Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia Grade 1 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


Grade 1 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 472-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum (ELA).

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 outcomes and indicators students in grade 1 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the indicators within the outcomes below:

Reading and Viewing – spelling lists that include fluency passages, quizzes, and word work

Writing and Representing – using simple sentences as well as improving word choice

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 prefixes/suffixes/letter blends will be covered.

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
  • Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, And Repetition
  • Top-to-Bottom Directionality
  • Fact versus Fantasy
  • 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
  • Precise Verbs and Concrete Nouns
  • 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
  • Using riddles and jokes to teach language fundamentals
  • 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 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 379-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Nova Scotia Language Arts Curriculum (ELA).

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

Included in this resource are the indicators within the outcome below:

Reading and Viewing – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of grade-appropriate texts.

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
  • Monitoring understanding – does it look right, does it sound right, does it make sense?
  • Jokes and riddles
  • 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
  • All about me – identity poster
  • 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
  • Identity, Community And Social Responsibility
  • All about me poster
  • 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 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Nova Scotia English Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 426 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the outcomes and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts 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.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Writing and Representing – write to present opinions, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

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
  • Personal Identity – Mapping My Identity
  • Community Helpers – Writing About Their Roles
  • Descriptive Sentence Development: Enhancing simple sentences
  • 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
  • Reconstructing texts – example: from news article to letter
  • 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
  • Assignment – Let Me Convince You
  • 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
  • Digital writing – writing using a word processor
  • Metacognitive Strategies: Writing goals, writing tracking sheet
  • Report Crafting: Research, structure, publish
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 1 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 131-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language, covering the Listening and Speaking outcome in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 40 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 outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator 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: Listening Ears Drawing Adventure
  • Activity: Two-Step Challenge
  • Activity: Listening Leader
  • Activity: Classroom Charades
  • Activity: Mystery Box Storytime
  • Activity: Expression Charades
  • Activity: Silent Stories
  • Activity: Picture Predictions
  • Activity: Role-Play Relay
  • Activity: Puppet Interview
  • Activity: Puppet Chat Time
  • Activity: Mystery Sounds
  • Activity: Simon Says Listening Game
  • Activity: Add-a-Phrase Relay Race
  • Activity: Topic Treasure Hunt
  • Activity: Question Ball Toss
  • Activity: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Review
  • Activity: Story Building Blocks
  • Activity: Emotion Gallery Walk
  • Activity: Family Tree Tales
  • Activity: My Favourite Book
  • Activity: Storytelling Protocols
  • Activity: Dramatic Read-Aloud
  • Activity: Emotion Wave
  • Activity: Voice Experimentation
  • Activity: Volume Control Game
  • Activity: Feelings in Phrases
  • Speak with Expression Activity
  • Activity: Poetry Performance
  • Activity: Emoji Faces!
  • Activity: Mime It Right!
  • Activity: The Circle of Respectful Opinions
  • Activity: Little Reporters News Desk
  • Activity: Story Circle Time
  • Activity: Vocab Voyage
  • Activity: Sentence Scramble
  • Activity: Grammar Chain Stories
  • Activity: Picture Word Web
  • Activity: Music and Emotions
  • Activity: The Kind Words Garden

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 Nova Scotia Language Arts curriculum.

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