Reach for Reading
Unit 5 Week 3
A Bird Can Fly
Slither, Slide, Hop, and Run
Table of Contents:
Pg. 3-7 Science Vocabulary and Academic Vocabulary – copy pages A and B back to back – cut on the dotted lines and fold on the solid lines – draw a picture and write a sentence for each vocabulary word.
Pg. 8-11 Roll and Taboggan! – Roll the dice to see how many times to write each spelling word. Then group your spelling words and write them in the correct boxes on the left side of the paper. Three choices of lists: 1. The ten spelling words 2. The first four spelling words and the six high frequency words 3. All the spelling words and the high frequency words. The page with the 16 words has a page with boxes to copy onto the backside.
Pg. 12-13 Glide!– Color the bats depending on if they have “ai” or “ay”. Write the words into the correct boxes.
Pg. 14-17 Exclamation or Command – Copy pages A and B back to back. Fold on the solid line and cut on the dotted line. Read the sentences and write the ending marks on them. Cut out the sentences and glue them under the correct flaps.
Pg. 18-20 Contraction Surgery – Form a contraction by cutting out the letters that are not needed, adding a band-aid apostrophe, and gluing them correctly together in the box on the Contraction Surgery page.
Pg. 21-23 Categorize Details – copy pages A and B back to back. Fold on the solid line and cut on the dotted lines. Lift each flap and draw two animals for each category. Label them.
Pg. 24 My Animal. What it can do. What it can’t do. Label and draw your animal. Write what it can do and what it can’t do.
Pg. 25-30 If I moved like a penguin! – A fun writing and craft activity perfect for this time of the year. Copy the patterns onto the appropriate colored construction paper. Attach your writing page/pages to a piece of construction paper on the left. Add the penguin to the right side of the paper. Cut the body of the penguin and curl and glue it to form a tube. Attach the wings, stomach patch, eyes (I used wiggle eyes), beak, and feet. See example.
Pg. 31-37 Move! – A game that allows you to practice your high-frequency words. Glue the gameboard into a file folder and cut out the game pieces. The game pieces can be glued to cardstock and laminated for durability. See example. Put the playing cards face down in a pile. Choose an animal and put in on its matching start space. Take turns choosing a card and reading the word on the card. If you read the word correctly, move your animal ahead one space. If you choose a stop sign, you will lose your turn or have to go backwards. The first person to reach the finish line wins.
Pg. 38-40 Animal Charades – A fun game to play as a class to discuss different ways animals can move. You can run off on cardstock, cut out, and laminate for durability.
Pg. 41 Thanks and credits.