Unit 3 Module A

Making Choices

1st grade / ELA    

Unit 3 Module A Description:

Readers will retell stories in appropriate sequence and demonstrate understanding of the stories’ lessons. Students write a narrative of events using words to signal their sequence. Students understand that people make choices about spending money.

Target Standards:

Reading Literature:

RL.1.2: Retell stories, including key details.

RL1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using 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.b: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes) including consonant blends.


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


RF.1.3.a: Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.


RF.1.3.c: Know the final –e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

Enduring Understandings:

  • Lessons can be learned through the characters and events in stories.
  • People choose to use their resources to get what they need and want.

Essential Questions:

·         How do readers recognize the sequence of events in a story?

·         How can writers use certain words to signal the sequence of events?