Language Arts 1 (Green)

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This course lays a strong foundation for beginning readers and writers through well-balanced instruction. Students build their skills through interrelated programs in phonics, literature and comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, spelling, and handwriting.

  • Phonics: PhonicsWorks prepares students to become independent readers through systematic, multisensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills, using a kit of magnetized letter tiles and a variety of games and activities.
  • Literature and Comprehension: Students experience a variety of literature selections in many genres and from diverse cultures, and make their own reading choices to foster a lifelong love of reading. They build comprehension strategies as they progress from read-aloud to shared and guiding reading experiences in which they gradually assume more responsibility for reading.
  • Writing Skills: Students learn to express their ideas in writing through grammar, usage, and mechanics lessons that teach the nuts and bolts of communicating in standard written English. Composition lessons teach students how to think about, plan, organize, and write communications in a variety of forms.
  • Vocabulary: Students increase their speaking, reading, listening, and writing vocabulary in a variety of authentic contexts.
  • Spelling: Students master the conventions of spelling needed to be proficient readers and writers through instruction in heart, target, challenge, and alternate words.
  • Handwriting: With Handwriting Without Tears, students develop their handwriting skills at a pace that matches their development of fine motor skills.
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Course Length

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Course Outline



  • Beginning and ending consonant blends
  • Beginning digraph and consonant blends
  • Word endings
  • Silent e spellings
  • Contractions
  • Sound /z/ spelled s
  • Two-syllable words
  • The schwa sound

Literature and Comprehension

Unit 1: How Are You Feeling?

  • Bedtime for Frances; Poems About Games; "Sing a Song of People"; Poems About Animals; "Table Manners"

Unit 2: Sharing Through Stories

  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet; “The Legend of the Dipper"; "Telling Stories Around the World"; "Medio Pollito: The Little Half-Chick"

Unit 3: There's Magic in the Air

  • "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod"; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; "The Owl and the Pussycat"; "King Midas"

Unit 4: Reader's Choice


Unit 5: How's the Weather?

  • Poems About the Weather; "Strong Wind's Bride"; "Shedding Light on Rainbows"

Unit 6: Worldly Wisdom

  • "The Woodpecker, Turtle, and Deer"; "Stone Soup"; "Budulinek"; "Issun Boshi"

Unit 7: Assessment

Unit 8: You Reap What You Sow

  • "The Poor Man's Reward"; "The Water of Life"; "The Wonderful Brocade"

Unit 9: A Whirl of Words

  • "Sheep in a Jeep"; Poems About Animals; "Did You Ever See ...?"; "Tongue-Twisters"; "Morris Has a Cold"; Amelia Bedelia

Unit 10: Our Place in Space

  • “Poems About the Weather;” "Our Earth in Space"; "By the Light of the Moon"; "The Eagle on the Moon"; "Women in Space"

Unit 11: If You're Happy and You Know It

  • "The Pine Tree and Its Needles"; "The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings"; "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse"; "The Cap That Mother Made"

Unit 12: Review and Assessment

Unit 13: Colonial Times

  • The First Thanksgiving; "Thanksgiving Day"; "Digging into Jamestown"; "Colonial Kids"

Unit 14: Family Fun

  • No Fighting, No Biting; Tales of Amanda Pig

Unit 15: Amazing Americans

  • "Marvelous Mount  Rushmore"; "Washington"; "Women of the White House"

Unit 16: Reader's Choice

Unit 17: American Inventors

  • "Ben Franklin, American Inventor"; "Inventors in the Kitchen"; "Robert's Rockets"; "Stephanie Kwolek's Amazing Invention"

Unit 18: Assessment

Unit 19: Animal Antics

  • "The Camel and the Pig"; "Heron and the Hummingbird"; "The Tortoise and the Hare"; "Come to My House"

Unit 20: A Friend Indeed

  • "My Shadow"; Who Will Be My Friends?; Frog and Toad Are Friends; Danny and the Dinosaur

Unit 21: Creative Characters

  • A Picture for Harold's Room; And I Mean It, Stanley; Harry and the Lady Next Door; Poems About Creative Characters

Unit 22: Animals: Fact and Fiction

  • "Over in the Meadow"; Little Bear; "Little Bears"; Owl at Home; "Hunters of the Night"

Unit 23: Let's Put On a Show

  • "The Hummingbird and the Butterfly"; "The Lion and the Mouse"

Unit 24: Review and Assessment

Writing Skills

Unit 1: Complete Sentences

  • Introduction to Writing Skills; The Sentence: Sentence Beginnings and Endings

Unit 2: Write Strong Sentences

  • Introduction to Composition; Make the Sentences Bigger; Make One from Two; Write Sentences

Unit 3: Kinds of Sentences

  • Statements and Commands; Questions; Exclamations

Unit 4: Follow and Write a Sequence

  • Follow Directions; Put Steps in Order; Plan the Steps; Write the Steps

Unit 5: Nouns

  • Common Nouns; Proper Nouns; Possessive Nouns

Unit 6: Write to Explain or Inform

  • Find Facts; Write in Your Own Words; Create a Fact Cube; Share the Fact Cube

Unit 7: Verbs

  • Action Verbs; Subject and Verb Agreement; More Subject and Verb Agreement

Unit 8: Friendly Letter

  • Friendly Letter Form; Draft Your Letter; Address an Envelope; Mail the Letter

Unit 9: Pronouns

  • Personal Pronouns; Possessive Pronouns; Indefinite Pronouns

Unit 10: Opinion Paragraph


  • What Do You Feel Strongly About?;  What Is an Opinion?;  State an Opinion; Write About the Opinion; Publish the Opinion

Unit 11: Verb Tense

  • Present Tense; Past Tense; Future Tense

Unit 12: Write About Information: Heritage

  • Where Do You Come From?;  Find Out About the Family Background; Write the Information; Create a Visual Aid or Prop; Share the Heritage Project

Unit 13: Adjectives

  • Describing Words; Articles; Demonstratives

Unit 14: Experience Story: Write a Story About You

  • Get Started on Your Story; Stories with a Beginning, Middle, and End; Add Strong Words; Write a Draft of Your Story; Revise and Publish Your Experience Story

Unit 15: Capital Letters and Punctuation

  • Contractions; Words in a Series; Dates

Unit 16: Literary Response

  • What Books Have You Liked?;  What Is a Book Report?;  Write a Summary of Your Book; An Opinion and a Reason; Present the Book Report

Unit 17: Review and Checkpoint

  • Sentences, Kinds of Sentences, Nouns, and Verbs; Pronouns, Verb Tense, Adjectives, Capital Letters, and Punctuation

Unit 18: Write Your Own Story (Optional)

  • Creative Stories; Create a Character; Write a Plot; Draft and Add Details; Publish Your Story



  • Determining word meanings
  • Meaning variations in closely related adjectives and verbs
  •  Antonyms, synonyms, and base words
  • Homophones
  • Real-life connections between words and their uses
  • Concept, content, oral, and reading vocabulary
  • Beginner dictionaries and glossaries
  • Inflectional endings
  • Compound words



  • Double trouble words
  • Digraphs  and digraph blends
  • Regular plurals
  • Beginning and ending blends
  • Trigraphs
  • Oddball sounds
  • Triple consonant blends
  • Silent e
  • Doubling consonants when adding -ing and -ed
  • Spelling conventions



  • Writing dictated letters and numbers
  • Lower- and uppercase letters
  • Correct direction and order
  • Placement on the baseline
  • Left-to-right directionality
  • Consistent, grade-appropriate size
  • Appropriate pencil grip
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Lesson Scheduling

120 minutes

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Number of Lessons


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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling