Students will generally show the most reading growth in first grade. It is, in my opinoin, the most important year for literacy growth. Students will start off reading simple text, one to two sentences per page. They will end the year reading significantly more complex text. They will be on the verge of chapter books or reading chapter books.
By the end of first grade students will have learned and should be able to apply these skills:
- Students will have mastered digraphs and blends
- They will learn and be able to apply the "busy e" (CVCE) rule
- Students will learn and be able to identify a variety of vowel combinations
- Students will be able to read the first grade trick word list and should be able to spell most of these words