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This unit is packed with engaging and purposeful literacy activities for first and second graders. Most activities have more than one option so it can meet the needs of a diverse group of ability levels.
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~Adaptation of the Gingerbread Man Story (with Venn diagram, comprehension questions, and writing comparison activity)
~3 Reading Passages: each with 3 reading levels and comprehension question with close reading.
~2 Read, Think, Match
~2 Read, Visualize Draw
~2 Read and Sequence
~Rebuild a poem (one for beginning readers and one for more advanced readers): Original poem, sentence strips, and student sheet
~Baking up Words: several options for this center (making words with ai, short i, oo by adding consonants OR changing the vowel in the middle)
~Gumdrop sort: sorting long and short vowel pictures
~Blend the Batter: Matching word parts to make words (several options to vary difficulty)
~Frost the Cookies: Match consonant blends with word endings OR match word to suffixes.
~Cookie Jar Sort: Sorting sounds of y (long e or long i)
~Ginger Sound Count: counting phonemes
~Rhyme Match: matching word to picture or word to word
~Syllable match: match two parts to make 2-syllable words
~Silent e (Bossy Ginger e)
~Sentence scramblers (4)
~Super sentence (build sentences)
~Sentence Enders (statement or question)
~Fill a sentence (choose the correct preposition)
~opinion writing (3 prompts)
~story retell (with planning page)
~Graphic organizer to use with any Gingerbread Story OR for a pre-writing activity.