EXAM STUDY GUIDE

GRADE 1 FINAL EXAMS

Exam Schedule:


FRIDAY, MAY 26 - READING


MONDAY, MAY 29 - SPELLING & BIBLE


TUESDAY, MAY 30 - PHONICS


WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 - MATH


THURSDAY, JUNE 1 - SOCIAL SCIENCE

SPELLING WORDS FOR EXAM

Spelling:

now found cow out owl play rain grain pain show house wood ouch gown town brook hook snow blew soup noon toad boat stay may bark art jar third fern grow shook zoo yarn

READING


Students should review the following information:

Comprehension – Students should be able to read a passage and answer questions about what they read.

Characters – They are the people and animals in a story.

Compare & Contrast - Compare means how something is the same or similar. How is a pencil and a piece of chalk the same? You use them both to write with.

Contrast – How something is different. How is a pencil and a piece of chalk different? You use a pencil to write on paper. You use chalk to write on a chalkboard.

Sequence of Events - The sequence of events tells about things in the order they happen in the story. Think about what happens first, next, and last as you read.

Plot – The events that make up a story are called the plot. The plot is often about a problem in a story and how the characters solve it.

Setting – The setting is when and where a story takes place. Does the story happen during the day, at night or both?

Details – Details gives you information to help you picture the person, animal, place, or thing in your mind.

Words to know

talk – If you speak, it means you talk.

want – Want is the opposite of need.

more – The opposite of less is more.

work – Something that is a job is work.

laugh – A joke will make you laugh.

nothing – At first nothing fit, but he finished the puzzle.

boy – The boy teaches his sister to read.

great – If something is great, it is very, very good.

father – My father teaches me how to swim.

together – The baby can clap her hands together now.

MATH

· Telling Time

· Units of Measure:

1 foot = 12 inches 1 gallon = 4 quarts

1 pound = 16 ounces 1 yard = 3 feet

1 pint = 2 cups 1 dozen things = 12 things

· Fractions – One Half, One Third, One Fourth

· Counting by 2’s and 3’s

· Counting Coins

· Greater Than/Less Than

· Addition and Subtraction

· Temperature

· Place Value

· Measuring with a Ruler

· Even and Odd Numbers

Science

Social Science:

Discovering God’s World:

- Plants (pgs. 98 –109)

- Seasons (pgs. 110 – 121)

Primary Social Studies:

- All About Me (pgs. 2 – 3)

- My Country (pg. 6)

- Respect Others/Being Helpful to Visitors (pgs. 14 – 15)

- School Rules (pg. 38)

- The Name of Your School (pg. 39)

Health, Safety and Manners:

- Eating Good Foods (pgs. 6 -10)

- Exercising Each Day (pgs. 11 – 14)

- Safety on the Playground (pg. 50)

- Safety on the Water (pgs. 51 – 52)

- Safety in a Storm (pgs. 53 – 54)

- Good Manners at Home (pgs. 59 – 61)

- Good Manners at Church (pg. 65)

- Good Manners at School (pgs. 62 – 64)

Phonics

Phonics:

• Vowels

• Blends

• Syllables

• A-B-C Order

• Compound Words

• Punctuation (includes the use of capitals and periods/question marks where needed)

• Forming simple sentences that tells about pictures

• Special Sounds Charts 6-13 (Page 156 in the Handbook for Reading)

• Identifying root words, suffixes and prefixes

• Adding Suffixes (ed, -er, -est, -ing) to root words to make a new word

1) When a root word ends with one consonant and the vowel is short, double the consonant before adding a suffix beginning with a vowel.

2) When a root word ends with a silent ‘e’, the ‘e’ is usually dropped before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.

3) When a root word ends with a ‘y’, and the suffix begins with an ‘e’, change the ‘y’ to ‘i’ before adding the suffix.

• Homonyms (words that sound alike but have different meanings)

BIBLE

A miracle is something that only God can do. Jesus performed miracles to help people grow in faith and to prove that he is God.

Feeding of the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21):

Jesus healed the sick and taught the crowds. The disciples wanted Jesus to send the people away because there was no food. Jesus challenged the disciples to feed the crowds as a test of their faith. A little boy shared his small lunch of five barley loaves and two fish to help feed the crowd. Jesus blessed the food and gave glory to God.

Miracles: Jesus healed the sick; Jesus multiplied the food.

Elijah and the Widow (1 Kings 17:1-24):

Elijah told King Ahab that if he did not stop worshipping Baal, there would be a drought (no rain or dew) until the Lord commanded it. God directed Elijah to the starving widow who showed hospitality (kindness). The widow showed she relied and trusted God when she shared her food with Elijah. The letters F.R.O.G. stand for Fully Relying On God.

Miracles: God provided oil and flour until the rains returned; God used Elijah to raise the widow’s son from the dead.

Elijah Opposes the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:1-45):

Elijah confronted King Ahab for worshipping Baal, a false god. Elijah blamed King Ahab for the drought. Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest to prove that God is the one, true God. Nothing happened when the 450 prophets of Baal called for fire to come burn their offering. Elijah dug a trench, poured four water pots over his offering, and prayed. Elijah was a true prophet of God. When Elijah prayed, God sent fire.

Miracle: God burned up the offering, the altar, the water, and the rocks.

Gideon’s Brave Army (Judges 6: 7-80):

Gideon was called by God to lead his people and overtake the Midianites. God promised to save the people from their enemies with only 300 men.

Gideon followed God’s instructions and went to battle against a much larger enemy army. Gideon and his army carried trumpets of ram’s horns, torches and clay jars. God can use anyone to do His work, no matter what his or her age.

The Lord will give you strength and show you the right way to go.

Miracle: Gideon’s army overcame the Midianites with just 300 men.

The Ten Commandments:

Moses went up on Mount Sinai to meet God. He stayed for 40 days. God gave Moses Ten Commandments to show us the right way to live.

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

5. Honor thy father and thy mother.

6. Thou shalt not kill.

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

8. Thou shalt not steal.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

10. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s house.

Memory Verse: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. - Psalm 119:11

God’s Written Word/Sharing God’s Word:

The Bible is a special Gift from God. The Bible is God’s Word. It helps us to know God. The Bible is divided into two main parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. The Bible contains 66 books in all. Jesus went to the synagogue to worship and read God’s Word. He read from the book of Isaiah. Jesus told the people that he was reading about himself, the coming Messiah. God’s word is true and it will last forever.