has

Week

Listening Comp.

Phonological
Awareness

1

The Game, Three Billy
Goat Gruff, Helping
Hands, Elephants

Phoneme Identity,
Isolation, Onset and
Rime, Syllable, Ryme

Direction, concept of
word, Book Handling,
parts of a book

Sentences

m s a
p t n
r

2

Where are We?, Jack
and the Beanstalk, Rain
Forest, Let’s Explore

Onset/Rime, Isolation,
Syllable, blending,
Ryme

Return Sweep, Word
Space, Word Length,

Sentences

c f o
d h e
b l

This, is, my, look, little,
the, we, here, play,
where

3

Our Bike, Tortoise and
the Hare, Zoom, How
Do We Get Around?

Phoneme Blending,
Segmentation, Ryme

Pronoun I, Sentences,
Sound-Letter
Correspondence,

Sentences

k ck u
g w x
v qu j
y z

Are, and, she, with,
for, me, see, have,
was, said

Concept of Print

Unit 1
Week

Comp.
Skill /
Strategy

1

Writing
Trait

Oral
Vocab.

short a

Single
Event

man, can,
nap, tap, cat,
hat, not, does

does
not
school
what

Word Order
and
Punctuation

short i

Ideas

common,
Learn,
Object,
recognize,
subjects
bored, city,
county,
feast,
scurries

pin, win, hit,
sit, miss, kiss,
out, up

down
out
up
very

Fantasy

Statements
capitalizations
and
punctuations

i
blends

Details

clip, flip, slip,
flag, black,
plan, be, pull

be
come
good
pull

Phrasing

Informational
Test / Non
Fiction

Questions and
Exclamations

short o

Compare
and
Contrast

care,
companion,
groom,
popular,
train
chore,
collect,
cooperate,
deliver,
relationship

hop, top, log,
hog, hot, lot,
they, too

fun
make
they
too

Phrasing

Informational
Test/
Nonfiction

Sentences
with
Capitalization
and
punctuation

r blends
and
s blends

Order of
events

spill, spin,
grab, grass,
drop, drip,
two, move

jump
move
run
two

Fluency

Genre

Grammar

Phonics

Key Details
/ Visualize

Phrasing

Realistic
Fiction

Sentence
Capitalization

2

Key Details
/ Visualize

Intonation

Fantasy

3

Key Details
/ Visualize

Phrasing

4

Key Details
/ Ask and
Answer
Questions
Key Details
/ Ask and
answer
Questions

What do
you do
at your
School?

What is it
like
where
you live?

What
makes a
pet
special?

What do
friends
do
together
?

5
How
does
your
body
move?

6

*Review
Week

Unit Assessment
Book 1-24

Celebrate:
Present your
Writing Portfolio
choice

agree,
difficult,
exercise,
exhausted,
physical

Spelling

High Freq.
words

Unit 2
Week

1
What
jobs in
the
commu
nity?

2
What
are
buildings
made
of?

3
Where
do
animals
live
together
?

4
How do
people
help the
commu
nity?

5
How can
you find
your
way
around?

6

Comp.
Skill /
Strategy

Writing
Trait

Oral
Vocab.

short e

Organizati
on

astonishing,
community,
equipment,
fortunately,
occupation

leg, beg,
men, hen,
head, bread,
there, again

again,
help, new,
there, use

Singular and
Plural Nouns
Apostrophes
with
Contractions

short u

Organizati
on

collapsed
furious,
materials,
refused,
shelter

run, fun, nut,
cut, bug, rug,
could, one

could, live,
one, then,
three

Informationa
l text /
Nonfiction

Possessive
Nouns
Apostrophes
with Possessive
Nouns

End
blends

Ideas

depend,
habitat,
hibernate,
tolerate,
tranquil

lend, send,
fast, past,
sink, wink, of
who

eat, no, of,
under, who

intonation

Fantasy

Common and
Proper Nouns

th, sh, ng

organizatio
n

admire,
connection,
enjoy,
leadership,
rely

fish, shop,
ship, with,
thing, sang,
want, call

all, call,
day, her,
want

Phrasing

Informationa
l text
nonfiction

Irregular Plural
Nouns
Capital Letters
and Periods

ch, tch, wh,
ph

Ideas

height,
locate,
model,
route,
separate

whip, whale,
catch,
match, chin,
graph, many,
around

around,
by, many,
place,
walk

Fluency

Genre

Grammar

Phonics

Character
Setting and
Events
/Make and
Confirm
Predictions
Character
Setting and
Events
/Make and
Confirm
Predictions
Main Topic
and Key
Details /
Reread

Intonation

Realistic
Fiction

Nouns
Commas in a
Series

Expression

Fantasy

Phrasing

Character
Setting
Events /
Reread
Main Topic
and key
Details /
Reread

*Review
Week

Unit Assessment
Book 25 - 48

Celebrate:

Present your
Writing Portfolio
choice

Spelling

High Freq.
words

Unit 3
Week

1
How do
we
measure
time?

2
How do
plants
change
?

3
What is
a
folktale?

4
How is
life
different
then
long
ago?

5
How do
we get
our
food?

6

Comp.
Skill /
Strategy

Fluency

Genre

Grammar

Phonics

Writing
Trait

Oral
Vocab.

