Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 1
Reading
Writing
Math
During the school year, your child will be expected to…
Fall
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​Reading
  • Read with a smooth voice and not word by word
  • Read for longer periods of time to build stamina. 
  • Check for understanding while reading.

  • Explore poetry & songs to help student learn about ryhming & letter sounds. 
  
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​Writing
  • Write a story with a beginning, middle and end
  • Write a story that uses words and pictures to represent ideas. 
  • Write a story that includes dialogue (making a character in story talk).
  • Increase writing stamina. 
  
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​Math
  • Understand addition and subtraction as a relationship of 2 parts to a total/whole 
  • Understand how to use addition and subtraction to solve problems that represent situations for adding to and taking from
 
  • Learn addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 10
  
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Winter
Reading
  • Find important information on each page while reading
  • Learn comprehension strategies like previewing the text, predicting, using pictures and noticing how text is organized.  
  • Strengthen word-solving skills to develop accuracy and fluency. 

  • Monitor understanding while reading longer sections in text.  
  
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Writing
  • Use pictures and labels to teach more about a topic
 
  • Write to persuade a reader. 
  • Conduct research to help support writing
  • Write with details and help readers picture the details by using comparisons
  • Include how-to writing
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Math
  • Understand how to decompose (take apart) numbers and use strategies to add and subtract numbers up to 20
  • Understand how to use addition and subtraction to solve problems that represent situations for taking apart and comparing
  • Easily and accurately add and subtract numbers to 10
  
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Spring
​Reading
  • Read in longer sentences to understand the story
  • Blend word parts together
  • Think about what is happening in the story
  • Determine the meaning of unknown words ask themselves: “Does it make sense? Does it look right? Does it sound right?
     
  
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Writing
  • Write reasons and details to support an opinion
  • Explain how opinion writing is different from other types of writing
  • Find and include opinions and facts from more than one source
 
  • Use mentor text to guide opinion writing

 
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Math
  • Understand that the digits in 2-digit numbers represent groups of ten and ones (place value)
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems in situations of putting together and comparing to find a missing part
  • Flexibly and accurately make combinations of 10 and be able to subtract from 10
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