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    In first grade, students are expected to meet these standards:

     

     1st Quarter:  

    Have a 3-part plan (B, M, E)

    Character

    Setting

    Action/Significant Event

    Picture Plan Labels

    Speech Bubbles

    Descriptive Details

    Sequential/Organized

    At Least 3 sentences

    Spelling of Sight Words

    Use of Blends

    Consistent Spacing

    Consistent Lowercase Letters

    Capitals (beginning of sentences and proper nouns)

    Periods at the end of Sentences

    Use of Other Punctuation (. ! ?) 

     

    3rd  Quarter: differences from 2nd quarter is in bold

    Have a 4-part plan (B, M, M, E)

    More than 1 Character

    More than 1 Setting

    Action/Significant Event

    Picture Plan Labels

    Speech Bubbles

    Dialog in writing

    Descriptive Details

    Sequential/Organized

    More Detail in the Middle

    At Least 5 to 7 Sentences  

    Spelling of Sight Words

    Use of Blends

    Consistent Spacing

    Consistent Lowercase Letters

    Capitals (beginning of sentences and proper nouns)

    Periods at the end of Sentences

    Use of Other Punctuation (. ! ?) 

    2nd Quarter: differences from 1st quarter is in bold

    Have a 3-part plan (B, M, E)

    Character

    Setting

    Action/Significant Event

    Picture Plan Labels

    Speech Bubbles

    Descriptive Details

    Sequential/Organized

    More Detail in the Middle

    At Least 4 to 5 Sentences  

    Spelling of Sight Words

    Use of Blends

    Consistent Spacing

    Consistent Lowercase Letters

    Capitals (beginning of sentences and proper nouns)

    Periods at the end of Sentences

    Use of Other Punctuation (. ! ?) 

     4th  Quarter: differences from 4th quarter is in bold

    Have a 4-part plan (B, M, M, E)

    More than 1 Character

    More than 1 Setting

    Action/Significant Event

    Picture Plan Labels

    Speech Bubbles

    Descriptive Details

    Sequential/Organized

    More Detail in the Middle

    At Least 6 to 8 Sentences  

    Spelling of Sight Words

    Use of Blends

    Consistent Spacing

    Consistent Lowercase Letters

    Capitals (beginning of sentences and proper nouns)

    Periods at the end of Sentences

    Use of Other Punctuation (. ! ?)

    Use of temporal words (first, second, next, last) 

     

     

    Having students practice at home is a great way to strengthen these skill sets. Below, I have included a planning map for (B, M, E) and (B, M, M, E), a blank writing page, and an editing rubric you can do together with your child and they can use to monitor their own progress.