1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 8: Common Core, Depth&Complexity& Daily Centers

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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 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 8 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:
Eight Years Old and Going Strong
The Forest

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Classify and Categorize Thinking Map CCSS RI1.2
- Summarize with Depth and Complexity CCSS RI1.2
- What They Saw Thinking Maps CCSS L1.5A
- Plurals: Adding s to Make More CCSS L1.1C
- Plurals: Write and Draw CCSS L1.1C
- Take Action: Silly Sentences CCSS L1.1E
- Compound word cards and recording sheet
- Compound Words Craftivity
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, I would/would not like to be in the Earth Savers Club because… CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, the best part of their trip to the forest was … CCSS W1.1


Week 2 Stories:
The Ant and the Chrysalis
Butterfly

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Topic, Main Idea, Details with Depth and Complexity CCSS RI1.2
- Evaluate The Story CCSS RL1.4
- The Way I see It: Multiple Perspectives CCSS RL1.9
- Language of the Discipline: Talk like a Lepidopterist
CCSS L1.5B
- Evaluate: Author’s Report Card CCSS RL1.4
- What’s Happening Now: Present Tense Verbs CCSS L1.1E
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, being an ant/a butterfly is better because... CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, butterflies are ….CCSS W1.1


Week 3 Stories:
Paul Bunyan
Johnny Appleseed

- Words to Know Cards CCSS L1.4
- Predict /Infer CCSS RL1.1, RL1.3
- Drawing Conclusions: Is Paul Bunyan Real? CCSS RL1.3
- What Do You Think? Predict/Infer CCSS RI1.7
- Drawing Conclusions: Johnny Appleseed CCSS RL1.2
- Skip and Scan (Differentiated) CCSS RL1.2
- In the End: Base endings CCSS L1.4C
- Action Words: Making It Better CCSS L1.5D
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, being 20 feet tall would be … CCSS W1.1
- Opinion Writing: In my opinion, Johnny Appleseed is a
_________ person 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.

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


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1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 8: Common Core, Depth&Com
1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 8: Common Core, Depth&Com
1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 8: Common Core, Depth&Com
1st Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 8: Common Core, Depth&Com