Reading Street Grade 1 features Honey Bees by Jesus Cervantes which is in Unit 2 Week 6. 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: A Hive of Activity
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
39 honeycomb cards, 5 bee characters, skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 2: The Ants Go Marching
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
1 poster game sheet, 23 comprehension cards, 4 ant characters, 2 Venn Diagrams for comparing/contrasting
skill page with directions, teacher tip, answer key
Activity 3: Busy Bees
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet with 29 text-based comprehension cards, bee cards/hive, skill page / directions, answer key and teacher tip
Activity 4: Nouns All Around Us Hide and Seek
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns
1 game sheet, 24 noun cards and sentence strips, skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip
Activity 5: Beary Sweet Antonyms
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and
nuances in word meanings.
28 game cards, skill page with directions, answer key