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Grade 1 English Tutor

Grade 1 English Tutoring

The first grade represents a critical building block and foundation for effective language development. The foundation of any language is based on the student’s prior experience and encompasses an understanding of concepts required for reading, phonemic awareness, understanding of letter-sound relationships, vocabulary knowledge, semantic and syntactic awareness, higher-order thinking skills, and capacity for metacognition.

We work with the local curriculum which enables us to create a firm foundation which your child can build their language skills on. During grades one through three, students must develop oral, writing, reading and media literacy skills.


Grade 1 English Sample Curriculum

Oral Communication


  • Identify purposes for listening and demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behavior
  • Identify a few listening comprehension strategies and use them
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the information and ideas in oral texts by retelling
  • Use stated and implied information in oral texts to make simple inferences
  • Extend understanding of oral texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge
  • Identify whether an oral text is fact or fiction and identify who is speaking and the point of view expressed by the speaker
  • Identify some of the presentation strategies used in oral texts
  • Identify a few purposes for speaking and demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behavior
  • Communicate ideas and choose appropriate words to communicate their meaning accurately
  • Identify some vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, and volume, and use them appropriately
  • Identify some non-verbal cues, including facial expression, gestures, and eye contact
  • Use visual aids and identify strategies they found helpful for listening and speaking

Reading


  • Read a few different types of literary texts and identify different purposes for reading and choose reading materials
  • Identify a few reading comprehension strategies and demonstrate understanding of a text by retelling
  • Use stated and implied information in texts to make predictions
  • Extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge
  • Identify the main idea and express personal thoughts and feelings about what has been read
  • Identify the speaker and the point of view and suggest a possible alternative perspective
  • Identify and describe the characteristics and recognize simple organizational patterns
  • Identify text features and elements of style and explain how they help readers understand texts
  • Automatically read and understand some high-frequency words
  • Predict the meaning of and solve unfamiliar words using different types of cues
  • Read familiar texts at a sufficient rate and with expression to convey the sense of the text
  • Explain how their skills in listening, speaking, writing, viewing, and representing help them make sense of what they read

Writing


  • Identify the topic, purpose, audience, and form for writing and generate ideas about new topics
  • Gather information to support ideas for writing
  • Identify and order main ideas and supporting details using simple graphic organizers
  • Establish a personal voice in their writing and use familiar words and phrases to convey meaning
  • Write simple but complete sentences that make sense
  • Identify their point of view and one possible different point of view about the topic
  • Identify elements of their writing that need improvement and make simple revisions
  • Spell some high-frequency words and spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies
  • Confirm spellings and word meanings using one or two resources
  • Use punctuation to help communicate their intended meaning
  • Use parts of speech appropriately and proofread and correct their writing
  • Use some appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product
  • Produce pieces of published work to meet criteria identified by the teacher
  • Identify strategies they found helpful before, during, and after writing
  • Select pieces of writing they think show their best work and explain their selection

Media Literacy


  • Identify the topic, purpose, audience, and form for writing and generate ideas about new topics
  • Gather information to support ideas for writing
  • Identify and order main ideas and supporting details using simple graphic organizers
  • Establish a personal voice in their writing and use familiar words and phrases to convey meaning
  • Write simple but complete sentences that make sense
  • Identify their point of view and one possible different point of view about the topic
  • Identify elements of their writing that need improvement and make simple revisions
  • Spell some high-frequency words and spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies
  • Confirm spellings and word meanings using one or two resources
  • Use punctuation to help communicate their intended meaning
  • Use parts of speech appropriately and proofread and correct their writing
  • Use some appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product
  • Produce pieces of published work to meet criteria identified by the teacher
  • Identify strategies they found helpful before, during, and after writing
  • Select pieces of writing they think show their best work and explain their selection
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