• 1st Grade

    Grade Level Expectations For

    LES First Graders



    The South Carolina Read to Succeed Act became law in 2014. The intent of this law is to ensure all students have the reading skills necessary to become college and career ready. This law includes significant changes regarding promotion and retention of third grade students.


    Your child will be tested in the Fall and Spring of 2018-19 and these are the benchmark expectations:

    Benchmark expectations for our first graders using Fountas & Pinnell:

    Aug./Sept.- Level D

    Nov./Dec.- Level F

    Feb./Mar.- Level H

    May- Level J


    The Fountas & Pinnell Assessment was administered during the 2018-2019 school year to all students at Lugoff  in grades 1-3 in preparation for the new state law.

    (Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student’s independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.)  Heinemann 2017


    For more information visit: http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/bas/


    Lugoff Elementary’s Action Plan for students will include:


    1. Small group instruction in reading with flexible grouping
    2. Leveled classroom libraries
    3. School wide literacy room with leveled text
    4. 1st Grade leveled intervention groups
    5. School wide reading incentives
    6. “Count” on ~ reading buddies
    7. Power Word of the Week
    8. Literacy endorsements coursework for staff
    9. Support from school based Literacy Coach

    Lugoff  Elementary School

    994 Ridgeway Road

    Lugoff, SC 29078




    Principal-Dr. Melissa Lloyd

    Assistant Principal-Adele Dixon


    First Grade Teachers:

    Taylor Anderson

    Pam Britton

    Beth Kirincich

    April Owens

    Karissa Zaprazalka


    Literacy Coach/ Reading Interventionist :

    Hope Robinson