# What Should A 1st Grader Know?

Literacy skills kids need for first grade

• Write and recognize upper- and lowercase letters.
• Match letters to sounds, make rhymes, and recognize some words without having to sound them out (teachers refer to these as sight words , and some of the first ones kids pick are and, the, and it).
• ## What does a 1st grader need to know by the end of the year?

By the end of the year, your child will count, read, write, and order sequential numbers up to 100. They will also learn how to compare numbers using the signs for greater than, less than, and equal to. via

## What should a 1st grader know in math?

What Math Should a 1st Grader Know

• Be able to count, identify and write numbers.
• Perform one-digit addition and subtraction.
• Have an understanding of quantity (more and less)
• Familiarity with patterns and shapes.
• Knowledge of place value (ones, tens, etc.)
• ## How many numbers should a first grader know?

Knowing numbers

By the end of first grade, your child should be able to count to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens and have a sense of how big the number 100 is. He or she should also be able to begin counting at any number you choose between 0 and 100 and write the words for the numbers 1 through 12. via

## What is the average age of a 1st grader?

Children in first grade are usually 6 or 7 years old, and the following guidelines are aimed at children in the typical age group. via

• Make reading part of your child's world. Read books with her and to her, aiming for a total of 30 minutes of book-sharing time each day.
• Take turns.
• Be patient.
• Help her when she needs it.
• Praise her.
• ## Can first graders write?

Children in first grade are able to write simple but complete sentences, and they are beginning to understand when to use capital letters, commas, and periods. First graders also begin to use “story language” in their own writing, for example, incorporating phrases such as “once upon a time” and “happily ever after.” via

A first grader should be at a reading level between 3 to 12. Higher reading levels indicate that they're near the top of their class, but there's always room for growth. In some cases, your child might fall below or rise above the range. Practice and proper tutoring will improve their reading level. via

## What is the curriculum for 1st grade?

First grade curricula must cover the basics of math, reading, science, social studies and arts in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. 1st grade lessons provide the foundation for the learning that happens in later years, so it is important to be careful while selecting the 1st grade curriculum for your child. via

## How can I prepare my child for first grade?

• Make letters and words come alive.
• Open her mind to the world of numbers.
• Introduce basic concepts of geography and science.
• Put history in the present tense.
• ## What should a first grader learn in science?

Generally, a 1st grade science curriculum should teach the following:

• Life science (plants, animals, habitats)
• Classification of animals and different animal habitats.
• Distinguishing between living and nonliving things.
• Earth and space science (solar system and beyond)
• States of matter (solid, liquid, gas)