1. Skills

      1. Text Analysis for Close reading and comprehension

        1. Make predictions prior to and during read-alouds

        2. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a nonfiction/informational read-aloud 

        3. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud

          1. answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationships

        4. Use narrative language to describe (orally or in writing) characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction read-aloud 

        5. Ask and answer questions about unknown words and phrases in nonfiction/ informational read-alouds and discussions

        6. Use illustrations and details in a nonfiction/ informational read-aloud to describe its key ideas

        7. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud 

        8. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts

          1. describing the differences between books that tell stories and books that give information 

      2. Speaking and listening

        1. Ask and answer questions requiring literal recall and understanding 

        2. Produce complete sentences when appropriate

        3. Carry on and participate in a conversation over at least sixturns, staying on topic, initiating comments or responding to a partner’s comments, with either an adult or another child of the same age 

        4. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/ informational read-aloud

        5. Use agreed-upon rules for group discussion

        6. During the read-aloud discussion, students will: 

          1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text 

          2. Produce complete sentences

          3. Describe with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly

      3. Language and Vocabulary

        1. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts

        2. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy)

        3. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because)

        4. During the read-aloud and word work, students will:

          1. Identify connections between words and their use

      4. Writing

        1. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer question

    2. Resources

      1. Engage NY Grade 1 Workbook Engage NY Grade 1 Workbook 

        1. Worksheets

        2. Activities

      2. Reading is Fundamental

            1. Lesson plans

            2. Puzzles 

            3. Read out loud videos

            4. Reading passages

    3. Activity Ideas

      1. Many of the skills mentioned above are built through reading out loud. Prior to reading the story, allow your student to make predictions based on the title and cover of the story. Then, read a story aloud with your student (or have your student watch a video of a story being read out loud). Then, have your student answer questions about it. Use the 5Ws and how, have them describe the setting, characters, and plot, ask them about the meaning of certain words, etc. Encourage your student to use evidence from the text when answering questions.

        1. Reading is Fundamental has reading out loud videos and passages you can use.

      2. Build upon your student’s writing skills by having them write letters, complete words, and more.

        1. Engage NY Grade 1 Workbook  has activities for students, as well as teacher’s guides.

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