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  • Reading Workshop: Reading Workshop provides students with a supportive environment that involves them in authentic reading experiences that focus on the strengths and needs of each individual student.  Reading Workshop helps students develop strong reading skills through the use of a mini-lesson, shared reading, read aloud, conferencing, independent reading, partner reading, and literature responses as they move to 2nd grade.  The basic philosophy behind the Reading Workshop model is to allow students to spend an extended amount of time reading authentic texts that interest them on a daily basis and to provide opportunities to talk about literature. The ultimate goal of a Reading Workshop is always to develop life-long passionate reader

    • Unit 1: Building Good Reading Habits
    • Unit 2: Word Detectives
    • Unit 3: Learning About the World (Reading Nonfiction)
    • Unit 4: Readers Get to Know Characters
    • Unit 5: Readers Have Big Jobs to Do (Fluency, Phonics & Comprehension)
    • Unit 6: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons (A Study of Story Elements)
    • Unit 7: Nonfiction Book Clubs

    Students 'book shop' for "just right books" during Reading Workshop.  These books allow children to read independently and grow confidently as a reader.  If you need some help finding "just right" books for you child, take a peek at Scholastic's List!

    Raz Kids is a great reading resource for students where they can access leveled text through an interactive learning portal designed to keep them motivated and engaged!  

  • GO Math!: Go Math! helps children engage with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in new, exciting ways.  Lessons begin with context-based situations and then build to more abstract problems.  We will use models, manipulatives, pictures, and symbols to build mathematical understanding.  Your children wil achieve fluency, speed, and confidence with grade-level standards.

    • Chapter 1: Addition Concepts
    • Chapter 2: Subtraction Concepts
    • Chapter 3: Addition Strategies
    • Chapter 4: Subtraction Strategies
    • Chapter 5: Addition & Subtraction Relationships
    • Chapter 6: Count & Model Numbers
    • Chapter 7: Compare Numbers
    • Chapter 8: 2-Digit Addition & Subtraction
    • Chapter 9: Measurement
    • Chapter 10: Represent Data
    • Chapter 11: 3-Dimensional Shapes
    • Chapter 12: 2-Dimensional Shapes

    Resources:

    GO Math! Online Worbook & Homework Book

    Interactive Math Manipulatives

    Go Math! Online Games

    Reflex Mat

  • Phonics: Our new program provide a lean and concise instructional pathway in phonics that is realistic and doable, and that taps into kids’ skills and energy for tackling the fabulous challenge of learning to read and write.  It introduces high-leverage phonics concepts and strategies in a way that keeps pace with students’ reading and writing and helps them understand when, how, and why they can use phonics to read and write.  The program offers delightfully fun and engaging storylines, classroom mascots, songs, chants, rhymes, and games to help students fall head over heels in love with phonics and to create a joyous community of learners.  Finally, the program aligns with state-of-the-art reading and writing workshops for a coherent approach in which terminology, tools, rituals, and methods are shared in ways that benefit both teachers and kids.  Our mascot Rasheed will help us throughout the year! 

    • Unit 1: Talking and Thinking About Letters
    • Unit 2: The Mystery of Silent e
    • Unit 3: From Tip to Tail - Reading Across Words
    • Unit 4: Word Builders - Using Vowel Teams to Build Big Words
    • Unit 5: Marvelous Bloopers - Learning Through Mistakes
  • Science: Using Pearson Interactive Science, the program features an innovative write-in student edition that makes learning personal, relevant, and engaging!

    • Chapter 1: Energy
    • Chapter 2: Plants & Animals
    • Chapter 3: Patters in Space 

    Social Studies: Topics and activities align with New Jersey State Standards

    • Topic 1: School and Family
    • Topic 2: Where We Live
    • Topic 3: Work of Work (Basic Economics)
    • Topic 4: Everything Changes (Communities Over Time)
    • Topic 5: Good Citizens
    • Topic 6: America's Government 
  • Writing Workshop: Writing Workshop, similar to Reading Workshop, is a method of teaching writing using a workshop model.  Students are given opportunities to write in a variety of genres and helps foster a love of writing.  Writing Workshop provides students with a supportive environment that involves them in authentic writing experiences that focus on the strengths and needs of each individual student.  Writing Workshop can build students' fluency in writing through continuous, repeated exposure to the process of writing.  In Writing Workshop, 1st grade students are exposed to the organization and thought required to create a story or write about a favorite topic and develop it into an understandable narrative with a focus.  We focus heavily on writing stories in sequential order and expose students to the editing and revision stages of the writing process using appropriate capitalization, and punctuation.

    • Unit 1: Small Moments (Personal Narratives)
    • Unit 2: How To Books
    • Unit 3: Nonfiction Chapter Books (Informational)
    • Unit 4: Writing Reviews (Opinion)
    • Unit 5: From Scenes to Series (Fiction)
    • Unit 6: Poetry and Songs
    • Unit 7: Writing Like Scientists (Informational)

     

     

     

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    1st Grade Informational Writing Rubric

    1st Grade Opinion Writing Rubric