• 1st Grade SOL's


    English http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/english/2010/stds_english1.pdf


    Oral Language

    1.1        The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.

    a)      Listen and respond to a variety of media, including books, audiotapes, videos, and other age-appropriate materials.

    b)      Tell and retell stories and events in logical order.

    c)      Participate in a variety of oral language activities, including choral speaking and reciting short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns.

    d)      Express ideas orally in complete sentences.


    1.2        The student will continue to expand and use listening and speaking vocabularies.

    a)      Increase oral descriptive vocabulary.

    b)      Begin to ask for clarification and explanation of words and ideas.

    c)      Follow simple two-step oral directions.

    d)      Give simple two-step oral directions.

    e)      Use singular and plural nouns.


    1.3        The student will adapt or change oral language to fit the situation.

    a)      Initiate conversation with peers and adults.

    b)      Follow rules for conversation.

    c)      Use appropriate voice level in small-group settings.

    d)      Ask and respond to questions in small-group settings.


    1.4        The student will orally identify and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) in syllables and multisyllabic words.

    a)      Count phonemes (sounds) in syllables or words with a maximum of three syllables.

    b)      Add or delete phonemes (sounds) orally to change syllables or words.

    c)      Create rhyming words orally.

    d)      Blend sounds to make word parts and words with one to three syllables.




    1.5        The student will apply knowledge of how print is organized and read.

    a)      Read from left to right and from top to bottom.

    b)      Match spoken words with print.

    c)      Identify letters, words, and sentences.


    1.6        The student will apply phonetic principles to read and spell.

    a)      Use beginning and ending consonants to decode and spell single-syllable words.

    b)      Use two-letter consonant blends to decode and spell single-syllable words.

    c)      Use beginning consonant digraphs to decode and spell single-syllable words.

    d)      Use short vowel sounds to decode and spell single-syllable words.

    e)      Blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words.

    f)       Use word patterns to decode unfamiliar words.

    g)      Use compound words.

    h)      Read and spell common, high-frequency sight words, including the, said, and come.


    1.7        The student will use meaning clues and language structure to expand vocabulary when reading.

    a)      Use titles and pictures.

    b)      Use knowledge of the story and topic to read words.

    c)      Use knowledge of sentence structure.

    d)      Reread and self-correct.


    1.8        The student will read familiar stories, poems, and passages with fluency and expression.


    1.9        The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction and nonfiction.

    a)      Preview the selection.

    b)      Set a purpose for reading.

    c)      Relate previous experiences to what is read.

    d)      Make predictions about content.

    e)      Ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read.

    f)       Identify characters, setting, and important events.

    g)      Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.

    h)      Identify the topic or main idea.


    1.10      The student will use simple reference materials.

    a)      Use knowledge of alphabetical order by first letter.

    b)      Use a picture dictionary to find meanings of unfamiliar words.



    1.11      The student will print legibly.

    a)      Form letters.

    b)      Space words and sentences.


    1.12      The student will write to communicate ideas.

    a)      Generate ideas.

    b)      Focus on one topic.

    c)      Use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, and events.

    d)      Use complete sentences in final copies.

    e)      Begin each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation in final copies.

    f)       Use correct spelling for high-frequency sight words and phonetically regular words in final copies.

    g)      Share writing with others.

    h)      Use available technology


    Math  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/mathematics/2009/stds_math1.pdf


    Number and Number Sense


    1.1             The student will count objects in a given set containing between 1 and 100 objects and write the corresponding numeral.


    1.2             The student will group a collection of up to 100 objects into tens and ones and write the corresponding numeral to develop an understanding of place value.


    1.3             The student will count forward by ones, fives, and tens to 100, by twos to 20, and backward by ones from 20.


    1.4             The student will recognize and write numerals 0 through 100.


    1.5             The student will identify the ordinal positions first through tenth, using an ordered set of objects.


    1.6             The student will identify and represent the concepts of one-half and one-fourth, using appropriate materials or a drawing.

    Computation and Estimation


    1.7             The student, given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude, will

    a)   select a reasonable magnitude from three given quantities: a one-digit numeral, a two-digit numeral, and a three-digit numeral (e.g., 5, 50, and 500); and

    b)   explain the reasonableness of his/her choice.


    1.8             The student will recall basic addition facts — i.e., sums to 10 or less — and the corresponding subtraction facts.


    1.9             The student will create and solve story and picture problems involving one-step solutions, using basic addition and subtraction facts.




    1.10           The student will

    a)   identify the number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, a dime, and a quarter;

    b)   determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose total value is 100 cents or less.


    1.11           The student will tell time to the half-hour, using an analog or digital clock.


    1.12           The student will use nonstandard units to measure length and weight.


    1.13           The student will compare the volumes of two given containers by using concrete materials (e.g., jelly beans, sand, water, rice).


    1.14           The student will compare the weights of two objects, using a balance scale.




    1.15           The student will describe the proximity of objects in space (near, far, close by, below, above, up, down, beside, and next to).


    1.16           The student will draw, describe, and sort plane geometric figures (triangle, square, rectangle, and circle) according to number of sides, corners, and square corners.


    1.17           The student will identify and describe objects in his/her environment that depict plane geometric figures (triangle, rectangle, square, and circle).


