1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 4: Common Core, Depth & Complexity,& Daily 5

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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, blackline 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’ve also added blackline 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 4 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:

An Egg Is An Egg
Who’s In A Family?

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Drawing Conclusions CCSS RI1.1
- Contraction Puzzle CCSS L1.1
- Contraction Thinking Maps CCSS L1.1
- Naming Part/Telling Part CCSS RF1.1A
- Silly Sentences CCSS RF1.1A
- Developing Vocabulary: Family Words CCSS L1.4
- Opinion Writing: In my Opinion, change is good/bad because…. CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my Opinion, having a pet in the family is… CCSS W1.1

Week 2 Stories:

The Secret Code
The Best Pet

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Evaluate: Story Report Card CCSS RL1.3
- Developing Vocabulary: Sensory Words CCSS RL1.4
- Compare and Contrast: Oscar’s Book vs. Lucy’s Book CCSS RL1.9
- I’m Just Sayin’: Telling Sentences CCSS RF1.1A
- Developing Vocabulary: Words and Symbols On Signs CCSS L1.4
- Compare and Contrast: The Best Pet vs.The Secret Code CCSS RL1.9
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, Oscar is …. CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, being blind would be …. CCSS W1.1

Week 3 Stories:

Caribbean Dream
Bud’s Day Out

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Caribbean Kids Thinking Map CCSS R1.7
- Monitor and Clarify Teacher Guided Questions CCSS RI1.4
- What Do You Do? Sequencing Activity CCSS RI1.2
- Story Sequencing Activity CCSS RL1.7
- Developing Vocabulary: Question Words CCSS L1.2B
- Question Words Thinking Map CCSS L1.2B
- Asking Sentences CCSS RF1.1A
- Interview a Friend CCSS W1.8, SL1.6
- Opinion Writing: In my Opinion, I think living in the Caribbean would be…. 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.

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 5: Home Sweet Home
Theme 6: Animal Adventures
Theme 8: Our Earth
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