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 Language Arts 1, students get structured lessons on reading skills, language skills, and literature to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading. The advanced K12 PhonicsWorks program helps students become confident, independent readers. Handwriting Without Tears focuses on careful practice at a pace that matches each student’s development of fine motor skills. Spelling lessons introduce students to basic conventions. Literature lessons focus on classic folktales, fairy tales, fables, and poetry. Read-aloud and guided reading lessons help students apply and extend the skills introduced in PhonicsWorks.

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Course Length

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Course Outline


  • Sounds
  • Spellings
  • Consonant blends
  • Digraph blends
  • Word endings
  • Consonant endings
  • Silent e
  • Contractions
  • Two-syllable words
  • The schwa sound
  • Long vowels
  • Double o sounds

Literature and Language Skills

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


  • Double trouble words
  • Digraphs and digraph blends
  • Regular plurals
  • Ending and beginning blends
  • Trigraphs
  • Oddball sounds
  • Triple consonant blends
  • Long and short vowel sounds spelled with a silent e
  • Ending –ed
  • Doubling consonants when adding –ing and –ed
  • Spelling conventions


  • Printing legibly
  • Upper- and lowercase
  • Proper spacing
  • Copying 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