1st Grade

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First Grade English Language Arts/Reading Overview

First Grade has five primary focus areas: reading, writing, research, listening and speaking, and oral and written conventions.

In Reading, students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing.

In first grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students should write and read (or be read to) on a daily basis.

1st Grade Reading Priority TEKS

1st Grade Year at a Glance


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First Grade Math Overview

First grade has three primary focal areas. 

First, is the understanding and application of place value. Students use relationships within the numeration system to understand the sequential order of the counting numbers and their relative magnitude. 

Second, is the solving of problems involving addition and subtraction. Students extend their use of addition and subtraction beyond the actions of joining and separating to include comparing and combining. 

Third, is the composing and decomposing of two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional solids. Students are able to identify, name and describe basic two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional solids. 

1st Grade Math Priority TEKS

1st Grade Year at a Glance

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