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  1. 1. DeKalb County School District Elementary Standards & Grading Procedures 1st Grade Teacher: School Phone Number: Email Address: School Website Link: First Grade students will receive instruction in Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) for ELA and Math. Science, Social Studies, Music, Health and Physical Education instruction will be based on the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS.) The CCGPS and GPS standards can be found at By the end of First Grade students will: CCGPS Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text Literature Informational Text Ask & answer questions about key details in a text. Ask & answer questions about key details in a text. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. understanding of their central message or lesson. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or using key details. pieces of information in a text. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning feelings or appeal to the senses. of words and phrases in a text. Explain major differences between books that tell stories Know and use various text features to locate key facts or and books that give information. information in a text. Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or illustrations and information provided by the words in a text. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas. characters, setting, or events. (Not applicable to literature) Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text. Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on characters in stories. the same topic With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriate complexity for grade 1. appropriately complex for grade 1. CCGPS Reading Standards: Foundational Skills • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. CCGPS Writing Standards • Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. • Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts, and provide some sense of closure. • Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. • With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed. • With guidance & support, uses a variety of digital tools to produce & publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. • Participate in shared research and writing projects 1
  2. 2. DeKalb County School District Elementary Standards & Grading Procedures 1st Grade • With guidance & support, recall information from experiences or gather information from sources to answer a question. CCGPS Speaking and Listening Standards • Participate in collaborative conversations about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. • Ask & answer questions about what a speaker says to gather additional information or clarify something not understood. • Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly. • Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feeling • Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. CCGPS Language Standards K–5 • Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. • Demonstrate command of the conventions of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. • With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships CCGPS for Mathematics: • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. • Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. • Add and subtract within 20. • Work with addition and subtraction equations. • Extend the counting sequence. • Understand place value. • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract. • Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units. • Tell and write time. • Represent and interpret data. • Reason with shapes and their attributes. GPS for Science: • Observe, measure, and communicate weather data • Identify what things can do when put together and what cannot be done when things are not put together • Create drawings that correctly depict a specific thing being described • Make observations, ask questions about, and investigate patterns • Investigate light, sound, and magnets • Note repeating patterns in shadows, weather, and daily needs of plants and animals • Demonstrate awareness of the characteristics and basic needs of living things GPS for Social Studies: • Identify and describe the lives of significant historical American figures • Explain how American folktales characterize our national heritage • Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with selected historical figures • Locate their own city, county, state, nation and continent on a simple map or globe • Describe the positive character traits of the selected historical figures • Explain the meaning of patriotic language in selected American songs • Identify, describe & explain basic ideas related to goods, services, scarcity, producers & consumers, spending and saving 2
  3. 3. DeKalb County School District Elementary Standards & Grading Procedures 1st Grade GPS for Music • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music • Reading and notating music • Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments • Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines • Listening to, analyzing, and describing music • Evaluating music and music performances • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts • Understanding music in relation to history and culture • Moving, alone and with others, to a varied repertoire of music GPS for Physical Education: • Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities. • Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principals, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. • Participates regularly in physical activity. • Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness. • Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings. • Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self- expression, and/or social interaction. GPS for Health Education • Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. • Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors. • Demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health. • Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks. • Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health. • Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health. • Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks. • Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. Core Instructional Materials and Resources (Textbook/Publisher/web links): English Language Arts: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: StoryTown Mathematics: Houghton Mifflin: Math Expressions & Math Georgia Science: Houghton Mifflin Georgia Science Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin Social Studies: Georgia Physical Education and Health: Passwords for Student Links 1. Listed below are the websites, usernames, and access codes to retrieve online textbook resources per grade-level and content area for grades K-5. 2. The same username and pass code can be utilized to access the Math, Science, and Social Studies online textbook. Example: To access the Math, Science, and Social Studies textbook, log on to and input the username Kclassdekalb and password: dekalbstudentk. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS Grade 1 MATH, SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL STUDIES Username: 1classdekalb Password: dekalbstudent1 Username: 1classdekalb Password: dekalbstudent1 3
  4. 4. DeKalb County School District Elementary Standards & Grading Procedures 1st Grade Web Links for Parental Support • CompassLearning & Odyseey • NetTrekker classic & Netrekker di (Differentiated Instruction) • Information on standards-based education • Resources, research tools, and grade-specific activities • Educational games for students and advice for parents English language arts Web Links for Parental Support • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • Family Education • Web English Teacher • Starfall Learning • Websites Mathematics Web Links for Parental Support: • U.S. Dept. of ED. • Bi-Lingual Math Ed. • Math Education • Online Math Games Science Web Links for Parental Support • Released test items from state testing program • Ask-a-scientist. • Genetics Resources written at the Elementary Level • Volcanoes Social Studies Web Links for Parental Support • Social Studies Sites for Elementary Students • National Geographic • World Almanac for Kids • Statistical data for countries that are a part of the United Nations • Learn about everyday habits and customs from various cultures around the world. • How to register to vote in the United States Physical Education and Health Web Links for Parental Support • • Grading Scale: Weighted Averages (Board Policy) A = 90% – 100% Excellent B = 80% - 89% Good C = 71% - 79% Fair D = 70 F = below 70 Grading Policy: Classwork/Participation - 40 % Tests & Quizzes 30% Passing Failing Projects 25% Homework 5% Homework Times for Grade 1: First Grade students should receive between 20 minutes to 30 minutes of content area homework per night and reading for practice and/or pleasure can be beyond this time. 4