• First Grade Math Standards


    Addition and Subtraction 


    Using objects, drawings, and equations, I can solve addition and subtraction word problems.  1.OA 1

    I can solve word problems that call for the addition of 3 whole numbers.  1.OA.2 

    I understand and use properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction

    I use the commutative property of addition. (ex. 8 + 3 = 11; 3 + 8 = 11) I also use the associative property of addition. (ex. 2 + 6 + 4, add 6 and 4 to make 10, then add the 2 to the 10)  1.OA.3

I can use an addition fact to help me answer a subtraction problem.  1.OA.4 

    I can add and subtract within 20

    I count on to add and subtract. 1.OA.5

    I can fluently add and subtract facts within 20. 1.OA.6

    I can work with addition and subtraction equations

    I understand what an equal sign means and I can tell if an addition or  subtraction equation is true or false. 1.OA.7

    I can tell the missing number in an addition or subtraction equation.   1.OA.8


    Place Value


    I can count, read, and write to 120, starting at any number. 1.NBT.1

    I know there is a tens place and a ones place in a 2 digit number. 10 is a bundle of ten ones. The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of 1 ten and some ones. The numbers 10 through 90 are composed of some tens with zero ones.  1.NBT.2 

    I can compare 2 two-digit numbers using <, =, and >. 1.NBT.3

    I can add within 100. When adding two-digit numbers, I add the tens to the tens and the ones to the ones; sometimes I may need to compose a ten. 1.NBT.4

    Given a two-digit number, I can find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count.   1.NBT.5

    I can subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did.  1.NBT.6


    Measurement and Data


    I can put three objects in order, comparing the lengths of two objects by using the third object.  1.MD.1

    Using items, such as paper clips or unifix cubes as measuring units, I can tell the length of an object as a  whole number of units, making sure my measuring units are placed without any gaps or overlaps.      1.MD.2

    I can tell and write time in hours and half-hours using a analog and digital clocks. 1.MD.3

    I can organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories. I can ask and answer questions about data, how many in each category, how many more or less are in one category than in    another. 1.MD.4




    I can compare defining attributes (triangles are closed and three-sided) and non-defining attributes (color, size) of shapes. I can build and draw shapes to show their defining attributes. 1.G.1

    I can use shapes to make new shapes. 1.G.2  

    I can divide shapes into 2 or 4 equal parts. 1.G.3


    First Grade Reading Standards


    Speaking and Listening


    I follow rules for discussions. 1.SL.1

    I participate in conversations, listening to what others have to say. 1.SL.1b

    I ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.  1.SL.1c

    I can give, restate, and follow simple two-step directions. 1.SL.2

    I ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.  1.SL.3

    I can memorize and recite poems, rhymes, and songs with expression. 1.SL.4

    I use drawings and other displays to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. 1.SL.5

    I speak using complete sentences when appropriate. 1.SL.6


    Foundational Skills


    I know the features of a sentence. (first word is capitalized, ending punctuation)  1.RF.1

    I can tell apart long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words. 1.RF.2a

    I can blend sounds, including consonant blends, to orally produce single-syllable words. 1.RF.2b

    I can separate the first, middle vowel, and last sounds in spoken single-syllable words. 1.RF.2c

    I can separate spoken single-syllable words into their individual sounds. 1.RF.2d

    I know how to spell common consonant digraph. 1.RF.3a

    I can decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. 1RF.3b

    I know that the long vowel sound can be formed by using a silent “e” at the end of words or by pairing 2 vowels.  1RF.3c

    I can figure out how many syllables a word has because I know that every syllable has a vowel sound.  1.RF.3d

    I can sound out 2 syllable words by breaking the words into syllables. 1.RF.3e

    I can read words with inflectional endings. (s, ed, ing)  1.RF.3f

    I can read first grade irregularly spelled words.  1.RF.3g

    I can read on-level text with purpose and understanding. 1.RF.4a

    I can orally read on-level text fluently, with accuracy and expression.  1.RF.4b

    I use the context of the text to figure out the meaning of words and to understand the text, rereading if necessary.  1.RF.4c




