Pennsylvania Core Standards for English Language Arts — Grade 1


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CC.1.1.1.B

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

CC.1.1.1.B.a

Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.

CC.1.1.1.C

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

CC.1.1.1.C.a

Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

CC.1.1.1.C.b

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken and written words

CC.1.1.1.C.c

Orally produce single-syllable words, including consonant blends and digraphs

CC.1.1.1.C.d

Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single syllable words

CC.1.1.1.C.e

Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single syllable words

CC.1.1.1.D

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CC.1.1.1.D.a

Identify common consonant diagraphs, final-e, and common vowel teams.

CC.1.1.1.D.b

Decode one- and two-syllable words with common patterns.

CC.1.1.1.D.c

Read grade-level words with inflectional endings

CC.1.1.1.D.d

Read grade appropriate irregularly spelled words

CC.1.1.1.E

Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CC.1.1.1.E.a

Read on-level text with purpose and understanding

CC.1.1.1.E.b

Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CC.1.1.1.E.c

Use context to confirm or self correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

CC.1.2.1.A

Identify the main idea and retell key details of text.

CC.1.2.1.B

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CC.1.2.1.C

Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

CC.1.2.1.E

Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text.

CC.1.2.1.F

Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

CC.1.2.1.G

Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

CC.1.2.1.H

Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

CC.1.2.1.I

Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.

CC.1.2.1.J

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

CC.1.2.1.K

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

CC.1.2.1.L

Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently

CC.1.3.1.A

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CC.1.3.1.B

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CC.1.3.1.C

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

CC.1.3.1.D

Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

CC.1.3.1.E

Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading or range of text types.

CC.1.3.1.F

Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CC.1.3.1.G

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe characters, setting, or events.

CC.1.3.1.H

Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

CC.1.3.1.I

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content.

CC.1.3.1.J

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to texts, including words that signal connections and relationships between the words and phrases.

CC.1.3.1.K

Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

CC.1.4.1.A

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information

CC.1.4.1.B

Identify and write about one specific topic.

CC.1.4.1.C

Develop the topic with two or more facts

CC.1.4.1.D

Group information and provide some sense of closure.

CC.1.4.1.E

Choose words and phrases for effect.

CC.1.4.1.F

Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

CC.1.4.1.F.a

Capitalize dates and names of people

CC.1.4.1.F.b

Use end punctuation; use commas in dates and words in series

CC.1.4.1.F.c

Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns, phonemic awareness, and spelling conventions.

CC.1.4.1.G

Write opinion pieces on familiar topics.

CC.1.4.1.H

Form an opinion by choosing among given topics.

CC.1.4.1.I

Support the opinion with reasons related to the opinion.

CC.1.4.1.J

Create an organizational structure that includes reasons and provides some sense of closure.

CC.1.4.1.K

Use a variety of words and phrases.

CC.1.4.1.L

Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

CC.1.4.1.L.a

Capitalize dates and names of people.

CC.1.4.1.L.b

Use end punctuation; use commas in dates and words in series

CC.1.4.1.L.c

Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns, phonemic awareness, and spelling conventions

CC.1.4.1.M

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

CC.1.4.1.N

Establish who and what the narrative will be about.

CC.1.4.1.O

Include thoughts and feelings to describe experiences and events.

CC.1.4.1.P

Recount two or more appropriately sequenced events using temporal words to signal event order and provide some sense of closure.

CC.1.4.1.Q

Use a variety of words and phrases.

CC.1.4.1.R

Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

CC.1.4.1.R.a

Capitalize dates and names of people

CC.1.4.1.R.b

Use end punctuation; use commas in dates and words in series.

CC.1.4.1.R.c

Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns, phonemic awareness, and spelling conventions.

CC.1.4.1.T

With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

CC.1.4.1.U

With guidance and support, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing including in collaboration with peers

CC.1.4.1.V

Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects

CC.1.4.1.W

With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

CC.1.4.1.X

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

CC.1.5.1.A

Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

CC.1.5.1.B

Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

CC.1.5.1.C

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

CC.1.5.1.D

Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly

CC.1.5.1.E

Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

CC.1.5.1.F

Add drawings or other visual displays when sharing aloud to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

CC.1.5.1.G

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking, based on Grade 1 level and content.