Unit 1 Module A

Connecting to Our World

1st grade / ELA

Unit 1 Module A Description:

Students will focus on retelling stories, including key details. Students will write a narrative story in which they recount one or more sequenced events. Learners will recognize that there are relationships among living things.


Target Standards:

Reading Literature:

RL.1.2: Retell stories, including key details.



W.1.3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.


Foundational Skills:

RF.1.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).


RF.1.2.c: Isolate and pronounce initial, medial, vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.


RF.1.3.b: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.


RF.1.3.g: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.


Enduring Understandings:


  • Readers understanding of characters, setting, problem and solution directly impact understanding the story.
  • Details play a role in explaining the events in a story when reading and writing.
  • Learners understand that living things depend on one another.

Essential Questions:


         How do readers know what makes a good retelling?

         How do writers create interesting events?