All Grade 1 Standards for

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard grade refers to the level at which the standard applies. Some standards have specific grade levels, like K, 1, 2, and 3, but others are shared, such as 6-8 or 11-12. The standards below have the same grade designation. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

  • Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

  • Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

  • Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

  • Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

  • With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.