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Course Overview

Welcome to reading! This course for new readers is based on the Alberta curriculum and follows a Balanced Literacy format. The course has three main components:

  • Guided Reading: Students will learn how to read based on their current level of knowledge and comfort. Students are expected to move through two to three colour levels in any given year.
  • Writing Traits: Once students have learned their letter sounds and are beginning to sound out full sentences, they’ll learn about conventions, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, ideas, and voice.
  • Read-Aloud: Students’ parents or caregivers will read popular children’s literature to them.

NotePersonalized learning is available for this course.

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Course Overview

The Grade 1 English Language Arts program follows the Alberta’s curriculum and a Balanced Literacy format.   This program has four main components:

  • Guided Reading: This component follows the new Key Links Literacy from Nelson with a colour-coded, levelled reading program that places students at the reading level they are currently at, regardless of grade. There are nine levels: Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Turquoise, Purple, and Gold.  Students are expected to move through two to three colour levels in any given year.
  • Writing Traits: There are six writing traits that work on specific writing skills: Conventions, Ideas, Sentence Fluency, Voice, and Word Choice. These traits are started after students know their letters sounds and are beginning to create independent sentences.
  • Phonics: The Grade 1 program uses a Phonics book from Modern Curriculum Press to teach additional reading skills, including phonemic awareness, short and long vowels, consonant blends, ending digraphs, and contractions.
  • Read-Aloud: The Read Aloud component includes a package of ten books, each with lessons and student workbook pages.

NoteFor those parents/facilitators who don’t wish to purchase print materials, the following files can be downloaded in PDF form from ADLC’s secure website: Key Links levelled reading materials (Facilitator and Student packages) and Read-Aloud materials (Facilitator and Student packages).

The Key Links levelled readers, Read-Aloud Book Package, and the Consumable Resource Package are all required for student work.

Teacher Resources

To obtain Teacher Resources, contact your SIS Administrator and order the resources through ADLC. Don't know who your SIS Administrator is? Contact Us

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Course Materials

Lesson Materials (Required)

Lesson materials are required for any course and can be purchased through ADLC.

Grade 1 English Language Arts Lesson Materials - Read Aloud Guide

Material Description
Each classic storybook has five lessons for the instructor to administer. These lessons highlight various literary concepts that are the strengths of the book being studied.
I'm taking the print course
$42
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC

Grade 1 English Read-Aloud Student Workbook

Material Description
This is the student work that goes with the lesson being taught about a particular classic storybook.
I'm taking the print course
$51
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC

Grade 1 English Read-Aloud Writing Traits

Material Description
Students learn 6 important writing traits to help them become more effective writers. They are conventions, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, ideas, and voice.
I'm taking the print course
$30
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC
  • Revision / Publication Date: January 2015

Textbooks (Required, purchase anywhere)

Textbooks are required in order to complete this course, however can be purchased outside of ADLC. See individual materials for suggestions on where to purchase.

Grade 1 English Levelled Reader Book Package

Material Description
Colour-coded, levelled reading program that places students at the reading level they are currently at, regardless of grade.  There are nine levels: Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Turquoise, Purple, Gold. See correlation chart under "Resources" side-bar to find out more.
I'm taking the print course
Additional Pricing Details

Refund: $213

$280
More Information:
  • Publisher: Abrams Learning Trends
  • Author / Editor: Jill Eggleton / Key Links Literacy

Grade 1 English Read-Aloud Book Package

I'm taking the print course
Additional Pricing Details

Refund: $88

$113
More Information:
  • Revision / Publication Date: January 2015

Other Materials (Optional)

Other Materials are normally optional to the success of completing your course. However certain optional materials are required to complete your course. See the individual materials to see which are required.

