1st Grade P2 Language Arts
Reading skills are developed using phonics and a literature-based program with a focus on comprehension and critical thinking. Teachers also read aloud to students, exposing them to a rich variety of stories. Discussion about the reading selections enhances comprehension, as does the introduction of literary components (plot, characterization, mood, the author’s purpose).
Vocabulary development is an integral part of the process. Writing skills involve instruction in both the mechanical process of forming letters and the gradual development of the ability to communicate with the written word. Grammar is taught both as part of the writing process and as an individually practiced skill.
The Spelling Menus are to used as a tool for preparing for the weekly tests. Students should not be completing every activity listed, but should select those suggestions that help them to study. The menus are to be returned to school on Friday as a homework assignment.