1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 6: Common Core, Depth & Complexity,& Daily 5

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Are you wondering how to teach the Common Core standards with your old Houghton Mifflin series? Then this product is PERFECT for you!

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 teacher read aloud 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 6 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
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2

Week 1 Stories:

Fox, Alligator, and Rabbit
The Sleeping Pig

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Story Structure Thinking Map CCSS RL1.3
- ABC Order CCSS RI1.5
- Naming Words: People and Animal Sort CCSS L1.1B
- Compare and Contrast: Two Stories CCSS RL1.9
- Vocabulary: Fruits and Veggie Thinking Map CCSS L1.5A
- Know Your Fruits and Vegetables CCSS L1.5A
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, Rabbit is smart/not smart because… CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, the cricket is_____because… CCSS W1.1

Week 2 Stories:

Tiger and Anansi
EEK! There’s a Mouse in the House

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Questions: Teacher Guided CCSS L1.2B
- Noting Details CCSS RI1.2
- A Time to Rhyme CCSS L1.2D
- Compare and Contrast: Anansi and Tiger CCSS RL1.9
- Naming Words: Things and Places Sort CCSS L1.1B
- Asking Questions CCSS L1.2B
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, Snake is…. CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: I think mice are …. CCSS W1.1

Week 3 Stories:

Life in a Rainforest
Red-Eyed Tree Frog

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Making Predictions CCSS RI1.7
- Building Background: Life in the Rainforest Class Circle Map
- What Do You Think? Predict/Infer CCSS RI1.7
- Compare and Contrast: Toad and Red-Eyed Tree Frog CCSS RL1.9
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2
- Diagram: Parts of the Body CCSS RI1.5
- Plurals: More Than One CCSS L1.1C
- Verbs: Search and Draw CCSS L1.1E
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, I would like to/not like to visit the rainforest… CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, red-eye tree frogs are_______ because…. W1.1

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

**Please download the preview for full page samples

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 4: Family and Friends
Theme 5: Home Sweet Home
Theme 8: Our Earth

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1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 6: Common Core, Depth & C
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1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 6: Common Core, Depth & C
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