Last updated: 6/7/2016

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1st Grade TCSD Pacing Guide February - June


(Fundations, Spelling)

Unit 8/Week 1

consonant blends; blending and reading words with up to four sounds; R-controlled vowel sounds, ar, or,

trick words: would, could, should

Unit 8/Week 2

digraph blends and controlled er, ir, ur

trick words: her over, number

Unit 9/Week 1

closed syllable concept with short vowel;

teach letter/sound/keyword ai, ay, ee,ea, ey

trick words: say, says

Unit 9/Week 2

reteach closed syllables, teach letter/keyword/sound oi,oy

closed syllables

trick words: see, between, each

Unit 10/Week 1

segmenting and blending up to 5 sounds;

teach letter/keyword/sound oa,oe,ow,ou,oo

trick words: any, many

Unit 10/Week 2

teach letter/keyword/sound ue,ew

teaching reading words with suffix s

trick words:

words, how,now,down

Unit 10/Week 3

suffixes ed, ing

letter/keyword/sound au, aw

trick words: out, about, our

Unit 11/Week 1

teach long vowel sounds: vowel consonant-e syllable

trick words: friend, other, another

Unit 11/Week 2

trick words: words, none, nothing

Unit 11/Week 3

teach long vowel sounds

vowel consonant-e syllable, narrative vs. informational books, reading with accuracy and prosody, teach reading v-e words with suffixes

Unit 12 /Week 1

concept of syllable in multisyllabic words, syllable division rules, compound words.

trick words: people, month

Unit 12/Week 2

teach reading and spelling of words with two closed syllables or closed and v-e syllables

trick words: little, been, own, want

Unit 12/Week 3

teach spelling of "ic", paragraph structure

trick words: Mr., Mrs.

Unit 13/Week 1

Teach suffix s, ing, ed, added to multisyllabic words

trick words: work, word, write


Unit 13/Week 2

teach es suffix

trick words: their, being, first

Unit 13/Week 3

Review spelling for base words and suffixes;

trick words: look, good,new

Unit 14/Week 1

review of word structure and concepts; review sentence construction and proofreading, review narrative vs. informational text;

trick words: water, called

Unit 14/Week 2

trick words: day, way, may

Literacy Learning

Units of Study for Teaching Reading

Unit 3, Readers Have Big Jobs to Do: Fluency, Phonics, and Comprehension (continued)

Bend lll:  Readers Use Tools to Understand Their Books

Bend lV:  Readers Use Everything They Know to Get The Job Done

If...Then Curriculum/Supplemental (optional)

Unit 4, Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Bend l:  Going on Reading Adventures

If...Then Curriculum/Supplemental (optional)

Unit 4, Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements (continued)

Bend ll:  Studying Characters in Books

If...Then Curriculum/Supplemental (optional)

Unit 4, Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements (continued)

Bend lll:  Learning Important Lessons

If...Then Curriculum/Supplemental (optional)

Unit 4, Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements (continued)

Bend lV:  Growing Opinions About Books



 Non-Fiction Chapter Books

Writing Teaching Books with Independence

Writers get Ready to Write by Teaching All About a Topic

Writers Tell Information across their Fingers, Sketch, then Write

Writers Keep Readers in Mind, Writing to Answer Their Questions

Nonfiction Writers Teach with Pictures as well as Words

Being Brave Enough to Spell Domain Specific (Spelling Fancy Words)

Nonfiction Writers Use Readers to Help Them Add and Subtract

Taking stock: Self- Assessing and Setting Goals

Editing: Spelling, Capital, and Punctuation

Non Fiction Writers Can Write Chapter Books!

Writing Tables of Contents

Planning and Writing Chapters While Resolving to Get Better

Writers Write with Details and Help Readers Picture the Details by Using Comparision

Different Kinds of Writing in Teaching Books; Chapters Can Contain How-To Writing, Persuasive Writing and Stories

Introductions and Conclusions

Fix up Writing by Pretending to Be a Reader

Writing Chapter Books With Greater Independence

Writers Use All They Know to Plan for New Chapter Books

Writers Do Research, Like Finding Images or Photos, to Help Them Say More

Editing "On the Go": Pop-Out Words and Speech Bubbles

Editing Step by Step

A Final Celebration: A Letter to Teachers

Writing Reviews

Best In Show: Judging Our Collection

People Collect Things and Write Opinions about Their Collections

Explaining judgements in Convincing Ways

Writing Persuasive Reviews

Writing Reviews to Persuade Others

Talking Right to Readers

Making Comparisons in Writing

Hook Your Reader: Writing Catchy Introductions and Conclusions

Partners Work Together to Give Writing Check-ups!

Making Anthologies: A Celebration

Writing Persuasive Book Reviews

Using All Know to Write Book Reviews

Don't Spill the Beans!: Giving Sneak Peek Summaries

Not Too Long, Not Too Short!: Using Conjunctions

Review a Review?: Making Sure Reviews are Brim Full of the Best Work!

Book Review Talks: A Reading Rainbow-Style Celebration



Unit 13

Read Aloud: Never Trust a Squirrel


dull, eager, alert, petrified, adventuous, rely

Unit 14

Read Aloud:  Flip-Flops


relax, appear, tumble, leisure, resourceful, outgoing

Unit 15

Read Aloud: My Building


glimpse, pleasant, strain, grand, skyscraper, observant


Unit 16

Read Aloud: Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles


longs, realize, furious, admit, cunning, gullible

Unit 17

Read Aloud: Mickey Mouse Speaks


romp, fad, gather, household, entertain, creative

Unit 18

Read Aloud: Kiss the Cow!


pasture, velvet, scrap, mandatory, tempting, provide

Unit 19

Read Aloud: Coyote and the Stars


delicate, vast, investigate, variety, enhance, accomplish

Unit 20

Read Aloud: Strong Enough!


boast, mighty, flatter, frighten, enormous, humble

Unit 21

Read Aloud: The Tortoise and the Baboon


determined, savory, scamper, frantic, stunned, shrewd

Unit 22

Read Aloud: Seal Surfer


injured, bask, haul, elated, seasonal, contemplate

Unit 23

Read Aloud: Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher


memorize, stare, exchange, relief, regret, anxious

Unit 24

Read Aloud: And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends


commotion, fret, soothe, protest, conflict, harmony



Vocabulary Program Review



Commas in lists and dates

Nouns and Pronouns


Quotation Marks

Sentence punctuation


Nouns and Pronouns


Statements and questions and exclamations

Suffix -es




Introduction to Plants and Animals


Plants and Animals/Investigtion 1

Grass and Grain Seeds

Plants and Animals/Investigation 2


Plants and Animals/Investigation 3


Plants and Animals/Investigation 4

Growth and Change

Social Studies


Topic 9

Comparing and Ordering Number to 100

Topic 10

Adding with Tens and Ones

Topic 10 continued

Adding with Tens and Ones

Topic 11

Subtracting with Tens and Ones

Topic 12



Topic 13


Topic 14

Using Data to Answer Questions



Topic 15


Topic 16

Fractions of Shapes


Getting Ready for 2nd Grade

Mentor Texts

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