1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2

1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
1st Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
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1st Grade HM BUNDLE for THEMES 1-5


I've created these units for 2nd Grade. This year I am teaching a 1/2 combo and have had so many requests to create these for 1st grade. I hope that you enjoy these and find them useful!

I created this VERY DETAILED and FANTASTIC EDITABLE resource out of my own needs to align the Common Core with my ELA curriculum. This unit is PACKED with many fun activities, graphic organizers, games, Daily Literacy activities, black line masters, and blank worksheets to tailor them to the needs of your own classroom. Worksheets are Common Core aligned with standards listed on the first pages of the file. Each big book story has an opinion writing activity at the end as well as a connection to the text (text to text, text to self, text to world). Each story also has a sequencing activity.
There are worksheets that require students to answer questions by citing the evidence from the text. I also added Depth and Complexity icons on worksheets for higher level learning.

This unit is separated by stories and their skills. I have also added black line masters for all the Thinking Maps used in the resource.

This unit was created for 1st grade but there are PLENTY of resources that can be used for other grades. Please download the preview for an overview of the unit and full page previews.

Below is everything that is included in this Theme 2 unit:
ALL stories include:
- Focus wall Labels
- Vocabulary Word and Picture Cards CCSS RF1.4
- Story High Frequency Word (HFW) Cards CCSS RF2.4
- Vocabulary Word Tree Map Activity CCSS RF1.4
- Comprehension Skill Graphic Organizer
- Phonics Skills Graphic Organizers CCSS RF2.3a,e
- Phonics Focus: Read, Find, and Color Activity CCSS RF2.4
- Phonics Focus: Write and Match Activity CCSS RF1.2c
- High Frequency Word Spinner CCSS RF2.4
- High Frequency Word Practice and Trace CCSS RF2.4
- High Frequency Word Guess My Word CCSS RF2.4
- Grammar and Word Skills (see each story for details)
- Making Connections: Connecting Text to Text,
Text to World, and Text to Self
- Story Sequencing Activity and Thinking Map CCSS RL1.3
- Opinion Writing Activity CCSS W1.1
- Somebody, Wanted, But, So Summary CCSS RL1.3
- Teacher “Cheat Sheets”
- Describing Our Character Bubble Map (Differentiated)
With and Without Text Dependent Page #s. CCSS RL1.7

Week 1 Stories:
To Be A Kid
The Box
Wigs in a Box

- Words to Know Cards CCSS RF1.4
- Noting Details: To Be a Kid Teacher
- and student chart CCSS RI1.2
- Capitalizing Names CCSS L1.2
- Number Words CCSS RF1.3g
- Read and Color Number Names Activity CCSS RF1.3g
- Story Comprehension Activity: What Can Fit In The Box? CCSS RL1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my Opinion, being a kid is…. CCSS W1.1


Week 2 Stories:
Minerva Louise at School
What Can a Vet Do?
Hot Fox Soup

- Words to Know Cards CCSS RF1.4
- Monitor and Clarify Teacher
- Guided Question Sheet CCSS RL1.1
- Fantasy/Realism Tree Map and Activity with Text Evidence CCSS Rl1.9
- Compare and Contrast: Minerva Louise and a Real Hen CCSS RL1.9
- Minerva Analogy Bridge Map CCSS RL1.3
- Text Connection Bridge Map
- Antonyms CCSS L1.5
- Patterns Help Us Learn
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, Minerva Louise is a …. CCSS W1.1


Week 3 Stories:
Jasper’s Beanstalk
A Hut for Zig Bug
The Rope Tug

- Words to Know Cards CCSS RF1.4
- Story Structure Tree Map CCSS RL1.3
- Summarizing Activities CCSS W1.3
- Calendar Activity: What Day Is It? CCSS L1.2a
- Verbs Worksheet and Charades Activity Cards CCSS L1.2e
- Homograph Cards CCSS L1.4
- Opinion Writing: In my Opinion, Jasper should…. CCSS W1.1

Blackline Masters for ALL organizers
Blank worksheets to tailor to your own class needs.

**PLEASE download the preview for full page samples. :)

Because of the size of this unit, it is in a zip file. If you are having problems unzipping this file, I would be more than happy to help.

I hope that this resource will make your school year so much easier the way it has for my colleagues and me.

Blessings,
Angela Linzay

** This resource is in no way affiliated or endorsed by The Daily 5 and/or the 2 Sisters. Activities in this unit are suggested activities that can be used as part of The Daily 5 program. Purchasing The Daily 5 book is suggested.

You may also like the other themes:


Theme 1: All Together Now
Theme 2: Surprise!
Theme 3: Let’s Look Around!
Theme 4: Family and Friends
Theme 5: Home Sweet Home
Theme 6: Animal Adventures
Theme 7: We Can Work It Out!
Theme 8: Our Earth
Theme 9: Special Friends
Theme 10 We Can Do It!: Special Friends


****Save BIG with BUNDLES!!!****
Bundle for Themes 1-5
Bundle for Themes 6-10
MEGA BUNDLE EVERYTHING FOR THE YEAR: THEMES 1-10

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