Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - English — Grade 1


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110.12.b.1

Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Print Awareness. Students understand how English is written and printed. Students are expected to:

110.12.b.1.A

recognize that spoken words are represented in written English by specific sequences of letters;

110.12.b.1.B

identify upper- and lower-case letters;

110.12.b.1.C

sequence the letters of the alphabet;

110.12.b.1.D

recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., capitalization of first word, ending punctuation);

110.12.b.1.E

read texts by moving from top to bottom of the page and tracking words from left to right with return sweep; and

110.12.b.1.F

identify the information that different parts of a book provide (e.g., title, author, illustrator, table of contents).

110.12.b.10

Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary Nonfiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and respond by providing evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to determine whether a story is true or a fantasy and explain why.

110.12.b.11

Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to recognize sensory details in literary text.