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Introduction

Butterfly book one is the only syllabus book in Pakistan that promotes life skills. Each chapter is carefully designed to enhance one skill at a time. The skills children learn through this book are:

  1. Self esteem
  2. Team work
  3. Problem solving
  4. Cooperation
  5. Decision making
  6. Sharing

All these life skills are developed through some very inspiring materials that come from Quran and the stories of real life heroes.

Butterfly and friends is the only grade one English syllabus book in Pakistan that meets international standards of education and incorporates Muslim values as well. Its the only grade one English language book that is based on four language crafts. The crafts included in this book are:

  1. Poem
  2. Essay
  3. Story
  4. Diary

Each chapter of the book covers one craft. Children first read a craft and then practice writing the same craft with the help of activities and worksheets provided at the end of that chapter.

This book covers all the concepts of grammar that children must know at this stage. Some of the grammar concepts that children get to practice in this book are: punctuation, root words, nouns and adjectives. The book helps children practice all four areas of language development (listening, speaking, reading and writing.)

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 1 (English)

Students should be able to:

S.No.TargetsChapters
1.Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

 

The House of Allah

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
 

The House of Allah

The Ark

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
 

My Friend the Sun

2.Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.6
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
 

All chapters cover

 

3.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

 

 

 

Most chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.9
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
 

My Friend the Sun

 

4.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.10
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

 

 

All chapters cover

 

5.

Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.1
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
     All chapters cover

 

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.3
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
    

  My Friend the Sun

 

6.

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

 

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.6
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
 

 

All chapters cover

 

7.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.7
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.8
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
 

The House of Allah

The Ark

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.9
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
 

The House of Allah

The Ark

 

8.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.10
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

 

 

 

 

All chapters cover

9.Reading: Foundational Skills

Print Concepts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1.A
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

 

 

The House of Allah

Cat and Mouse

10.Fluency:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.A
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.B
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.C
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
 

All chapters cover

 

11.

Reading: Writing

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

 

 

 

Most chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
 

Most chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
 

Most chapters cover

 

12.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

 

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.6
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
 

All chapters cover

 

13.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

 

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
 

All chapters cover

14.Reading: Speaking & Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

 

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1.A
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1.B
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1.C
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.2
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.3
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
 

All chapters cover

15.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

 

 

 

 

All chapters cover

 

16.

Language:

Conventions of Standard English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.B
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
 

Most chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.C
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).
 

How Can I get there?

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F
Use frequently occurring adjectives.
All chapters cover
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
 

Most chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.B
Use end punctuation for sentences.
 

The House of Allah

 

17.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

 

 

 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4.A
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4.C
Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g. Looks, looked, looking).
 

Night Guest at Maria’s House

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
 

All chapters cover

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.A
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
 

The Cow

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.C
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
 

The Ark