One Green (1G)

What is a 1G Reader?

1G readers will know and use 25-85 very high-frequency sight words as a reliable and familiar support framework when reading. They will be able to read these words in books they have never seen before and out of context (lists, flash cards, etc.) at Flash Speed. These Power Words provide “islands of certainty” from which emergent readers can navigate the unknown. Although there are other skills involved with success at 1G, the acquisition of a bank of sight words is fundamental. The combined sight words in 1G and 2G make up 50% of all adult and student writing. They will use these words at the Blue levels as a foundation for learning the basic vowel patterns.

Key Common Core State Standards

Foundational Skills
Read common high-frequency words by sight (the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do).
Power Words
The 60 Power Words on the back of the 1G Skills Card are the highest-frequency sight words. These words make up more than one-third of the words used in English text. (The combined sight words in 1G and 2G make up 50% of all adult and student writing.)

Major Characteristics of a 1G Book

Simple sentences with picture and pattern support. Uses first 50 sight words.

Formative Assessment for Teaching and Learning

The IRLA includes every Common Core State Standard for Reading, both in literature and informational text, as well as those Language standards key to reading success

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