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1st Grade English: Click on the SOL number for additional resources

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1.1 The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.

  • Listen and respond to a variety of media, including books, audiotapes, videos, and other age-appropriate materials.
  • Tell and retell stories and events in logical order.
  • Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including choral speaking and reciting short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns.
  • Express ideas orally in complete sentences.

1.2 The student will continue to expand and use listening and speaking vocabularies.

  • Increase oral descriptive vocabulary.
  • Begin to ask for clarification and explanation of words and ideas.
  • Follow simple two-step oral directions.
  • Give simple two-step oral directions.
  • Use singular and plural nouns.

1.3 The student will adapt or change oral language to fit the situation.

  • Initiate conversation with peers and adults.
  • Follow rules for conversation.
  • Use appropriate voice level in small-group settings.
  • Ask and respond to questions in small-group settings.

1.4 The student will orally identify and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) in syllables and multisyllabic words.

  • Count phonemes (sounds) in syllables or words with a maximum of three syllables.
  • Add or delete phonemes (sounds) orally to change syllables or words.
  • Create rhyming words orally.
  • Blend sounds to make word parts and words with one to three syllables.

1.5 The student will apply knowledge of how print is organized and read.

  • Read from left to right and from top to bottom.
  • Match spoken words with print.
  • Identify letters, words, and sentences.

1.6 The student will apply phonetic principles to read and spell.

  • Use beginning and ending consonants to decode and spell single-syllable words.
  • Use two-letter consonant blends to decode and spell single-syllable words.
  • Use beginning consonant digraphs to decode and spell single-syllable words.
  • Use short vowel sounds to decode and spell single-syllable words.
  • Blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words.
  • Use word patterns to decode unfamiliar words.
  • Use compound words.
  • Read and spell common, high-frequency sight words, including the, said, and come.

1.7 The student will use meaning clues and language structure to expand vocabulary when reading.

  • Use titles and pictures.
  • Use knowledge of the story and topic to read words.
  • Use knowledge of sentence structure.
  • Reread and self-correct.

1.8 The student will read familiar stories, poems, and passages with fluency and expression.

1.9 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction and nonfiction.

  • Preview the selection.
  • Set a purpose for reading.
  • Relate previous experiences to what is read.
  • Make predictions about content.
  • Ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read.
  • Identify characters, setting, and important events.
  • Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.
  • Identify the topic or main idea.

1.10 The student will use simple reference materials.

  • Use knowledge of alphabetical order by first letter.
  • Use a picture dictionary to find meanings of unfamiliar words.

1.11 The student will print legibly.

  • Form letters.
  • Space words and sentences.

1.12 The student will write to communicate ideas.

  • Generate ideas.
  • Focus on one topic.
  • Use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, and events.
  • Use complete sentences in final copies.
  • Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation in final copies.
  • Use correct spelling for high-frequency sight words and phonetically regular words in final copies.
  • Share writing with others.
  • Use available technology.


1.1-1.12 Resources

SOL Review

1. Starfall Reading practice with oral instructions of what to do

2. Excellent Phonics, Consonant, & Vowel Practice Games and Tests A great resource for english SOLS

3. Online Books Listen, read, and watch animated books online

4. SOL1st grade webpage

5. Alphabet Matching Practice Match uppercase letters to lower case letters

6. Matching Opposites 1st Grade Matching Games

7. ABC Order Put the 10 words in ABC order by numbering them 1-10

8. Names in ABC Order Put the student names in ABC order by numbering them 1-10

9. Matching the Months Match the month with the number it represents

10. Matching Days of the Week Match the week with the number it represents

11. Quiz on Days of the Week 10 Questions

12. Choose the Correct key word Choose a word that correctly completes the sentence. Geared for 1st grade students.

13. Using -ed and -ing Correctly Choose a word that correctly completes the sentence.

14. Order the Birthdays Number the birthdays 1-10 in the correct order

15. Stack Chickens Game Click on the Short i sound to stack chiekens.

16. Long A sound Game Click on the picture matching the Long A sound in the sentence

17. Read Jake's Tale Online Book Long A sound practice. Click on words to hear them sounded out.

18. Long I sound Game Drag letters in order to fill in the blanks that spell out a word that represents the picture shown

19. Read Sky Ride Long I Online Book Long I sound practice. Click on words to hear them sounded out.

20. Long E Sound Game Drag letters to fill in the words for the picture

20. Read Pete's Sheep Long E Online Book Long E sound practice. Click on words to hear them sounded out.

21. Funbrain Matching Match the words to 1st grade pictures

Interactive Activities


1.Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)


Study Guides/Research





1.Jack and the Beanstalk Interactive SOL Lesson

2. Short Vowel Rhymes Lesson

3. Elementary SMARTBoard Notebook Lessons

4.Short Vowel Matching lesson

5. Word Builder Smartboard Notebook



1. Digital Story Telling PowerPoint Excellent ideas of how to create good digital stories

2. SOL 1.4 & 1.6 Word Families an & at Instructional PowerPoint




Kidspiration Templates

1. Plural Nouns (Picture Preview)

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Drag pictures to what it ate each day (Picture Preview)

3. Beginning Sounds Match pictures to letters (Picture Preview)

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. Vowels Save the Day Starfall Movie Clip

2. Two Vowels Go Walking Starfall Movie Clip

Lesson Plans


1. Commonwealth of Knowledge SOL Lesson Plans
Assessments & Strategies Evaluation Rubric for Digital Story Telling Ideas and rubric for evaluating
Teacher Resources

1. PALS Lesson Plans & Activities Excellent resources for preparing for PALS Testing

2. Find Smartboard Notebook Ready Made Lessons Enter the subject, grade, and Virginia Standards. Excellent Smartboard resource

3. Virginia SOL Bookstore Books Resources to buy

4. Reading & Literacy Kindergarten grade PDF Worksheets Free reading activities organized by literacy skills

5. Vowel Pattern Cards Print out these free vowel pattern cards

6. Download Language Arts PDF Homework Worksheets Click on the link describing the skill that you want the students to work on.

7.Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources

8. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

9. Advanced Phonics CD songs Learn Phonics through songs

10. Manuscript Worksheets & Tutorials Excellent resource

11. Cursive Worksheets & Tutorials Great resource

12. Download PALS Assessment Timed PowerPoint

13. Download PALS Level C Words Assessment Timed PowerPoint

14. Create SOL Worksheets for K-2. This is a subscription.

15. Buy SOL Assessments for grades K-3 all subjects

16. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

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