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First Grade CCSS & “I Can” Checklists

These 1st Grade “I Can” Checklists are designed to easily track standards taught in the classroom.

1st grade I can checklists

This is another free “I Can” Common Core resource from The Curriculum Corner.

Add these 1st grade I Can checklists to your collection of standards resources.

Our common core standards checklists are just what you need to help you keep track of the standards taught in your classroom. 

How can these checklists help me?

Use these to make sure you are addressing all that you need to teach throughout the course of the school year.  

Keep track of when you have introduced, retaught and assessed each indicator.  

One important part of the common core are the anchor standards that carry through from kindergarten to high school.  These have been included with each language arts checklist so that you don’t lose sight of your essential goals for teaching and learning.

1st Grade "I Can" Checklists

***Please keep in mind that these checklists are more to be used as a system of checks and balances in your teaching for the year and not so much a “check off” sheet for these indicators to be checked and thought of as “done”.  You will be teaching so many of these concepts during your small groups and one-on-one conferencing each and every day.

The checklists are available in two formats:

  • an editable Excel spreadsheet where you can type your dates and/or notes in the boxes
  • printable PDF for writing in your info

**Note – you may have to play around with your margins to get them to print just the way you want them.

The first two resources are the more in depth explanatory standards provided on  You may want to print them and keep them in the front of a data binder for reference.

The first set of checklists have been created using the CCSS as they are found on and a second resource has been created using the I Can statements we created.

Choose whichever suits your needs the best!

1st Grade I Can Checklists

CCSS Reading Anchor Standards                 CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice

First Grade CCSS Checklist for ELA (Editable Excel)              PDF

First Grade CCSS Checklist for Math (Editable Excel)           PDF

First Grade CCSS “I Can” Checklist for ELA (Editable Excel)            PDF

First Grade CCSS “I Can” Checklist for Math (Editable Excel)         PDF

Looking for additional “I Can” resources? Start here:

I Can Common Core Statements

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Friday 12th of February 2016

This is a huge help----thank you so much! You rock!

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Tuesday 5th of January 2016

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Samantha Sego

Monday 4th of January 2016

Do you have anything like this for 1st grade that is for the other disciplines? Science, Social Studies etc?

Jill & Cathy

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Sorry Samantha, but we only created "I Can" statements for the national set of standards found at (Common Core).

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Tuesday 29th of December 2015

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Sunday 26th of July 2015

These are fantastic!!! Thanks for all your hard work!! Are you still working on the 7th and 8th grades? I am a sped teacher and these will allow me to help my students more effectively!!