Reading Street Grade 1 features Life in the Forest by Claire Daniel which is in Unit 2 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 vocabulary words is included.
Activity 1: Phonics in the Forest
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
3 Bingo game sheets with 12 cards, 1 label for game storage,1worksheet, skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 2: Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
1 poster game sheet with 16 comprehension cards, writing activity, skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 3: Forest Friends
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet with 27 text-based comprehension cards, skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 4: Tracking Down Nouns
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).
2 poster game sheets for singular/plural nouns, 27 game cards, worksheet
skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip
Activity 5: Buzzing With Action
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future
1 game poster for –ed rule, 3 poster sheets for game, 24 color-coded verbs and sentence strips
skill page with directions, teacher tip