    Probability and Statistics


    1.18           The student will investigate, identify, and describe various forms of data collection in his/her world (e.g., recording daily temperature, lunch count, attendance, and favorite ice cream), using tables, picture graphs, and object graphs.

    1.19           The student will interpret information displayed in a picture or object graph, using the vocabulary more, less, fewer, greater than, less than, and equal to.


    Patterns, Functions, and Algebra


    1.20           The student will sort and classify concrete objects according to one or more attributes, including color, size, shape, and thickness.


    1.21           The student will recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns, including rhythmic, color, shape, and numerical. Patterns will include both growing and repeating patterns. Concrete materials and calculators will be used by students.



    Science http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/science/2010/k-6/stds_science1.pdf 


    Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic

    1.1        The student will conduct investigations in which

    a)      differences in physical properties are observed using the senses;

    b)      simple tools are used to enhance observations;

    c)      objects or events are classified and arranged according to attributes or properties;

    d)      observations and data are communicated orally and with simple graphs, pictures, written statements, and numbers;

    e)      length, mass, and volume are measured using standard and nonstandard units;

    f)       predictions are based on patterns of observation rather than random guesses;

    g)      simple experiments are conducted to answer questions; and

    h)      inferences are made and conclusions are drawn about familiar objects and events.


    Force, Motion, and Energy

    1.2        The student will investigate and understand that moving objects exhibit different kinds of motion. Key concepts include

    a)      objects may have straight, circular, and back-and-forth motions;

    b)      objects may vibrate and produce sound;

    c)      pushes or pulls can change the movement of an object; and

    d)      the motion of objects may be observed in toys and in playground activities.



    1.3        The student will investigate and understand how different common materials interact with water. Key concepts include

    a)      some liquids will separate when mixed with water, but others will not;

    b)      some common solids will dissolve in water, but others will not; and

    c)      some substances will dissolve more readily in hot water than in cold water.


    Life Processes

    1.4        The student will investigate and understand that plants have life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include

    a)      needs (food, air, water, light, and a place to grow);

    b)      parts (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, blossoms, fruits); and

    c)      characteristics (edible/nonedible, flowering/nonflowering, evergreen/deciduous).


    1.5        The student will investigate and understand that animals, including people, have life needs and specific physical characteristics and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include

    a)      life needs (air, food, water, and a suitable place to live);

    b)      physical characteristics (body coverings, body shape, appendages, and methods of movement); and

    c)      other characteristics (wild/tame, water homes/land homes).


    Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems

    1.6        The student will investigate and understand the basic relationships between the sun and the Earth. Key concepts include

    a)      the sun is the source of heat and light that warms the land, air, and water; and

    b)      night and day are caused by the rotation of the Earth.


    Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change

    1.7        The student will investigate and understand the relationship of seasonal change and weather to the activities and life processes of plants and animals. Key concepts include how temperature, light, and precipitation bring about changes in

    a)      plants (growth, budding, falling leaves, and wilting);

    b)      animals (behaviors, hibernation, migration, body covering, and habitat); and

    c)      people (dress, recreation, and work).



    1.8        The student will investigate and understand that natural resources are limited. Key concepts include

    a)      identification of natural resources (plants and animals, water, air, land, minerals, forests, and soil);

    b)      factors that affect air and water quality; and

    c)      recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption of natural resources.


    Social Studies http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/history_socialscience/next_version/stds_history1.pdf



    1.1           The student will interpret information presented in picture timelines to show sequence of events and will distinguish among past, present, and future.

    1.2           The student will describe the stories of American leaders and their contributions to our country, with emphasis on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

    1.3           The student will discuss the lives of people associated with Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day, and the events of Independence Day (Fourth of July).


    1.4           The student will develop map skills by

    a)   recognizing basic map symbols, including references to land, water, cities, and roads;

    b)   using cardinal directions on maps;

    c)   identifying the shapes of the United States and Virginia on maps and globes;

    d)   locating Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and Richmond, the capital of Virginia, on a United States map.

    1.5           The student will construct a simple map of a familiar area, using basic map symbols in the map legend.

    1.6           The student will describe how the location of his/her community, climate, and physical surroundings affect the way people live, including their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.


    1.7           The student will explain the difference between goods and services and describe how people are consumers and producers of goods and services.

    1.8           The student will explain that people make choices because they cannot have everything they want.

    1.9           The student will recognize that people save money for the future to purchase goods and services.



    1.10         The student will apply the traits of a good citizen by

    a)   focusing on fair play, exhibiting good sportsmanship, helping others, and treating others with respect;

    b)   recognizing the purpose of rules and practicing self-control;

    c)   working hard in school;

    d)   taking responsibility for one’s own actions;

    e)   valuing honesty and truthfulness in oneself and others;

    f)   participating in classroom decision making through voting.

    1.11         The student will recognize the symbols and traditional practices that honor and foster patriotism in the United States by

    a)   identifying the American flag, bald eagle, Washington Monument, and Statue of Liberty;

    b)   demonstrating respect for the American flag by learning about the Pledge of Allegiance.

    1.12         The student will recognize that communities in Virginia

    a)   have local governments;

    b)   benefit from people who volunteer in their communities;

    c)   include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who make contributions to their communities, and who are united as Americans by common principles.