    I can print uppercase and lowercase letters. 1.L.1

    I use common, proper, and possessive nouns. 1.L.1

    I can use singular and plural nouns with the right verb. 1.L.1c 

    I can use personal pronouns (I, you, it, he, she), possessive pronouns (mine, my, your, yours, his, hers, our, ours, their, theirs, whose, its), and indefinite pronouns (anybody, anything, everyone, nobody, no one, somebody, something,   anyone, everybody, everything, none, nothing, someone) 1.L.1d

    I use verbs to show past, present, future.  1.L.1e

    I use common adjectives. 1.L.1

    I use common conjunctions (and, but, or, so, because). 1.L.1g

    I use determiners (a, an, the, this, that, these, those, my, your, his, her, its, our, their, many, few, any, several, every, etc. Numbers act as determiners too.). 1.L.1h

    I use common prepositions (during, beyond, toward)  1.L.1i

    I can make simple and compound sentences that are statements, questions, commands, and exclamatory.  1.L.1j

    I capitalize dates and names of people. 1.L.2

    I punctuate the end of sentences. 1.L.2

    I use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series. 1.L.2

    I use common spelling patterns to spell words. 1.L.2d

    I can decode unknown words using phonics and common spelling rules.  1.L.2e

    I use clues in sentences to help me understand the meaning of a word or phrase. 1.L.4a

    I use common prefixes and suffixes to help me understand the meaning of a word. 1.L.4b               

    I can identify common root words and their inflectional forms (looks, looked, looking). 1.L.4

    I can sort objects into groups. 1.L.5a

    I can tell what a word means by putting it in a category and stating one or more of its attributes (A duck is a bird that swims.). 1.L.5b

    I identify real-life connections between words and their use 1.L.5c

    I can show the difference between similar verbs (look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and similar adjectives (large, gigantic), by explaining what they mean, using them, or acting out their meanings. 1.L.5

    I use new words and phrases I have learned through conversations, reading and being read to. 1.L.6


    First Grade Writing


    I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction, states my opinion, states a reason for that opinion and has a closing. (My favorite book is . . .)  1.W.1

I can write a paragraph to explain or give information about a topic.  1.W.2

I can write to tell about something that happened, telling about it in the order it happened, giving details, and using transitions 1.W.3

    After listening to suggestions by adults and my classmates, I can improve my writing by adding details. 1.W.5

    I can publish my writing. 1.W.6

    I can participate in writing a group research project. (explore a number of  “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions) 1.W.7

    I can answer questions by recalling information or by looking for the answer in items given to me by an   adult. 1.W.8


    I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 1.RL.1 

    I can retell a story. 1.RL.2

    I can identify the characters, setting, and events in a story. 1.RL.3

    I can identify words and phrases in stories or poems that show feelings or have to do with the senses.    1.RL.4

    I can explain the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. 1.RL.5

    I can tell who is telling the story.  1.RL.6

    I can use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.  1.RL.7

    I can tell how the adventures and experiences of the characters in a story are the same and how they   are different.  1.RL.9

    I use what I already know to help me understand texts. 1.RL.10a

    I can prove my predictions about a text.  1.RL.10b


    Informational Text


    I can ask and answer questions about details in a text. 1.RI.1

    I can name the main topic and retell details in a text.  1.RI.2

    I can tell how two individuals, events, ideas, or other information in a text are connected. 1.RI.3

    I can ask and answer questions to help with the meaning of words in a text. 1.RI.4

    I know and use parts of a book to locate facts or information in a text. (headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons)          1.RI.5

    I know the difference between information provided by illustrations and information provided by the words in a text. 1.RI.6

    I use illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas. 1.RI.7

I can find the reasons an author gives to support points in the text. 1.RI.8

    I can tell how two texts on the same topic are alike and/or different. 1.RI.9

    I use what I already know to help me understand texts.  1.RI10a

    I can prove my predictions about a text.  1.RL.10b


Last Modified on August 5, 2017