Writing will be an even larger part of 1st Grade. Students will be writing detailed sentences, as well as focused paragraphs with lots of detail, correctedly used punctuation, and capitalization. They will write narrative, opinion, and informational/explanatory pieces. "Thinking Maps" and "Write From the Beginning" as well as the McGraw Hill "Wonders" Program will be the basis for instruction.
Designated ELD students, will receive 30 minutes of focused language instruction, in a small group, each day. All students will receive speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, penmanship, and language conventions through instruction in large group, small group, and individually, as needed and time allows.