First Grade- Phonics and Reading Comprehension- Semester 1

Our Fall semester class will meet for 30 minutes, 3 times a week. We will build literacy skills on a 1st grade level in phonics & reading comprehension standards to supplement the reading block in the classroom.
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30 minutes

per class

3x per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Next on Mon Aug 15

Meets 3x per week
Mo, We, Th
11:10am - 11:40am

Next on Mon Aug 15

Meets 3x per week
Mo, We, Th
1:30pm - 2pm

Next on Mon Aug 15

Meets 3x per week
Mo, We, Th
6:35pm - 7:05pm

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Class Experience

For my standards based approach, I will be supporting first grade aligned Core Standards. By the end of this course, students will be working towards mastery and independence on the following skills:

-Asking and answer questions about key details in a literature and informational text.
- Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson in a literature text.
-Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details in a literature text..
-Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text in an informational text.
-Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in an informational text.
-Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in an informational text.
-Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in an informational text.
-Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Foundational Skills:
-Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
- Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
-Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
-Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
-Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
-Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
-Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
-Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

I’m a compassionate and charismatic teacher who loves to teach! I have taught Kindergarten through 5th grade students for the last 10 years. In that time, I have been a general education teacher in the public schools setting for 8 years and specialized as a reading coach to my school for an additional two years. I have been teaching online since February 2020. I’m certified to teach Elementary education from Kindergarten to 6th grade. I absolutely love teaching First Grade. I taught First Grade for 8 years and it is one of my favorite grades to teach. One of the largest academic transformations occurs in First Grade. I have taught these lessons in the public school setting with many students who have mastered the content. I’m looking forward to sharing this fun class with your wonderful student!
Students will be provided optional at home activities that include spelling lists, fluency passages/ readers, optional assessments,  and learning activities.
Phonics: a white board or easy to wipe paper in a sheet protector. Handwriting line paper (Attached) 
Comprehension: Printed weekly materials of text and graphic organizers.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be given the option to take formal assessments at home with parental supervision. Such as spelling test, comprehension assessment, and fluency assessments. Our limited class time doesn't allow for formal assessments of this nature. During class, students will be informally assessed and checks for understanding will occur throughout the lesson.  
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Kristy Craig- Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Teaching children and touching hearts- one lesson at a time.
561 total reviews
306 completed classes

About Me

My name is Kristy Craig. I am a certified teacher for Kindergarten through 6th grade. My heart and soul is poured out for children. Teaching them, encouraging them, and having fun together is my teaching mission. 

I am a charismatic and bubbly... 
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