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FIRST​ ​GRADE​ ​FIRST​ ​NINE​ ​WEEKS​ ​–​ ​LISD​ ​Curriculum​ ​Overview​ ​2017-2018

All​ ​LISD​ ​Curriculum​ ​is​ ​written​ ​by​ ​LISD​ ​teachers​ ​under​ ​the​ ​guidance​ ​of​ ​LISD​ ​Curriculum​ ​Personnel.
All​ ​LISD​ ​Curriculum​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Texas​ ​Essential​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills​ ​(TEKS)​ ​for​ ​each​ ​grade​ ​level.
The​ ​TEKS​ ​are​ ​located​ ​on​ ​the​ ​TEA​ ​website:
(​http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148&menu_id=720&menu_id2=785​).

Integrated​ ​Language​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Social​ ​Studies


Language​ ​Arts

Unit​ ​1:​ ​Establishing​ ​Routines​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Reader​ ​and​ ​Writer

Big​ ​Ideas:
● Establish​ ​a​ ​purpose​ ​for​ ​reading​ ​and​ ​monitor​ ​and​ ​adjust​ ​comprehension
● Make​ ​predictions​ ​and​ ​connections​ ​with​ ​various​ ​texts
● Understand​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​print​ ​awareness​ ​and​ ​letter​ ​knowledge​ ​to​ ​writing​ ​(print​ ​awareness)
● Use​ ​phonological​ ​knowledge​ ​to​ ​match​ ​sounds​ ​to​ ​letters​ ​to​ ​write​ ​known​ ​words
● Plan,​ ​draft,​ ​share​ ​stories
● Listen​ ​share​ ​and​ ​take​ ​turns​ ​in​ ​a​ ​group
● Speak​ ​in​ ​complete​ ​sentences
● Create​ ​and​ ​interpret​ ​visual​ ​and​ ​written​ ​material
● Write​ ​legibly​ ​and​ ​use​ ​basic​ ​capitalization​ ​and​ ​punctuation

Unit:​ ​Fiction​ ​(Elements​ ​of​ ​Fiction​ ​in​ ​Reader’s​ ​Workshop​ ​&​ ​Personal​ ​Narrative​ ​in​ ​Writer’s​ ​Workshop)

Big​ ​Ideas:
● Use​ ​a​ ​flexible​ ​range​ ​of​ ​metacognitive​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​strategies​ ​to​ ​better​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​text.
● Describe​ ​the​ ​plot​ ​and​ ​retell​ ​a​ ​story’s​ ​beginning,​ ​middle,​ ​and​ ​end.
● Describe​ ​characters​ ​in​ ​a​ ​story​ ​and​ ​the​ ​reasons​ ​for​ ​their​ ​actions​ ​and​ ​feelings
● Connect​ ​the​ ​meaning​ ​of​ ​a​ ​well-known​ ​story​ ​or​ ​fable​ ​to​ ​personal​ ​experiences
● Determine​ ​whether​ ​a​ ​story​ ​is​ ​true​ ​or​ ​a​ ​fantasy​ ​and​ ​explain​ ​why.
● Write​ ​brief​ ​stories​ ​that​ ​include​ ​a​ ​beginning,​ ​middle,​ ​and​ ​end

Social​ ​Studies​ ​(taught​ ​through​ ​Reading/Writing​ ​Workshop)

