State Standards for Language Arts in First Grade
Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They draw
upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g., generating
and responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing
information from several sources). The selections in Recommended
Readings in Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Eight illustrate
the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students. In
addition to their regular school reading, by grade four, students read
one-half million words annually, including a good representation of
grade-level-appropriate narrative and expository text (e.g., classic and
contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, online information). In
grade one, students begin to make progress toward this goal.
Features of Informational Materials
Identify text that uses sequence or other logical order.
and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
2.2 Respond to who, what, when, where, and how questions.
2.3 Follow one-step written instructions.
2.4 Use context to resolve ambiguities about word and sentence meanings.
2.5 Confirm predictions about what will happen next in a text by
identifying key words (i.e., signpost words).
2.6 Relate prior knowledge to textual information.
2.7 Retell the central ideas of simple expository or narrative