GRADE 1 ENGLISH CURRICULUM

Reading Foundational

Consonants and Vowels

- Sort consonants and vowels
- Find the vowels in a word

Syllables

- How many syllables does the word have?
- Sort by the number of syllables

Rhyming

- Choose the picture that rhymes with the word
- Which word does not rhyme?
- Complete the rhyme
- Complete the poem with a word that rhymes

Consonant sounds and letters

- Which two words start with the same sound
- Which two words end with the same sound
- Which letter does the word start with?
- Which letter does the word end with?

Consonants Blends and Diagraphs

- Complete the word with the right initial consonant blend
- Does the word start with a consonant blend?
- Complete the word with the right final consonant blend
- Does the word end with a consonant blend?
- Fill in the missing consonant blend
- Complete the word to match the picture: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck
- Choose the correct digraph
- Complete the word with the right digraph
- Spell the digraph word
- Sort by initial consonant blend or digraph

Short a

- Choose the short a word that matches the picture
- Complete the short a word
- Choose the short a sentence that matches the picture

Short e

- Choose the picture that matches the short e word
- Complete the short e word
- Choose the short e sentence that matches the picture

Short i

- Choose the picture that matches the short i word
- Complete the short i word
- Choose the short i sentence that matches the picture

Short o

- Choose the short o word that matches the picture
- Complete the short o word
- Choose the short o sentence that matches the picture

Short u

- Choose the picture that matches the short u word
- Complete the short u word
- Choose the short u sentence that matches the picture

Short vowels

- Identify the short vowel sound in a word
- Complete the word with the right short vowel
- Spell the short vowel word
- Complete the sentence with the correct short vowel word

Short and Long vowels

- Sort short and long vowel words
- Match the short a and long a words to pictures
- Match the short e and long e words to pictures
- Choose the short i or long i word that matches the picture
- Choose the short o or long o word that matches the picture
- Choose the short u or long u word that matches the picture
- Use spelling patterns to sort long and short vowel words

Silent e

- Choose the silent e word that matches the picture
- Complete the silent e words
- Spell the silent e word
- Choose the silent e sentence that matches the picture

Vowel teams

- Choose the picture that matches the vowel team word
- Complete the vowel team words
- Complete the word with the right vowel team
- Choose the vowel team sentence that matches the picture

R-controlled vowels

- Choose the r-control word that matches the picture
- Complete the word with the right r-controlled vowel: ar, er, ir, or, ur

Diphthongs: oi, oy, ou, ow

- Choose the diphthong word that matches the picture
- Complete the word with the right diphthong: oi, oy, ou, ow

Sight words

- Choose the sight word that you hear
- Complete the sentence with the correct sight word
- Spell the sight word

Reality v/s Fiction

- Which could happen in real life?

Main Idea

- What is the picture about?

Grade 1 Curriculum

Vocabulary

Nouns and Adjectives

- Complete the sentence with a noun to match the picture
- Compare pictures using adjectives
- Use number words

Categories

- Sort words into categories
- Which word is not like the others?

Synonyms and Antonyms

- Choose the synonyms
- Choose the antonyms

Multiple - meaning words

- Multiple-meaning words with pictures

Shades of meaning

- Find the words with related meanings
- Describe the difference between related words
- Order related words based on meaning

Prefixes and Suffixes

- Use words with prefixes and suffixes
- Understand words with prefixes and suffixes

Context Clues

- Use context to identify the meaning of a word

Reference Skills

- Put the letters in ABC order
- Put the words in ABC order

Reading Strategies

Inference and Analysis

- Which feeling matches the picture?
- What will happen next?
- What am I?

