First Grade Scope & Sequence

Third Trimester


Assessments designed to help the teachers identify student proficiency in pre-requisite skills and to plan differentiated instruction.

  • Reading Foundational Skills: Teachers use ongoing progress to assess student learning needs in reading foundational skills
  • Reading Comprehension: Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment. Teachers will administer a 1:1 reading comprehension assessment.
  • Math: iReady Diagnostic. Learn more about the iReady Math Diagnostic Assessment here.


In the third Trimester, reading instruction will focus on the following:

Informational Text, identifying the main topic and retelling key details, describing the connection between people, events and ideas. For Literary Text, students will focus on understanding the central message, comparing & contrasting experiences of the characters in stories.

Lexia, iReady & Word Study

  • Individualized Learning

Foundational Skills

  • Phonics, phonological awareness, features of print, syllables, word recognition, spelling patterns
  • Fluency

    Writer’s Workshop

    Trimester 3 will focus on Opinion & Narrative writing as well as grammar and conventions. For Opinion Writing, students will focus on stating an opinion and including reasons for this opinion. For Narrative Writing, students will recount two or more events; recall information from experiences, respond to questions and add details to strengthen writing as needed.


    In Trimester 3, first grade students will study the Amplify Science units of Animal and Plant Defenses as well as the Spinning Earth Unit.


    In Math, core instruction during the third trimester will focus on solving addition and subtraction problems, extending counting sequences and understanding place value.

    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Health

    SEL will focus on establishing relationships and a supportive class community, including learning in the following areas:

    • Understanding awareness and understanding & managing of one’s own emotions
    • Learning responsible decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • Showing awareness of other people’s emotions, perspectives, cultures, languages, histories, identities and abilities
    • Showing an awareness and respect for similarities and differences among community, cultural and social groups
    • Communication and Social Skills
    • Taking steps to resolve interpersonal conflicts and have healthy relationships
    • Demonstrate a sense of school and community responsibility


    For PE, Music & Library please see the grade level Essential Learnings.

    Additional lessons will be provided for health, using technology, and safe online behaviors.