Language Arts 1

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

In this course, students get structured lessons on reading skills, language skills, and literature to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading.


Using magnetized letter tiles and multisensory activities, the advanced PhonicsWorks program builds decoding skills and helps students become confident, independent readers. Handwriting Without Tears focuses on careful practice at a pace that matches your student's development of fine motor skills.


  • Composition—Students progress from writing words and sentences to writing a paragraph
  • Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics—Students learn basic rules of usage, as well as sentence structure and types, parts of speech, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Primary Analogies—Students develop test-taking and critical thinking skills as they connect words and ideas
  • Public Speaking—Reciting a poem or reading a literary passage helps students learn to address a group confidently


Literature lessons focus on classic folktales, fairy tales, fables, and poetry, such as "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Lion and the Mouse," and "The Tortoise and the Hare." Read-aloud and guided reading lessons help students apply and extend the skills introduced in Phonics.

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Course Outline


Introduction to Advanced Phonics

  • Review Letters and Vowel Sounds

Introducing Ending Blends

  • Ending Consonant Blends nd, ft, lk, and ct
  • Ending Consonant Blends lp and lt
  • Ending Consonant Blends mp and sp
  • Ending Consonant Blends sk, st, nt, and nch
  • Review Ending Blends sk, st, nt, and nch

Introducing Beginning Blends

  • Beginning Blends bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl
  • Review Blends bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl
  • Blends br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, and tr
  • Digraph Blends shr and thr
  • Blends sc, sp, st, sw, sk, sm, sn, and tw
  • Blends spr, str, squ, scr, and spl

More Advanced Phonics

  • Words Ending in ank, ink, onk, and unk
  • Words Ending in ang, ing, ong, and ung
  • Blends, Digraphs, and Ending Sounds

Long Vowel Sounds

  • Long Vowel Sounds for a, i, o, and u
  • Long u
  • Blends and Super e

Building on Advanced Phonics

  • Contractions and Another Sound for s
  • Two-Syllable Words and the schwa Sound
  • ck and ed
  • le and ph
  • c, g, and dge

Mastering Long Vowel Sounds

  • Long a
  • Long i
  • Long o
  • Long e
  • Long u
  • Double o
  • Long Vowels and Double o

Mastering Advanced Phonics

  • er, ir, ur, and –ear
  • Short e Spelled ea
  • oi and oy
  • au and aw
  • ou and ow
  • ow, as in grow


Read Aloud

  • Listen to and discuss literature read aloud from a variety of genres
  • Recall details of a story read aloud
  • Sequence events from a story read aloud
  • Ask and respond to questions about the text
  • Predict what will happen next in stories

Junior Great Books

  • Listen attentively for different ideas and details
  • Support opinions with reasoning and evidence, citing specific passages from the text
  • Build vocabulary through exposure to rich literary language
  • Understand and appreciate literature through writing, dramatization, and art activities


  • Listen to, memorize, and recite poetry from classical and contemporary authors
  • Identify words that rhyme
  • Make up original rhymes
  • Write simple rhyming poems


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanics of language in written work
  • Identify and use effective sentence construction in speech and writing
  • Identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in sentences


  • Solve and create analogies
  • Make connections and use information and skills to identify relationships


  • Use prewriting strategies
  • Compose paragraphs that follow the conventions of mechanics and usage
  • Write for a variety of purposes and audiences, for example, friendly letters, invitations, personal narratives, and brief book reports

Shared Reading

  • Begin to use decoding strategies with texts beyond decodable readers
  • Ask and respond to questions about the text
  • Predict what will happen next in stories

Guided Reading

  • Discuss literature from a variety of genres
  • Discuss main idea, plot, cause and effect, and characters
  • Relate stories to personal experience
  • Make predictions about what will happen next and why
  • Recall and retell a story


  • Write legibly when printing uppercase and lowercase letters on standard-ruled paper
  • Write legibly and with proper spacing when printing words and sentences
  • Copy sentences neatly and accurately
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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