Common Core Language Arts 4 Today Grade 1
Build a foundation and focus on what matters most for language arts and reading readiness with Language Arts 4 Today: The Common Core Edition for first grade. This 96-page comprehensive supplement contains standards-aligned reproducible activities designed to focus on critical language arts skills and concepts that meet the Common Core State Standards. Each page includes 16 questions to be completed during a four-day period. The exercises are arranged in a continuous spiral so that concepts are repeated weekly. An assessment for the fifth day is provided for evaluating students' understanding of the language arts concepts practiced throughout the week. Also included are a Common Core State Standards alignment matrix and an answer key.
These skill practice workbooks have 40 weeks of daily reproducible activities. I looked at the Grade 3 book and was pleasantly surprised to see a variety of reading selections such as poetry, fiction, historical, scientific, familiar literature and more (aligning to CCSS). A short passage is read on each of the first four days; each passage is followed by four questions for the student. These are the review exercises. The end of week assessment is a longer reading passage which is again followed by questions, including editing practice. This pattern varies later for one section of the book when the daily work includes pre-writing, drafting, revising & proofreading practice. If you are homeschooling and have to do yearly testing, this would be a helpful addition to your language arts curriculum. These are very straightforward and not too time consuming (about 10 minutes a day). Answers are in the back. 96pp, sc. ~ Sara