Character
Setting and
Events
/Make and
confirm
Predictions
Plot
Sequence
/ Make
and
Confirm
Predictions
Plot: Cause
and Effect
/ Make
and
Confirm
Predictions
Compare
and
Contrast /
Reread

Intonation

Fantasy

Verbs
Commas in a
Series

Long a
a-e

Word
Choice

calendar,
immediately,
occasion
schedule,
weekend

Phrasing

Play

Present-Tense
Verbs
Capitalize and
Underline Titles
of Play

Long i
i-e

Word
Choice

assist, bloom,
grasped,
spies, sprout

like, spike,
ride, hide,
bike, mine,
water,
should

Expression

Folktale

Past- and
Future Tense
Verbs
Commas in a
Series

Soft c
and g
and
_dge

Word
Choice

eventually,
foolish, hero,
tale, timid

rice, nice,
page, age,
wedge,
ledge, from,
once

Phrasing

Informationa
l text
nonfiction

Is and Are
Commas in
Dates

Long o,
u and e
CVCe

Ideas

century,
entertainme
nt, future,
past, present

hope, nose,
note, rope,
cute, cube,
ago, people

ago, boy,
girl, how,
old,
people

Sequence
/ Reread

Intonation

Informationa
l text
nonfiction

Contractions
with NOT
Apostrophe in
contractions

oo, u

Ideas

delicious,
delighted,
enormous,
nutritious,
responsibility

book, look,
cook, took,
hood,
wood, buy,
done

after, buy,
done,
every,
soon, work

*Review
Week

Unit Assessment
Book 49-72

Celebrate:
Fluency
Assessment 1425

Present your
Writing Portfolio
choice

Spelling

High Freq.
words

away,
make, take,
now,
some,
came,
today,
game, gate,
way,
why
late, some,
today
green,
grow,
pretty,
should,
together,
water
any, from,
happy,
once, so,
upon

Unit 4
Week

1
How do
animals’
bodies
help
them?

2
How do
animals
help
each
other?

3
How do
animals
survive in
nature?

4
How are
insects
like and
different
?

Comp.
Skill /
Strategy

Oral
Vocab.

long a

Word
Choice

appearance
determined,
feature,
predicamen
t, relief

mail, chain,
play, rain,
way, day,
our, carry

about,
animal,
carry,
eight, give,
our

Has and Have
Capitalization
and End
Punctuation

long e

Specific
Words

behavior,
beneficial,
dominant,
endangered
, instinct

me, feed,
seat, we,
keep, beak,
other,
because

because,
blue, into,
or, other,
small

Informationa
l Text

Go and Do
Capitalize
Proper Nouns

long o

Strong
Verbs

communicat
e, provide,
superior,
survive,
wilderness

low, boat, no,
row, oat, toe,
over, more

find, food,
more, over,
start, warm

Appropriat
e Phrasing

Fantasy

See and Saw
Underline titles
of books

Long i

Organizati
on

different,
flutter,
imitate,
resemble,
protect

find, night,
by, kind, right,
pie, caught,
listen

caught,
flew, know,
laugh,
listen, were

Intonation

Informationa
l Text

Adverbs that
tell when
Commas in a
series

Long e

Word
Choice

advice,
career,
remarkable,
soothe, trust

key, bumpy,
puppy, funny,
penny,
sandy, wash,
would

found,
hard, near,
woman,
would,
write

Genre

Grammar

Phonics

Plot / Ask
and
Answer
Questions

Intonation

Folktale

Was and Were
Apostrophes
with
contractions

Ask and
Answer
Questions /
Main Idea
and Key
Details
Main Idea
and Key
Details /
Ask and
Answer
Questions
Point of
View /
Visualize

Phrasing

Informationa
l Text

Expression

5

Connectio
n with Text
/ visualize

6

*Review
Week

How do
people
work
with
animals?

