Alignment to Common Core - Grade 1


Alignment to the Common Core State Standards for Phonological Awareness:  Grade 1

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Common Core State Standard

Alignment to:

Phonemic Awareness: The Skills They Need to Help Them Succeed: Primary Curriculum

Written by Dr. Michael Heggerty


Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

Weekly Lessons that meet CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2a

  • Identify the short or long vowel sound in words:  Weeks 7, 10, 17, 19-22
  • Substitute the short vowel sound with the long vowel sound in words (or vice versa):  Week 19-22, 30


Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

Weekly lessons that meet CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2b:

  • Blending phonemes into spoken words:  Weeks 8-35
  • Blending syllables into spoken words:  Weeks 3-4, 32-35


Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.


Weekly lessons that meet CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c:

  • Isolate and pronounce initial sounds in one-syllable and multi-syllabic words:  Weeks 1-29, 31, 34
  • Isolate and pronounce medial vowel sounds in words:  Weeks 10-12, 16, 19-28, 30-31
  • Isolate and pronounce final sounds in spoken words:  Weeks 1-9, 13-15, 22-24, 26-30, 32-35


Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).

Weekly lessons that meet CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2d:

  • Segment spoken words into phonemes:  Weeks 9-31
  • Segment words into syllables:  Weeks 3-4, 32-35


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