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Developing Language Arts for LittlesĀ 

Developing Language Arts for Littles 

(Reading, Writing and Beginning Grammar)



Makes predictions about a story or passage based on the title and/or pictures

Identifies words and constructs meaning from picture clues in text

Identifies basic sight words

Distinguishes fact from fiction

Begins to understand basic characteristics of fables, stories and legends

Identifies story elements of setting, plot, character and conflict (where, when, what, who and why)

Uses personal perspective in responding to stories, such as relating to characters or situations

Locates the title, author name, illustrator name and table of contents

Sorts common words into categories (e.g., food, colors, shapes)


Reads and writes own name

Tells a story using pictures

Uses letters or shapes to depict words or ideas

Writes basic words

Copies or writes words to convey messages

Participates in group dictated stories

Builds simple words and sentences

Demonstrates left-to-right progression, and top-to-bottom progression

1st grade

This class is for the beginner reader and writer who knows all letters, sounds, and can sounds out simple words.   This class will help teach the major elements of a standard language arts program.  Reading elements include: phonics (letter sounds), combine to form CVC words, add blends and digraphs; sight words; syllables; picture clues; following directions; listening comprehension; rhyming; word families and more.  Using dictation, copywork, and creative writing, students will review simple sentence structure, capitalization and punctuation.  Synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech will be discussed.    Picture study, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and memorization will round out the class so students progress in their reading, writing, and beginning public speaking skills.


Teacher: Mrs. Julie Hughes

Time: 9:30-10:25 am

Price: $150 / per semester + $5 supply fee