• Welcome to the English language Arts Department
     
    reading  
     
     
    At Cecil H. Parker School we adhere to the Common Core Curriculum. We are happy to share that all our students are showing improvements in reading, and many students are performing at proficiency level. Last school year our Third Graders performed better than most other third graders across our district and across New York State. We are proud to say that our students are who inspire us to work hard to ensure that our lesson activities have the same rigor and similar results as the state assessment.
     
    Here are the Common Core Learning Standards in Foundation Skills for ELA 
     
    Reading Foundation Skills
     
     
     
    Kindergarten:
          Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.A
    Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.B
    Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.C
    Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D
    Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

    Phonological Awareness:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2
    Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A
    Recognize and produce rhyming words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.B
    Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C
    Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D
    Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.E
    Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
     

    Phonics and Word Recognition:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A
    Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B
    Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.C
    Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., theoftoyoushemyisaredo,does).
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D
    Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

    Fluency:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.4
    Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

    1 Words, syllables, or phonemes written in /slashes/refer to their pronunciations or phonology. Thus,/CVC/ is a word with three phonemes regardless of the number of letters in the spelling of the word.

    First Grade
     



    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1
    Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1.A
    Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

    Phonological Awareness:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2
    Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.A
    Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B
    Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.C
    Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.D
    Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).

    Phonics and Word Recognition:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A
    Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B
    Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C
    Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.D
    Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.E
    Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.F
    Read words with inflectional endings.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.G
    Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    Fluency:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.A
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.B
    Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.C
    Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
    Second Grade
     

    Phonics and Word Recognition:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.A
    Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.B
    Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.C
    Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.D
    Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.E
    Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.F
    Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    Fluency:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.A
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.B
    Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.C
    Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
    Third Grade

    Phonics and Word Recognition:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.A
    Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.B
    Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.C
    Decode multisyllable words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.D
    Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    Fluency:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.A
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.B
    Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.C
    Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
    Fourth Grade 
     

    Phonics and Word Recognition:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3.A
    Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

    Fluency:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.A
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.B
    Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.C
    Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
    Fifth Grade

    Phonics and Word Recognition:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3.A
    Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

    Fluency:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4
    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4.A
    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4.B
    Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4.C
    Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.