Unit​ ​1:​ ​My​ ​World

Big​ ​Ideas:
● Understand​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​for​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​laws
● Understand​ ​characteristics​ ​of​ ​being​ ​a​ ​good​ ​citizen​ ​and​ ​how​ ​citizens​ ​show​ ​respect​ ​to​ ​others​ ​and​ ​to​ ​our​ ​country
● Understand​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​authority​ ​figures,​ ​public​ ​officials​ ​and​ ​citizens
● Understand​ ​that​ ​voting​ ​helps​ ​us​ ​make​ ​decisions
● Understand​ ​how​ ​directions​ ​help​ ​us​ ​locate​ ​places​ ​and​ ​things
Mathematics Science
Introduction​ ​to​ ​Intentional​ ​Problem​ ​Solving​ ​Unit Scientific​ ​Investigation​ ​and​ ​Reasoning
TEKS: Process​ ​1ABCDEFG
Unit​ ​1:​ ​We​ ​Are​ ​Scientists
Big​ ​Ideas:
Process​ ​(Continued​ ​All​ ​Year): Big​ ​Ideas:
● Apply,​ ​represent,​ ​and​ ​communicate​ ​mathematical
thinking​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​real-world​ ​problems.​ Process​ ​(Continued​ ​All​ ​Year):
● Analyze​ ​mathematical​ ​relationships​ ​to​ ​make ● Scientists​ ​follow​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​ethical​ ​practices​ ​in​ ​their
connections,​ ​develop​ ​strategies,​ ​and​ ​justify work​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​accepted​ ​science
mathematical ideas​ ​and​ ​arguments. standards
● Scientists​ ​address​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​vocabulary​ ​in
Understand,​ ​Analyze,​ ​and​ ​Generate​ ​Multiple context
Solutions​ ​for​ ​Addition/Subtraction​ ​Situations ● Scientists​ ​carefully​ ​implement​ ​studies​ ​of​ ​the
natural​ ​world​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​tested​ ​by​ ​others
Unit​ ​1:​ ​Addition​ ​and​ ​Subtraction​ ​Understanding ● Scientists​ ​use​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​models​ ​to​ ​investigate​ ​the
natural​ ​world
TEKS: Number:​ ​2A,​ ​3BCDEF,​ ​LS_1.2​​ ​Algebra:​ ​5DEFG
Process:​ ​1ABCDEFG
Unit​ ​2:​ ​Making​ ​Observations
Big​ ​Ideas:
Content: Big​ ​Ideas:
● Apply​ ​an​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​Base​ ​10​ ​relationships​ ​to
develop​ ​various​ ​strategies/methods​ ​for whole​ ​number Process​ ​(Continued​ ​All​ ​Year):
computation. ● Follow​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​ethical​ ​practices​ ​in​ ​their​ ​work​ ​in
● Demonstrate​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​efficient​ ​strategies accordance​ ​with​ ​accepted​ ​science​ ​standards
and​ ​methods​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​problems accurately. ● Address​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​vocabulary​ ​in​ ​context
● Identify​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​number​ ​patterns​ ​to​ ​describe ● Carefully​ ​implement​ ​studies​ ​of​ ​the​ ​natural​ ​world
relationships. that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​tested​ ​by​ ​others
● Using​ ​evidence​ ​to​ ​answer​ ​questions,​ ​scientists
Process​ ​(Continued​ ​All​ ​Year): clearly​ ​communicate​ ​valid​ ​oral​ ​and​ ​written​ ​results
● Apply,​ ​represent,​ ​and​ ​communicate​ ​mathematical ● Use​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​and​ ​scientific​ ​problem-solving
thinking​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​real-world​ ​problems.​ to​ ​make​ ​decisions
● Analyze​ ​mathematical​ ​relationships​ ​to​ ​make ● Use​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​models​ ​to​ ​investigate​ ​the​ ​natural
connections,​ ​develop​ ​strategies,​ ​and​ ​justify world
mathematical ideas​ ​and​ ​arguments.

Unit​ ​3:​ ​Observing​ ​Properties​ ​of​ ​Matter

Big​ ​Ideas:

Content:
● Observe​ ​objects​ ​size,​ ​mass,​ ​shape,​ ​color,​ ​and
texture​ ​(5A)
● Classify​ ​objects​ ​by​ ​their​ ​observable​ ​properties
such​ ​as​ ​larger/smaller,​ ​heavier/lighter,​ ​shape,
color,​ ​and​ ​texture​ ​(soft/​ ​hard/​ ​rough/​ ​smooth)​ ​(5A)
● Classify​ ​objects​ ​by​ ​the​ ​material​ ​from​ ​which​ ​they
are​ ​made.​ ​(5C)