BC Grade 1 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the BC Grade 1 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


 Grade 1 – British Columbia Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions and Reading Strategies. This resource covers all learning standards and elaborations related to conventions and reading strategies in the British Columbia Curriculum (ELA). The 462 pages teach the Big Ideas, learning standards, and elaborations found in the curriculum.

 Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the learning standards students in grade 1 need to learn while working with these word lists.

 Included in this resource are the learning standards below:

Conventions – common practices in punctuation and in capitalization

 Reading Strategies – using illustrations and prior knowledge to predict meaning; rereading; retelling in own words; locating the main idea and details; using knowledge of language patterns and phonics to decode words; identifying familiar and “sight” words; monitoring

 Phonemic And Phonological Awareness - phonological refers to the sounds of words

 Sentence Structure – the structure of simple sentences

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week, and what letter blends/vowel sounds will be focused on.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Printing Practice
  • Mastering Alphabetic Principles and Letter Identification
  • Vowel and Consonant Recognition
  • Upper-Case and Lower-Case Letters
  • Left-to-Right Directionality
  • Using Finger Spaces to Mark Word Boundaries
  • Print Awareness: Difference Between Letters, Numbers, Words, and Sentences
  • Identifying Beginning Sounds and Ending Sounds
  • Understanding Vowel Sounds and Silent 'E' Rules
  • Enhancing Reading Accuracy with Phonics
  • Developing Spelling Proficiency and Word Structure
  • Position-Based Tendencies
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Compound Words
  • Alliteration and Rhyming Words
  • Spelling Patterns – VC, CVC, VCe
  • Understanding and Using Base Words
  • Exploring Word Formation with Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Distinguishing Sentence Types and Applying Correct Punctuation
  • Differentiating Singular and Plural Nouns
  • Recognizing Common Adjectives
  • Verbs: Tense, Agreement, and Usage
  • Understanding Common Adverbs
  • Identifying Common Conjunctions
  • Expanding Vocabulary with Suffixes (-s, -es, -ies, -ing, -ed)
  • Enhancing Language with Prefixes (un, re, dis, non)
  • Sentence Construction: Fragments vs. Complete Sentences
  • Types of Sentences: Interrogative, Exclamatory, Imperative, Declarative
  • Capitalization Rules: Beginning of Sentences
  • Vocabulary Development and Sentence Building
  • Reading Strategies: Retell, Predicting Meaning Using Pictures, Monitoring
  • Fluency readings for each week using the word list for that week
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 1 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Writing. This resource covers all learning standards and elaborations related to writing in the British Columbia (BC) Language Curriculum (ELA).

 There are 402 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the learning standards in the British Columbia Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the Big Ideas, learning standards and elaborations are taught.

 This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Letter Formation Practice: Correct patterns, size, spacing
  • Word Printing Activities: Emphasizing placement and clarity
  • Basic Sentence Structure: Fundamental sentence-writing guidelines
  • Descriptive Sentence Development: Enhancing simple sentences
  • What is a message?
  • Writing simple sentences
  • Finger spaces – using the appropriate spacing between words
  • Purpose and audience of messages
  • Peer message sharing – writing a message to a classmate
  • Classroom rules poster – writing classroom rules
  • Scrambled Sentences: Organizing jumbled words correctly
  • Writing in Voices: Expressing different tones
  • Sentence Picture Prompts: Visual writing inspiration
  • Paragraph Writing Basics: Main idea focus
  • Topic Sentence Crafting: Starting paragraphs effectively
  • Concluding Sentence Techniques: Ending paragraphs clearly
  • Paragraph Publishing Steps: Editing and finalizing
  • Text Form Exploration: Discovering writing varieties
  • Idea Brainstorming Methods: Generating creative content
  • Mind Mapping: Visual idea organization
  • Procedural Writing Structure: Step-by-step instruction writing
  • Sequencing Tasks: Ordering instructions logically
  • Publishing Instructions: Finalizing procedural texts
  • Formal Letter Framework – Using appropriate greeting, signature
  • Informal Letter Style
  • Understanding Writing Voices: Audience-tailored writing
  • Narrative Elements: Setting and characters
  • Expressing Emotions: Describing feelings in writing
  • Narrative Structure: Beginning, middle, end
  • Publishing Narratives: Revising personal stories
  • Opinion Debate Prep: Discussing varied topics
  • Fact vs. Fiction: Strengthening arguments
  • Researching – Completing a weather report
  • Researching – Identifying the planets in our solar system
  • Persuasive Fact Finding: Researching to convince
  • Publishing Opinions: Finalizing persuasive texts
  • Poetry Writing: Acrostic, haiku, limericks
  • Metacognitive Strategies: Writing goals, writing tracking sheet
  • Report Crafting: Research, structure, publish
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 1 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Comprehension, Story, and Text Forms. This resource covers all learning standards, elaborations, and Big Ideas related to reading strategies, comprehension, text forms, and stories in the grade 1 British Columbia Language (ELA) curriculum. There are 359 pages for students to master the skills they need to meet the requirements of the curriculum.

