First Grade - Unit 1
CODES: TRB stands for the Science Teacher Resource Book
DBQ stands for Document Based Questions
“I Can” Statements
1. What are basic print concepts?
This means I can
demonstrate understanding of the organization of basic print concepts and recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.
-understand and model print concepts
-understand and use spatial prepositions
-recognize and write upper and lower case letters
JSD First Grade Scope and Sequence - Week 1
2. What phonics, phonemic awareness skills, and high frequency words are needed to read first grade text?
This means I can use grade level phonics,
phonemic awareness skills, and high frequency words correctly in reading and writing.
-demonstrate understanding of spoken
words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
-orally produce and segment single-syllable words by blending sound (phonemes), including
consonant blends and connecting them to letters
-read and write high frequency words
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics - Week 2
3. What are the different types of sentences?
This means I can produce simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in discussion.
-explicitly teach about simple and compound sentences
-recognize and write declarative, interrogative, imperative, and
-reinforce the importance of punctuation
Kinds of Sentences Includes Brainpop
4. What is the difference between stories and
This means I can explain the components of stories and poems.
-explicitly and separately teach the elements of literature (narrative)
stories and poems
-use illustrations and details to describe characters, setting and events
-compare and contrast experiences of characters in stories
-understand and write poetry
-identifying and read high
frequency words in poetry
-identify and teach unfamiliar words in text
5. How do I clarify understanding?
This means I can ask and answer questions about key details to clarify understanding.
-practice asking questions using the questioning stems – within, about, and beyond the text
-practice asking questions following narrative questioning stems
-explicitly teach main idea and details.
6. What are the rules for discussion?
This means I can follow agreed upon rules for discussion.
-participate in establishing the agreed
upon rules for discussion and follow
-participate in Cooperative Learning
Utah State SOCIAL STUDIES Core Curriculum Standards
Enduring Understanding: Students will recognize and describe how schools and neighborhoods (communities) are both similar and different.
“I Can” Statements & Assessments
7. How are schools and neighborhoods alike and different?
This means I can recognize, describe, and show respect for similarities and differences in communities.
Author’s Point of View
Utah State SCIENCE Core Curriculum Standards
Enduring Understanding: Students will identify characteristics of weather, seasons of the year, and compare and contrast seasonal weather changes.
“I Can” Statements & Assessments
8. What are the characteristics of weather?
This means I can describe the characteristics of weather.
-use new weather vocabulary to tell and
write about daily weather
-recognize and describe different types of
-observe, record, and explain weather
changes throughout the school year
Vocabulary (cloud, cloudy, hot, warm, cold, sun, sunny, wind, windy, rain, rainy, snow, snowy, temperature)
weather song -YouTube
9. What are characteristics of
This means I can ask and answer questions about the characteristics of the seasons during the year.
-identify characteristics of the seasons of the year
-understand seasonal weather changes through poetry
-determine the author’s point of view about seasons