Grade 1 English Language Arts Consumable Resources Package

Material Description
Double-Sided Mag Write’N Wipe Board, Write & Wipe Marker- Colour- Set of 4, Magnetic Letters-Lower Case, Pocket Chart, Cursive Writing Sticker
I'm taking the print course
$75

Plaid Phonics Level A

Material Description
MCP Phonics Level A is the phonics resource more teachers turn to for providing students with the decoding skills they need. This level adds activities to develop spelling (encoding), recognizing words in context, and using phonics in word building and personal writing. (Description from Pearson Education Inc).
I'm taking the print course
$19
More Information:
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Inc.
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2011
  • ISBN: #978-1-4284-3092-1

My Writing Dictionary

Material Description
A coil-bound book where students will write, in alphabetical order, new words and meanings learned through lessons studied.
I'm taking the print course
$22
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC
  • Revision / Publication Date: January 2015

Minimum Material Costs

Print:$516
Online:N/A

Calculate your tuition

Tuition (Funded Student)

Print:$0
Online:N/A

Total

Print:$516
Online:N/A

Tuition (Unfunded Student)

Print:$550
Online:N/A

Total

Print:$1066
Online:N/A

For more information on Tuition, Fees and Funding visit: Tuition, Fees and Funding

Lesson Materials (Required)

Lesson materials are required for any course and can be purchased through ADLC.

Grade 1 English Language Arts Lesson Materials - Read Aloud Guide

Material Description
Each classic storybook has five lessons for the instructor to administer. These lessons highlight various literary concepts that are the strengths of the book being studied.
I'm taking the print course
$42
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC

Grade 1 English Read-Aloud Student Workbook

Material Description
This is the student work that goes with the lesson being taught about a particular classic storybook.
I'm taking the print course
$51
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC

Grade 1 English Read-Aloud Writing Traits

Material Description
Students learn 6 important writing traits to help them become more effective writers. They are conventions, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, ideas, and voice.
I'm taking the print course
$30
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC
  • Revision / Publication Date: January 2015

Textbooks (Required, purchase anywhere)

Textbooks are required in order to complete this course, however can be purchased outside of ADLC. See individual materials for suggestions on where to purchase.

Grade 1 English Levelled Reader Book Package

Material Description
Colour-coded, levelled reading program that places students at the reading level they are currently at, regardless of grade.  There are nine levels: Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Turquoise, Purple, Gold. See correlation chart under "Resources" side-bar to find out more.
I'm taking the print course
NFS
More Information:
  • Publisher: Abrams Learning Trends
  • Author / Editor: Jill Eggleton / Key Links Literacy

Grade 1 English Read-Aloud Book Package

I'm taking the print course
NFS
More Information:
  • Revision / Publication Date: January 2015

Other Materials (Optional)

Other Materials are normally optional to the success of completing your course. However certain optional materials are required to complete your course. See the individual materials to see which are required.

Grade 1 English Language Arts Consumable Resources Package

Material Description
Double-Sided Mag Write’N Wipe Board, Write & Wipe Marker- Colour- Set of 4, Magnetic Letters-Lower Case, Pocket Chart, Cursive Writing Sticker
I'm taking the print course
NFS

Plaid Phonics Level A

Material Description
MCP Phonics Level A is the phonics resource more teachers turn to for providing students with the decoding skills they need. This level adds activities to develop spelling (encoding), recognizing words in context, and using phonics in word building and personal writing. (Description from Pearson Education Inc).
I'm taking the print course
Additional Pricing Details

Optional purchasing suggestion: AbeBooks,

NFS
More Information:
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Inc.
  • Revision / Publication Date: 2011
  • ISBN: #978-1-4284-3092-1

My Writing Dictionary

Material Description
A coil-bound book where students will write, in alphabetical order, new words and meanings learned through lessons studied.
I'm taking the print course
$22
More Information:
  • Publisher: ADLC
  • Revision / Publication Date: January 2015

Minimum Material Costs

Print:$516
Online:$0

Calculate your tuition

Tuition (Funded Student)

Print:$0
Online:$0

Total

Print:$516
Online:$0

Tuition (Unfunded Student)

Print:$550
Online:$550

Total

Print:$1066
Online:$550

For more information on Tuition, Fees and Funding visit: Tuition, Fees and Funding