Pacing Guide for the year!

September/October

Welcome


Vocabulary

  • Numbers
  • Sight words
    • a, the, I, am, and, my, me, how, can, you, see, we, he, she, it, is, to, in, this, that, of, her, his, they, all

Phonics Focus

  • Individual letter sounds
  • short (a)
  • short (i)
  • short (u)
  • short (o)
  • short (e)
  • (ea) combination
  • Digraph (th)
  • Digraph (wh)
  • Digraph (sh)
  • Digraph (ch)

Read Strategy

  • Reread
  • Activate Prior Knowledge
  • Use Context Clues

Grammar

  • Nouns
    • Possessive nouns (My, your, his, her, they, our, their
    • Pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they)
    • Proper/common nouns
      • Articles a/an/the
  • Verbs
    • To be
      • contraction form
  • A, Some, Any

Writing Focus

Introductions

Questions using what and where

How much questions


November-January

School Life

Vocabulary

  • Classroom objects
  • School locations
  • School personnel

Sight Words

  • are, at, be, by, do, eat, for, get, go, it's, keep, like, no, off, or, put, read, saw, so, take, us, very, was, your

Phonics Focus

  • Bossy "r" (ar)
  • Vowel Pattern (a-e, ay)
  • Vowel Pattern (ai, eigh)
  • Review (a-e,ai,ay,eigh)
  • Singular, Plural (ant, ants)
  • Singular, Plural (branch, branches)
  • Suffixes (ed, ing)
  • Ending (le) as in apple

Read Strategy

  • Think Aloud
  • Summarize
  • Locate Key Words

Grammar

  • Singular/ plural nouns
  • This/these
  • There is/there are
    • Affirmative
    • Negative
  • Prepositions (in, to, from, at)

Writing Focus

  • Word order
    • Subject-verb-object
  • Tell me about...your classroom, school


February- March

All About Me

Vocabulary

  • Family Members
  • Job occupations
  • Types of homes Rooms, furniture and appliances

Sight Words

  • an, as, come, did, found, from, had, has, into, know, look, made, not, now, one, our, said, some, two, use, want, went, what, will, with

Phonics Focus

  • Vowel Pattern (ee, -e)
  • Vowel Pattern (ea)
  • Vowel Pattern (-y)
  • Vowel Pattern (ey, ie)
  • Review ( ee, ea, -e, -y, ey, ie)
  • Vowel Pattern (old, ost)
  • Variant Vowel Pattern (or)
  • Review (o-e, oe, oa, -o, ow, old, ost)
  • Vowel Pattern (u-e, ue)
  • Vowel Pattern (ew, ui)
  • Review (u-e, ue, ui, ew)

Read Strategy

  • Use Graphic Organizers
  • Visualize
  • Paraphrase

Grammar

  • Adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Prepositions of location: on, next, to, under, above, over, in, between, in back of, in front of
  • Simple present tense
  • Can
  • How

Writing Focus

    • Subject-verb-object-manner
  • Family tree
  • Describing family and or your home
  • Explain in writing location of people and or objects
  • Where questions
  • Yes or no questions and answers


April- May

Keeping Busy

Vocabulary Focus

  • Actions
  • Daily activities

Sight Words

  • about, after, because, before, does, don't give, goes, have, here, if, its, just, than, their, them, then, there, too, were, when, where, who, why, would

Phonics Focus

  • Review Long Vowel Patterns
  • Suffix (bye-bye "e")
  • Contractions
  • Spelling Pattern (are)
  • Variant Vowel Bossy "r" (ur)
  • Variant Vowel Bossy "r" (ir)
  • Variant Vowel Bossy (or)
  • Variant Vowel Pattern (long oo)
  • Variant Vowel Pattern (ow, ou)
  • Variant Vowel Pattern (aw, au, al, all)

Reading Strategy

  • Make Predictions
  • Sequence
  • Evaluate Understanding
  • Question the Text
  • 5w's
  • Five elements of a story

Grammar

  • Tenses
    • present
    • present continuous
      • affirmative
      • negative
    • past
    • future
    • Time expressions
    • Adverbs of frequency

Writing Focus

Word order

    • Subject-verb-object-manner-place
  • Describing occurrences
  • Creating conversational scripts
  • Leaving and taking a message over the phone
  • Writing using a time machine mindset
    • present, fast and future
  • When questions
  • Creating schedules


June

Where to go!

Vocabulary Focus pertaining to Cities and Downtown

  • Locations
  • Weather
  • Stores
    • Places downtown

Sight Words

  • Level 1-4 sight words review

Phonics Focus

  • (wa) as in water
  • Variant Vowel Pattern (oy, oi)
  • Soft c (ce, ci, cy)
  • Soft g (ge, gi, gy)
  • Soft g (dge)

Reading Strategy

  • Adjust Reading Rate
  • Set a Reader Purpose

Grammar

Adjectives

Because

Prepositions of location

Writing Focus

  • Word order
    • Subject-verb-object-manner-place and time
  • Or questions
  • Where do you what to be and why
  • What does your native city look like
  • What places downtown are your favorite
  • What is there to se downtown