This Focus Wall includes examples of all the target skills taught in Theme 8 of Houghton Mifflin Reading, First Grade. Each week display the pages for that week on a bulletin board. This Focus Wall board will help you introduce the skills and stays up all week as a reference for the students. It’s a quick, easy way to display important information such as spelling and vocabulary words and as a quick reference for phonics skills. Topics such as vocabulary and grammar have two pages per topic. The first page is already filled in for you to display as is. The second copy is blank for you to fill out with your students as you introduce the skill.
On Monday mornings it becomes a gathering spot for children and by mid week you’ll hear “I knew that, it was on the focus wall!” This packet includes all three weeks of Theme 8. Each week has a page for the following skills: phonics, sight words, reading comprehension, vocabulary and a display for all the stories read that week.