Gus Takes the Train
Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 5
Common Core Aligned
Created and tested by a first grade teacher.
Pg. 3 Help Gus Fill the Cups – color the cups depending on the ending sound – then write the spelling words in the boxes with the matching shapes.
Pg. 4 Buggy Antonyms – match the opposites by putting the bugs in the correct train windows.
Pg. 5 What’s in the Bag? - find and color the spelling words that are in the bag
Pg. 6 My Book of Settings - fold the book -design and color each setting for Gus – different settings are beach, jungle, and the city
Pg. 7-9 Story Structure – copy back to back – cut on dotted lines – flip up the flap and answer the questions about Gus Takes the Train
Pg. 10-11 Story Structure Train – plot – write the beginning, middle, and end of Gus Takes the Train
Pg. 12 Zoo Adjectives – use the adjectives for “how many” and “color” to draw the animals in each box
Pg. 13-23 – writing and craft project – three writing choices – Gus Takes the ____ (decide what type of transportation Gus will use and tell about his trip), Gus Takes a Trip to the ____ (decide where Gus goes – can use setting book for ideas), A Day at the Zoo for Gus (write about what Gus did at the zoo) – create cat craft to display writing upon
Pg. 24-28 All Aboard! – Place the word cards face down in a pile – take turns picking a card and reading it – if you find a match on your train, put the passenger on your train – if you pick up a card and read a word and you already have that passenger on your train, put it back in the pile and skip your turn. The first player to fill up his or her train wins! up to four players can play – can be laminated
Pg. 29 Thanks and Credits