1st Grade

1st grade lesson plans, slideshows, and other resources for the EL Education curriculum

Math resources, lesson plans and curricular support for 1st grade

Science resources, including support for FOSS

Assessment materials, 

i-Ready guides and SIPPS support

Assessments, plans,  and resources for the Benchmark curriculum

EL Education is the provider of the new ELA curriculum that has been adopted by OUSD for grades K-5, starting in the 2021-22 school year.* The curriculum is standards-based, and relies heavily on fiction and nonfiction trade books. OUSD teachers can find EL Education materials and lesson plans at EL Ed Central.  

* OUSD Dual Language schools use the Benchmark Education curriculum for language instruction.

Module 1

Tools and Work

Why do we need tools? How do habits of character help us do work? How do we create a magnificent thing?

Module 2

The Sun, Moon, and Stars

Why do authors write about the sun, moon, and stars? What patterns can we observe in the sky? How do authors use their knowledge and observations to write a story? 

Module 3

Birds' Amazing Bodies

What makes a bird a bird? How do birds use their body parts to survive? How do we build our research skills and share our learning?

Module 4

Caring for Birds

Why should we care about birds?How do characters in stories help care for birds?Why do people have different opinions about birds? How can people care for birds so they can live and grow?

Eureka Math2 (Eureka Math "Squared")   is the adopted OUSD curriculum for elementary schools.  The curriculum is aligned to California Common Core standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade.


Module 1

Counting, Comparison and Addition

Module 2

Addition and Subtraction Relationships


Module 3
Properties of Operations to Make Easier Problems

Module 4

Comparison and  Composition of Length Measurements


Module 5
Place Value Concepts to Compare, Add, and Subtract

Module  6
Attributes of Shapes | Advancing  Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction

For elementary science instruction, OUSD uses FOSS (Full Option Science System), a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. This curriculum emphasizes hands-on activities and is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The order of the three modules varies from school to school, depending on the rotation of physical science kits at each school site.

Physical Science

Sound and Light

How do sound and light interact with objects?


Earth Science

Air and Weather

What is all around us?

What do we observe in the sky above us?


Life Science

Plants and Animals

How do young plants and animals survive in their habitats?


1st Grade Academic Milestones (for families)

Milestones_1st Grade.pdf