1.RF.2.3

Recognize the components of a sentence (e.g., capitalization, first word, ending punctuation).

Learning Outcome:

Develop an understanding of the five components of reading (print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and fluency and comprehension) to build foundational reading skills.

I Can Statements Question Stems
-I can recognize capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.
-I can identify the first word of the sentence.
-I can recognize ending punctuation.

-Can you find a capital letter? Where is it located?
-How many words are in the sentence?
-Is there punctuation at the end of the sentence?

Academic Vocabulary

capital
exclamation mark
period
punctuation
question mark
sentence

Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources

Reading Examples Writing Examples Speaking and Listening Examples
-During shared reading, have students circle the first word of each sentence and highlight the capital letter at the beginning.

-Create an anchor chart of the three types of end punctuation.

-During shared reading, have students circle the end punctuation or write the punctuation on their whiteboards.

-Model how to compose a sentence using capitalization and end punctuation.

-Write a sentence on a sentence strip, then cut it apart. Have students piece the sentence together using clues like capital letters and punctuation to figure out the order. When students master this, write another sentence without capitals and punctuation and have students correct it.

-Students use the 'pencil rubric' to self-evaluate their writing.

Reading Standards Writing Standards Speaking and Listening Standards
1.W.2.1
1.W.4
1.W.6.2a
1.W.6.2b
1.W.6.2c
 
1.SL.1
Digital Resources
Interactive Writing http://www.readingrockets.org/article/interactive-writing

Pencil Rubric http://teamspata.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-pencil-rubric.html

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

Beginning Intermediate Advanced

Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.

Strategy  Examples
In development In development