Standards and Benchmarks

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Nebraska

 Standards & Benchmarks
for
First Grade

 

Language Arts

Reading Traits and Processes 

The student will: 

  • understand concepts of print 
  • use clues to establish meaning
  • use basic elements of word analysis to decode unknown words 
  • understand level-appropriate sight words and vocabulary
  • use self-correction strategies 
  • read aloud familiar stories, poems, and passages with fluency and expression

 

Reading Comprehension 

The student will: 

  • know the characteristics of a variety of literary forms and genre
  • know setting, main characters, main events, sequence, problems, and themes in stories 
  • make simple inferences regarding the order of events and possible outcomes 
  • know the main ideas or themes in literature 
  • understand a variety of informational text 
  • understand the main idea and supporting details of informational text 
  • retell information found in text 

 

Writing 

The student will: 

  • use pre-writing to plan written work 
  • use strategies to draft and revise written work 
  • use strategies to edit and publish written work 
  • evaluate his/her own and other's writing 
  • use writing and other methods to describe familiar persons, places, objects, or experiences 
  • write a variety of forms or genres 

 

Speaking 

The student will: 

  • make contributions in class and group discussions 
  • ask and respond to questions 
  • follow the rules of conversation 
  • use different voice levels, phrasing, and intonation 
  • use level-appropriate vocabulary in speech.
  • give and respond to oral directions 
  • listen and respond to a variety of media 
  • demonstrate social skills of audience behavior 

 

 

 

Math

Numbers and Operations 

The student will: 

  • read and write numbers to 100 (in and out of sequence) 
  • write sums to 10 (horizontally and vertically) in a timed setting 
  • write differences subtracting from 10 or less (horizontally and vertically) in a timed setting 

 

Algebra and Problem Solving 

The student will: 

  • use comparison vocabulary such as "greater than," "less than," and "equal to" 
  • problem-solve using grade level appropriate computation skills and processes

 

Geometry and Measurement 

The student will: 

  • analyze, classify, and describe geometric shapes 
  • understand measurable attributes of objects 
  • identify and know the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter 

 

 

Science

Unifying Concepts and Processes 

The student will: 

  • develop an understanding of systems, order, and organization 
  • develop an understanding of change, constancy, and measurement 
  • develop an understanding of form and function

 

Physical Science 

The student will: 

  • develop an understanding of the characteristics of materials 

 

Life Science 

The student will: 

  • develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things 
  • develop an understanding of the life cycles of organisms

 

Earth and Space Science 

The student will: 

  • develop an understanding of the characteristics of earth materials 
  • develop an understanding of the objects in the sky 
  • develop an understanding of the changes in the earth and sky 

 

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives 

The student will: 

  • develop an understanding of personal health 
  • develop an understanding of resources 

 

 

Social Studies

 

Individual Development and Identity 

The student will: 

  • understand that one's personal identity is shaped by one's culture, groups, and institutional influences 
  • identify their personal interests and abilities 
  • understand why rules are necessary 

 

Production, Distribution, and Consumption 

The student will: 

  • understand the role of policies and technology in all three phases of production, distribution, and consumption 
  • understand how money is used daily for the purchase of goods and services 
  • identify how families use their money 

 

Science, Technology, and Society 

The student will: 

  • understand how the evolution of science and technology has and will continue to influence society 

 

 

Health

Health Information

The student will: 

  • demonstrate the ability to identify and access accurate health information and health promoting practices, products, and services 
  • identify sources of accurate health information and health-promoting products and services 
  • demonstrate the ability to locate resources from home, school, and/or community that provide accurate health information

 

Communication 

The student will: 

  • demonstrate the ability to use communication skills to promote healthy lifestyles

 

Community Health 

The student will: 

  • demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices

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