Thank you for purchasing Reading Street Grade 1 which features I am a Caterpillar by Jean Marzolla which is in Unit 3 Week 5. 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: Home Tweet Home
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
3 poster game sheets for ir, er, and ur words, 18 sentence clozure cards, 1 worksheet
skill page with directions, answer keys for game and worksheet
Activity 2: Backyard Job
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details
1 fact vs. opinion poster, 18 story comprehension cards with game poster sheet,
24 fact /opinion cards with poster
skill page with directions, teacher tip, worksheet, answer keys for comprehension game, F/O cards, worksheet
Activity 3: Time For a Change
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet, 29 text-based comprehension cards, Caterpillar Life Cycle Wheel
skill page / directions, answer key
Activity 4: Caterpillar Contractions
Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
18 pairs of words /contractions, 1 worksheet
skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 5: Caterpillar Cash
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
20 verbs cards for game (4 each of is, are, am, was, were), 5 caterpillar cards
skill page with directions, answer key