First Grade Units of Study Include:Unit 1: Building Good Reading HabitsUnit 2: Word DetectivesUnit 3: Learning About the World - Reading NonfictionUnit 4: Readings Have Big Jobs to Do - Fluency, Phonics, and ComprehensionUnit 5: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons - A Study of Story Elements
What do Good Readers Do?
Good readers use many strategies to comprehend what they are reading. In our class students will be exposed to different types of literature. Therefore, it is essential that they use reading strategies to help them build their comprehension skills.Predict : As you are reading try to figure out what is going to happen next. Use text to help you decide what will happen next-confirm as you read.Clarify : Ask questions, reread, restate and visualize to make text more comprehensible.Use Context Clues : Use words surrounding unknown word to determine its meaning.Draw Conclusions : Use written or visual cues to figure out something that is not directly stated.Infer: Give a logical guess based on the facts or evidence presented using prior knowledge to help "read between the lines".Restate : Retell, shorten, or summarizes the meaning of the story in your own words.Set a Purpose : Ask yourself “Why am I reading this?” Are you reading for enjoyment or information.Monitor/Clarify : Ask yourself if what your reading makes sense. If you don't understand something, reread, look at the illustrations, or read ahead.Question : Ask yourself questions about important ideas in the story. If you cannot answer these questions reread and search for the answers in the text.Evaluate : Think about how the author made you feel while reading the story and form your own opinion about what you read.Summarize : Organize and restate information, usually in written form. Think about the events in the story and the order in which they occur.