Writing
Trait

Fluency

Unit Assessment
Book 73-98

Celebrate:
Fluency
Assessment 26 37

Present your
Writing Portfolio
choice

Spelling

High Freq.
words

Unit 5
Week

1
How can
we
classify
and
categori
cal
things

2
What
can you
see in
the sky?

3
What
inventio
ns do
you
know
about?

4
What
sound
can you
hear?

5
How do
things
get
built?

6

Comp.
Skill /
Strategy

Fluency

Genre

Grammar

Phonics

Writing
Trait

Oral
Vocab.

Point of
View /
Make and
Confirm
Predictions

Phrasing

Fantasy

Words that
Join
Capitalize
Proper Nouns

ar

Sentences

classify,
distinguished
, entire,
organize,
startled

cart, barn,
arm, art, yarn,
harm, four,
none

four, none,
only, large,
put, round

Cause and
Effect /
Make and
Confirm
Predictions
Problem
and
Solution /
Ask and
Answer
Questions
Problem
and
Solution/
Ask and
Answer
Questions
Connectio
ns Within
test / Ask
and
Answer
Questions

Intonation

Fantasy

Adjectives
Capitalization
and End
Punctuation

er, ir, ur,
or

Word
Choice

her, bird, fur,
fern, dirt,
work, climb,
through

Phasing

Nonfiction
Biography

Adjective that
Compare
Capitalize
Proper Nouns

or, oar,
ore

Word
Choice

certain,
observe,
remain,
thoughtful,
vast
complicated
, curious,
device,
imagine,
improve

Another,
climb, full,
great,
poor,
through
began,
better,
guess,
learn, right,
sure

Expression

Realistic
Fiction

Other
Adjectives
Capitalize and
Underline
Book Titles

ou, ow

Sentence
Fluency

distract,
nervous,
squeaky,
volume

cow, town,
mouse, how,
out, mouth,
nothing, early

Intonation
and
Phrasing

Informationa
l Text

Prepositional
Phrases
Abbreviations

oy, oi

Organizati
on

contented,
intend,
marvelous,
project,
structure

spoil, coin,
join, joy, toy,
boy, build, fall

*Review
Week

Unit Assessment
Book 99-124

Celebrate:

Fluency
Assessment 3849

Present your
Writing Portfolio
choice

Spelling

born, corn,
core, more,
roar, soar,
learn, sure

High Freq.
words

color,
early,
instead,
nothing,
oh,
thought
above,
build, fall,
knew,
money,
toward

Unit 6
Week

Comp.
Skill /
Strategy

1
Can we
work
together
to make
our lives
better?

2
Who
helps
you?

3
How can
weather
affect
us?

4
What
tradition
do you
know
about?

5
Why do
we
celebrat
e
holidays
?

6

Writing
Trait

Oral
Vocab.

oo, u,
u_e,
ew, ue,
ui, ou

Sentence
Fluency

argument,
conflict, fair,
risk, shift

moon, tune,
flew, blue,
fruit, soup,
enough, door

answer,
brought,
busy, door,
enough,
eyes

Possessive
Pronouns
Day Months
and Holidays

a, aw,
au,
augh,
al

Your Voice

decision,
distance,
inspire,
respect,
swiftly

haul, cause,
saw, claw,
paw, dawn,
love, friend

Special
Pronouns
Commas in
Dates and
Letters
Using I and Me
Commas in
Dates and
Letters

Silent
Letters
wr, kn,
gn

Your Voice

creative,
cycle, frigid,
predict,
scorching

gnat, gnu,
know, knife,
write, wrong,
been, their

ThreeLetter
Blends

Sentence
Fluency

ancient,
drama,
effort,
movement,
tradition

strike, spray,
splash, split,
scrape, three,
your, heard

Adverbs that
Tell How
Abbreviation

_air, are, ear

Idea

design,
display,
pride,
purpose,
represent

fair, pair,
bear, wear,
spare, share,
favorite,
surprise

brother,
father,
friend,
love,
mother,
picture
been,
children,
month,
question,
their, year
before,
front,
heard,
push,
tomorrow
your
favorite,
few, gone,
surprise,
wonder,
young

Fluency

Genre

Grammar

Phonics

Theme /
Reread

Dialogue

Fantasy

Pronouns
Capitalize I

Author’s
Purpose /
Reread

Intonation

Informationa
l Nonfiction

Cause and
Effect /
Visualize

Phrasing

Realistic
Fiction

Theme /
Visualize

Phrasing

Realistic
Fiction

Author’s
Purpose /
Reread

Phrasing

Informationa
l Nonfiction

*Review
Week

Unit Assessment
Book 125 - 150

Celebrate:
Fluency
Assessment 50 61

Present your
Writing Portfolio
choice

Spelling

High Freq.
words