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First Grade
Language Arts

Curriculum & Resources

All curriculum is purchased by Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy for your use. Unused portions (textbooks etc) are returned to Ignite.

The following curriculum links have been organized according to grade levels. Choose the level of curriculum that meets your child’s needs for each subject area. There are links to placement tests where applicable.

Your Educational Specialist will be able to help guide you in your curriculum selection.

Whole Year Curriculum

Happy Cheetah
Reading First Grade

Happy Cheetah Reading teaches reading using both phonics and sight words. It also teaches printing, spelling, and beginning language arts (e.g., sentence structure, punctuation, and rhyming words). The course is designed primarily for use with students who struggle to learn to read, whatever their age, but it can also be used with students who do not struggle. It does not require students to memorize rules or take tests. Instead, it involves continual interaction between the parent and the student using auditory, visual, and kinesthetic methods.

Language Smarts B

This workbook from The Critical Thinking Co. is filled with simple exercises, bright colors, and humor that make learning English skills much more enjoyable. The exercises improve skills in reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and thinking. Level B (1st grade) starts with upper and lower case letters, introduces parts of speech, and begins touching on general writing skills.

All About Reading 1

All About Reading is a highly interactive multi-sensory program that needs to be taught by the parent or teacher. The lesson plans are scripted and illustrated, making it simple for the inexperienced parent or teacher to present the lessons with little or no prep time. Even though it is scripted, this curriculum is easy to adapt to each child’s needs by selecting among the suggested hands-on activities, choosing their favorite books for read-aloud time, and adjusting the pace and amount of interaction.

Logic of English
Foundations B
(Manuscript or Cursive)

Provides students with a fun, multi-sensory experience learning to read and write that engages their senses, works naturally with their desire to wiggle and play, and lays a strong foundation for reading and writing success.

Explode the Code
1 and 2

Explode The Code Books 1-8 focus on Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing. All workbooks have several review lessons and a posttest. Explode The Code Half Books (1 -6 ) focus on more practice and reinforcement with skills in workbooks 1-6.

Supplemental Curriculum

Great Works Literature

These sets are essentially teacher’s lesson plans with accompanying reproducible activity sheets. The studies are very cohesive both internally as they work through a literature selection

Handwriting
Skills Simplified A

Each page has a specific focus, concentrating on pencil position, posture, types of strokes, spacing, legibility and speed. Practice is always targeted, even at the highest level, which includes practice of common word beginnings and endings. Instruction is limited but adequate. Books A and B teach and practice printing. Book C transitions to cursive. And books D, E and F work on refining and maintaining cursive handwriting. The style is traditional, a simplified Zaner-Bloser method.

Spelling You See Level B:
Jack and Jill

For the student who prints easily with lowercase letters and knows most sounds, including long and short vowels. These weekly lessons use nursery rhymes. Resources include a Daily Dictation List, a General Dictation List, Passages for Dictation, an Answer Key, a Glossary, and a Bibliography.

Soaring With Spelling 1

Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary is a daily spelling program that comes in eight grade levels of spelling/vocabulary work. Other than having to do the pre and post test with your student, Soaring with Spelling is set up for your student to learn independently

Spelling Workout A

Spelling Workout has all the components you need to lead students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns. Students learn spelling skills based on phonics through unique, cross-curricular reading passages, practice, and high-interest writing activities. Packed with flexible lessons, motivating activities, including fun riddles and puzzles, this dynamic program leads students to spelling success!

All About Spelling
Level 1

All About Spelling has scripted lessons that take the guesswork out of teaching. It has a bunch of helpful features great for one-on-one instruction. All About Spelling takes a multisensory approach so that the student can be successful in spelling regardless of his/her particular learning style. The program can be customized for each student, with daily review of concepts the individual needs to cover.

Winning with Writing 1

This level covers introduction to sentences, different types of sentences, organizing your thoughts for writing, main topics, details, and detail sentences and more

Brave Writer
Jot it Down!

Jot It Down! is visually engaging, easy to use (open-and-grow), and lasts an entire school year. You will act as secretary and transcriptionist, giving your child’s young, quirky, brilliant voice access to the world of print. Your little bundle will discover that a writer already lives inside.

Zaner Bloser
Handwriting 1

TheZaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 1 Student Edition offers easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation for manuscript handwriting reinforcement, provides meaningful practice and application, and engages students with colorful, fun activities.

Growing with
Grammar 1

The Growing with Grammar series is an intensive grammar program for the elementary grades that includes sentence diagramming, parts of speech, sentence structure and so much more.

Easy Grammar
Grade 1

With daily pages and simple exercises, this course (subtitled Daily Guided Teaching and Review) provide a gentle introduction to the basics of grammar, capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and sentence writing. Like Daily Grams these grade levels have Teacher Editions that include student pages with answer keys in the back and Student Workbooks that have only student pages.

D'nealian Handwriting 1

The D’Nealian handwriting method seeks to make the transition from manuscript to cursive easier by adding a slant to the manuscript print and more similarity in the letter strokes between manuscript and cursive with less flourishes in general. Lessons typically include a review of letter formation, practice, review, evaluation, and editing. All of the grade level worktexts are consumable and in full color.

Moving Beyond
the Page 5-7

When combined with a reading program, this curriculum supplement provides units of instruction in language arts, writing, science, social studies, handwriting, math, and character education.

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