Grammar and Mechanics

Sentences

- Identify statements
- Identify questions
- Identify exclamations
- Identify commands
- Choose the right end mark
- Statement, question, command, or exclamation?
- Who, what, when, where, or why?
- Is it the naming or action part of the sentence?
- Find the complete sentences
- Complete the sentence
- Unscramble the words to make a complete sentence

Nouns

- Is the noun a person, animal, place, or thing?
- Select the nouns
- Identify nouns in a sentence
- Sort common and proper nouns
- Identify proper nouns
- Regular plurals: select the word that matches the picture
- Form regular plurals with -s and -es
- Use singular and plural nouns
- Irregular plurals: select the word that matches the picture
- Select the possessive noun that matches the picture
- Form the singular possessive

Verb tense

- Select the sentence that tells about the present
- Select the sentence that tells about the past
- Select the sentence that tells about the future
- Place sentences on a timeline
- Form and use the regular past tense
- Identify the irregular past tense
- Place sentences with irregular verbs on a timeline
- Complete the verb with the ending that you hear
- Match the -ed and -ing sentences to the pictures
- To be: use the correct present tense form
- To be: use the correct past tense form
- To be: use the correct form
- To have: use the correct form

Verbs

- Complete the sentence with an action verb to match the picture
- Identify action verbs
- Use action verbs

Subject - verb agreement

- One or more than one?
- Complete the sentence with the best verb
- Complete the sentence with the best subject
- Pronoun-verb agreement: Complete the sentence with the best verb
- Pronoun-verb agreement: Complete the sentence with the best subject

Pronouns

- Choose between subject and object personal pronouns
- Choose the correct personal pronoun
- Complete the sentence with the
correct personal pronoun - Choose the correct possessive pronoun
- Use the correct possessive pronoun

Articles

- Use the correct article: a or an
- Identify articles

Capitalization

- Capitalize the names of people and pets
- Capitalize days and months
- Capitalize sentences and the pronoun "I”

Adjectives

- Use sense words
- Does the adjective tell you what kind or how many?
- Identify adjectives
- Compare pictures using comparative and superlative adjectives
- Identify comparative and superlative adjectives
- Does the adjective compare two or more than two?

Contractions

- Match the contractions
- Form pronoun-verb contractions
- Form contractions with "not"
- Complete the sentence with the correct contraction

Prepositions

- Select the best preposition to match the picture
- Select the best preposition to complete the sentence

Linking Words

- Use conjunctions
- Identify time-order words
- Put the sentences in order

How does it work?

Reading
Foundational

9 Classes

Reading
Strategies

3 Classes

Vocabulary

3 Classes

Grammar and Mechanics

8 Classes

Benchmarks
Review

3 Classes

Methodology

formal instruction

Formal Instructions

Live, Online, Group (up to 5 students) classes, which permits interactive and personalized attention

teacher-guided practice

Teacher-Guided Practice

The teacher and students work together to answer questions in the classroom

self-guided practice

Self-Guided Practice

Students practice independently and can ask questions and clarify any doubts in subject matter

assessment

Assessment

Regular cumulative assessments and lesson reviews help students implement and recall knowledge shared during the classes

Benefits

after school enrichment

Better Grades in School

Our online classes are designed to evaluate your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Each lesson and topic helps enhance their abilities and confidence in English.

low teacher to student ratio

Boost Confidence

As your child practices and enhances their skills, their self-confidence also gets a boost. This would result in speaking confidently in the class and participating keenly in class activities.

common core curriculum

Progress Report

Parents receive periodic progress reports that provide a detailed overview of your child’s work and recommendations on improving your child’s progress further.

Alignment with School Curriculum

We follow the common core curriculum. We teach in a cumulative manner ascertaining there are no skill gaps and each student is nurtured for the classroom environment as well.

Grade 1 Curriculum

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We follow Common Core standards for our online Language Arts programs and the platforms used follow standards for practice and testing as well.

Everyday practice doesn’t have to be boring! While we do assign homework and ask that students practice every day (practice makes perfect), we strive to make assignments fun by offering digital badges, celebrating completion of assignments, and showcasing best efforts through our Leader Board.

Our step by step and cumulative curriculum ensures that students are provided with a sufficient amount of review and overlap of practice from each grade. This helps students fill any skill gaps and advance further in the program at a faster rate.

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