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AISM Literary Focus Areas During PYP Units of Inquiry - 2016-2017

Grade 1
Unit How the World Who We Are Sharing the Planet How We Express Where We are in How We
Works Ourselves Place and Time Organize
Genre of Writing Narrative - Recount Functional - Friendly Persuasive Poetic; Functional - email, Informational
(Autobiography); Letters Narrative - short brochure
Functional-How To fiction
Writing Traits Organization Conventions Conventions Voice Organization Sentence Fluency
Ideas Voice Word Choice Word Choice Conventions Ideas
Reading Strategy Visualizing Asking Questions Determining the Inferences Synthesizing Making
Synthesizing Important Ideas Connections
Poetry ABAB
Parts of Speech Nouns Review nouns Review nouns Modifiers Review nouns, Review nouns,
Verbs Review Verbs (adjectives/ adverbs) verbs, adjectives, verbs, adjectives,
Review Nouns adverbs adverbs
Word Meaning Concept words Concept words Concept words Concept words Concept words Concept words
Homophones Synonyms Compound words
Word Structure Simple plurals Verb endings (ing, s, Base words Possessives Contractions for
ed) those who are ready

Sentence Construction Noun + Verb Adjective and Rewrite simple
adverbs sentence frame

Word Study Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns: vc, cvc,
Short vowels Short vowels Blends/ diagraphs Long vowels Other sounds cvce, vcc
Word families Word families
Beg. consonants Beg. consonants
Dolch Words Review pre-primer Introduce Primer Reinforce pre-primer Reinforce pre-primer Reinforce pre- Reinforce pre-
list words and primer words and primer words primer and primer primer and primer
words words