**These posters have been made to display the USA English Language Arts Common Core Standards in your classroom. Each domain and standard has been reworded into a smart goal and the success criteria are the standards needed to achieve it.
**Grade 1 Overview
The USA ELA Common Core Standards are divided into the strands of
- Speaking and Listening
- Reading: Text complexity and the growth of comprehension
**The Reading standards place equal emphasis on the sophistication of what students read and the skill with which they read.
**Writing: Text types, responding to reading, and research
The Standards acknowledge the fact that whereas some writing skills, such as the ability to plan, revise, edit, and publish, are applicable to many types of writing, other skills are more properly defined in terms of specific writing types: arguments, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives.
**Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration
Including but not limited to skills necessary for formal presentations, the Speaking and Listening standards require students to develop a range of broadly useful oral communication and interpersonal skills.
**The Language standards
Include the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English, but they also approach language as a matter of craft and informed choice among alternatives.