First Grade Report Card Content Areas


    Reads Grade Level Text

    • Reads and comprehends text accurately


    Key Ideas and Details

    • Asks and answers questions
    • Identifies main idea(s)
    • Retells familiar stories with details
    • Describes characters, settings, and events
    • Makes connections with text

    Craft and Structure

    • Learns new descriptive vocabulary words
    • Asks and answers questions to understand the meanings of words
    • Identifies differences between types of texts (fiction and nonfiction)
    • Uses text features to locate information (headings, tables of contents, glossaries, icons, etc.)
    • Identifies author’s purpose


    • Uses the illustrations and details in a text to describe ideas 
    • Identifies how authors use reasoning to support their points
    • Compares and contrasts characters, events, and topics
    • Understands organization and basic features of print

    Phonics Skills

    • Understands features of print (sentence structure, punctuation)
    • Identifies and blends sounds in reading and speaking
    • Reads grade-level appropriate high-frequency words (commonly used words)




    • Writes narratives recounting events, using details to describe and elaborate
    • Writes informative texts introducing topic and using facts and definitions to develop points
    • Writes opinion pieces introducing topic and stating reasons to support opinion
    • Provides closure
    • Uses leads, transitions and organization


    • Uses labels and words to give details
    • Uses labels and words to give facts
    • Elaborates on ideas

    Language Conventions

    • Uses grade appropriate grammar, spelling, and conventions in writing




    • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
      • Represents and solves problems involving addition and subtraction
      • Understands and applies properties of operations and the relationships between addition and subtraction
      • Adds and subtracts within 20
      • Works with addition and subtraction equations
    • Measurement and Data
      • Extends the counting sequence 
      • Understands place value
      • Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
    • Geometry
      • Reasons with shapes and their attributes


    • Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them
    • Reasons abstractly and quantitatively
    • Constructs viable arguments and critiques the reasoning of others
    • Models with mathematics
    • Uses appropriate tools strategically
    • Attends to precision
    • Looks for and makes use of structure
    • Looks for and expresses regularity in repeated reasoning



    Understands skills and concepts related to scientific principles from science units on Animal and Plant Defenses; Light and Sound; Spinning Earth.


    Social Studies

    Understands skills and concepts related to social studies lessons on Our Families, Our world, Our Wants and Needs.



    Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning

    • Stays on task
    • Follows directions
    • Contributes positively

    Demonstrates skills and concepts

    • Sings
    • Performs with instruments
    • Reads and notates music
    • Composes and improvises
    • Listens, analyzes, and describes music


    Health and Fitness

    Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

    • Respects the rights and feelings of others
    • Actively listens and follows directions
    • Stays on task
    • Contributes positively

    Demonstrates skills and concepts related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

    • Recognizes and demonstrates mature form in
      • Locomotor (i.e. jog, run, hop, jump, gallop, slide, skip, leap)
      • Non-locomotor (i.e. bend, twist, stretch, push, pull)
      • Uses manipulatives alone and with a partner (i.e. rolling, tossing, throwing over/underhand, catching, bouncing, dribbling, kick/punt)
      • Balance and rhythm
    • Demonstrates movement concepts
      • Personal/general space
      • Pathways (i.e. zig-zag, curve, straight)
      • Directions (i.e. forward, backward, diagonal, sideways)
      • Levels (i.e. high, medium, low)
      • Moves safely in a variety of activities
      • Game strategies
    • Recognizes basic fitness vocabulary
      • Physical activities, heart, lungs, heartbeat, breath, muscles
    • Understands skills and concepts related to health
      • Nutrition and the body