Rainforest – Your students will love learning about the rainforest and the animals found there while learning first grade phonics skills. This unit includes: books to use, 10 literacy center ideas, a 5 day writing activity where students learn about the layers of the rainforest. All ideas are aligned to the Common Core Standards.
Literacy Center Ideas Include:
~ Rainforest Poem – Phonics Search, Students will search the poem for blends, ee and ea words, and double endings sounds, includes a recording sheet
~ Long a Sort – 6 initial blends – two endings (_ain, _ay) Students will blend the sounds to create words, recording sheet included.
~ Long or Short a Words – 2 header cards, 8 short a cards, and 8 long a cards, and a recording sheet
~ SLOTH Word Wall Review – 2 types of recording sheets, one where students record 4 words found out the letters in SLOTH and one where they use the Word Wall to write a story about a sloth.
~ Vocabulary Cards- 8 animal cards
~ ABC Order Recording Sheet
~ True and False animals – 16 animals, 8 that live in the rainforest and 8 that do not live in the rainforest, includes a recording sheet.
~ Inflectional Endings- Drop the e – 6 cards that end in e, 6 cards that don’t, includes a recording sheet
~ Making Predictions – Teachers guide to where to stop when reading stories and two recording sheets.
~ Rainforest Bulletin Board Idea
~ 4 Day Writing Idea – Layers of the rainforest