Grade 1 CurriculumReading / English Language Arts Concepts
Express written ideas clearly
Expands written ideas with details
Spelling application in writing
Participation in group discussions
Express ideas clearly when speaking
Grade 1 Writing Rubrics
Topic 1 2 3 4 5Topic/Idea DevelopmentOverall effect with relevant details. Not on given topic. Story on topic with minimal details. Well developed topic with supporting details and without repetition. Organization
Focus, logically ordered, clarity in paragraphs
Little or no sequence in writing. Story has two identifiable parts. Story has beginning, middle and end. Details
Sentences support main idea, relevant details, examples develop the main points
No supporting details within a sentence. At least one detail to support topic within a sentence. Consistently expands ideas beyond a basic sentence without repetition. Language/Style
Correct language usage, uses a variety of vocabulary, uses a variety of sentence styles
Attempts to incorporate descriptives.
Uses some sentence variation.
Uses varied vocabulary to enhance subject matter.
Extends sentence structure.
Conventions Sentence Structure
Correct sentence form
Random words or letters. Uses phrases. Uses complete sentences. Grammar and Usage
Correct word usage, correct rules of English grammar
Incorrect word choice. Begins to use subject/verb agreement. Uses correct verb tense. Mechanics
#1 Random letters, no vowels.
#2 Never uses correct capitalization.
#3 Never uses correct punctuation.
#4 No spacing between words.
#1 Consistently uses vowels. Spells grade level words correctly sometimes.
#2 Sometimes uses correct capitalization.
#3 Sometimes uses correct punctuation.
#4 Inconsistent spacing.
#1 Spells grade level words correctly. Experiments with expanded vocabulary words with close approximations.
#2 Consistently uses correct capitalization.
#3 Consistently uses correct punctuation.
#4 Consistently uses correct spacing.
Correct letter formation
Neatness and legibility in writing
Addition and substracting (sums and missing addends)
Identifies even and odd numbers
Compares numbers using "greater than" and "less than"
Coins and values (combining value, making change)
Telling time to nearest half-hour
Place value for tens and ones
Three dimensional shapes
Science / Social Studies
Awareness of people and communication