Reading Street Grade 1 features A Place to Play by Cynthia Chin-Lee which is in Unit 3 Week 1. These five hands-on and interactive activities enhance the key skills for this week’s lessons. Use these activities in your literacy centers with adult support or send black and white copies to parents for home support. Although I am not affiliated with this curriculum, my materials are designed to be used in conjunction with this series. A bookmark sheet with this week’s high frequency words is included.
Activity 1: That’s “Y”
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
6 character cards, 24 text with picture cards, 24 text only cards, skill page with directions, worksheet, teacher tip
Activity 2: Moving Day!
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text
14 comprehension cards plus 1 Team Talk card, with 14 picture cards, sequence worksheet
skill page with directions, teacher tip, answer key
Activity 3: Let’s Play!
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet with 27 text-based comprehension cards, skill page / directions, answer key
Activity 4: Where the Action Is
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences
25 sentence cards with 25 action pictures, skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip
Activity 5: Antonym Alley
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and
nuances in word meanings.
1 game sheet, 42 pairs of opposites, worksheet for game, skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip