This is the unit I start my year of with in reading. I use this while also introducing the Daily 5. I use all the comprehension connections with reading throughout the entire year. You will find a list of wordless books I use, graphic organizers, foldables, bookmarks, interactive notebook activities, and bulletin board/hallway display ideas. I included an assortment of ways to work with metacognitive thinking stems so that the kids were able to practice in many different ways. I hope you find this useful.