The 1st Grade Common Core Standards were created to give educators and parents a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The common core standards were created to ensure that students get consistent, high quality education from state to state. They give teachers direction as to what knowledge and skills their students should have, so they can create quality lessons for their students. The Common Core Standards are aligned with college and work expectations. They are also rigorous and require higher order thinking skills. The first grade common core standards are evidenced based and informed by other top performing countries. Here you will find resources necessary for understanding and teaching the new Common Core Curriculum.

Teach and Keep Track Reading and Writing Pack

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This pack includes dividers, data sheets and resources for teaching reading and writing. These printable were created for the Avery Mini Binders that hold 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 sheets.
The following is included:
-Dividers and Covers

ed Reading Group dividers
-Guided Reading Lesson Plan Sheet
-Running Record Cheat Sheet
-Guided Reading Group Book Log
-Word Work Focus Sheet by Reading Level
-Running Record Forms
-Elkonin Boxes
-Reading Strategies Sheet
-Individual Reading Conference Form
-Reading Interventions Forms
-Writer’s Workshop Conference Form
-Writer’s Workshop Conference Schedule
-Writing Intervention Forms

s Checklists
-Sample Stories for modeling writing
(Some forms are provided in a powerpoint so you can add text boxes and print.)

Morning Menu: April and May

Slide1-290x217These activities are simple and completely aligned to the Common Core Standards. Your students can do these for morning work, as a fast finisher activity or just as review.

Summer to Second Grade

Screen-Shot-2013-03-03-at-8.45.41-PM-300x231This pack includes everything your first graders need to review and remain ready for second grade over the summer. It includes a summer reading list by level, reader’s response sheets, phonics review, making words activities, writing review, and math worksheets. All activities are aligned with the common core standards.

Morning Menu: Cooking Up Morning Fun (Aug. and Sept.)

This includes 41 activities that are quick, easy and aligned to the common core standards for first grade. Each morning your students will choose an activity, get out their morning work notebook and get started on their activity. You can also use these cards in a more guided way for other times of the day.