 We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, experiments, exemplars, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

 Included in this resource are the learning standards below:

Story/Text: elements of story, functions and genres, text features, and literary elements and devices.

 Reading Strategies: using illustrations and prior knowledge to predict meaning; rereading; retelling in own words; locating the main idea and details; using knowledge of language patterns and phonics to decode words; identifying familiar and “sight” words; monitoring (look right, sound right, make sense)

 Metacognitive Strategies: goal setting, self-evaluating, and reflections

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Vocabulary To Talk About Texts – author, book, chapter, page, illustrator, website, webpage, etc.
  • What is reading comprehension?
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, making inferences, visualizing
  • Reading strategies: chunking words (compound words) and stretching words
  • Independent reading texts and response questions
  • Independent reading response package – booklet
  • Imaginary (fiction) versus real (non-fiction) messages
  • Environmental print – identify signs, symbols, and text
  • Visualizing texts – listening to stories written above grade level
  • Letter writing – making inferences
  • Email versus letters – text forms and text patterns
  • Sentence structure in letter writing
  • Narratives – myths
  • Indigenous cultural stories
  • Narrator’s point of view
  • Different points of view in stories
  • Imaginary stories: fairy tales, fables, and realistic stories
  • Literary devices in narratives – alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhymes
  • Sequencing the plot of a short story
  • Cause and effect in short stories
  • Procedural writing – following instructions to draw and make objects
  • Comparing procedural writing – with visuals and without
  • Text features in reports – headings, subheadings, table of contents, charts, pictures
  • Summarizing reports – main idea
  • Poetry – haiku, limerick, acrostic, and rhyming poems
  • Literary devices in poetry – rhyme and alliteration
  • Book reviews – finding bias and different points of view
  • Graphic texts – timelines, comics, diagrams, infographics, maps
  • Biographies – Isaac Newton, Tooth Fairy, Chris Hadfield, Mother Teresa
  • Researching facts about a famous person
  • Writing a biography about a friend
  • Identifying familiar and “sight” words
  • Metacognitive activities: reading goals, using reading strategies reflections, tracking reading times
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 1 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Oral Language. This resource covers all learning standards, elaborations and Big Ideas related to the Oral Language section of the Language curriculum (ELA). The 122-page unit includes lesson plans for the teacher, prompts for the students, planning pages, and reflection questions for students to consolidate their understanding.

 Included in this unit are 37 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 1 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning standards stated in the curriculum. There are several activities provided for each learning standard listed in the curriculum.

 We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Activity: Voice Experimentation
  • Activity: Dramatic Read-Aloud
  • Activity: Volume Control Game
  • Activity: Emotion Wave
  • Activity: Feelings in Phrases
  • Speak with Expression Activity
  • Activity: Poetry Performance
  • Activity: Emoji Faces!
  • Activity: Mime It Right!
  • Activity: Simon Says Listening Game
  • Activity: Listening Ears Drawing Adventure
  • Activity: Mystery Box Storytime
  • Activity: Picture Predictions
  • Activity: Two-Step Challenge
  • Activity: Listening Leader
  • Activity: Classroom Charades
  • Activity: Expression Charades
  • Activity: Mystery Sounds
  • Activity: Silent Stories
  • Activity: Story Building Blocks
  • Activity: Puppet Chat Time
  • Activity: Role-Play Relay
  • Activity: Add-a-Phrase Relay Race
  • Activity: Topic Treasure Hunt
  • Activity: Puppet Interview
  • Activity: Question Ball Toss
  • Activity: Emotion Gallery Walk
  • Activity: My Favourite Book
  • Activity: Family Tree Tales
  • Activity: Storytelling Protocols
  • Activity: Little Reporters News Desk
  • Activity: Story Circle Time
  • Activity: Vocab Voyage
  • Activity: Sentence Scramble
  • Activity: Grammar Chain Stories
  • Activity: Music and Emotions
  • Activity: Picture Word Web

 This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the BC Language Arts curriculum.

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