First Grade | Prairie Hills Elementary

Welcome to First Grade!

Mrs. Pape. Mrs. Streifel, and Ms. Robinson​  

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​First Grade Quarterly Focus

​​Literacy Structure: The Daily Five

The Daily Five is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students.

When it is up and running smoothly, students will be engaged in the Daily Five, which are comprised of:

  • Read to Self
  • Work on Writing
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Word Work
Literacy Strategies: CAFE
 CAFE is the organization of the reading strategies taught during

the Daily 5 time. CAFE is the acronym for the four major

components of reading:
  • C for Comprehension: I understand what I read.
  • A for Accuracy: I read the words as they are written in the text.
  • F for Fluency: I read accurately with expression and understand what I read.
  • E for Expanding Vocabulary: I know, find, and use interesting and academic words.  

Your child will learn reading strategies within each category. These strategies will become tools they learn and apply to help them become better readers and writers. 


TO VIEW THE STRATEGIES ON WHICH YOUR STUDENT WILL BE ASSESSED FOR THIS QUARTER, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
Quarter 1 Literacy Learning Targets for 1st Grade.docx

​Social StudiesGoods and Services

​Math​Using the 'making ten' strategy to solve story problems
Practicing Fact Fluency​
Working accurately and efficiently
Developing skills around our understanding of groups of tens and ones
Learning Targets for math Module 1.pdfLearning Targets for math Module 2.pdf Learning Targets for Module 3.pdf
Learning Targets for math Module 4.pdf Learning Targets for math Module 5.pdf Learning Targets for math Module 6.pdf
​Writing

​​Informative Writing Pieces...

1st Grade Informative Writing Checklist.pdf
Opinion Writing Pieces...

1st Grade Opinion Checklist.pdf

Narrative Writing Pieces...

1st Grade Narrative Writing Checklist.pdf