Reading Street Grade 1 Review features The Big Top by Molly O’Keefe which is Week 4 in the series. These five hands-on and interactive activities enhance the key skills for this week’s lessons. Use these activities in your literacy centers or send them home for additional practice. Although I am not affiliated with this curriculum,
my materials are designed to be used in conjunction with this series.
Activity 1: Going Buggy Over Sounds
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
1 game sheets, 36 game cards for /l/ h/ and /d/, 1 worksheet , skill/direction card,
Activity 2: A Perfect Picnic
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
24 comprehension cards, game spinner sheet, picnic food cards, skill/direction/teacher tip
Activity 3: Can You Top That?
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events
1 game sheet, 24 test-based comprehension cards, skill/directions/answer key, Teacher Tip
Activity 4: Sentence Scoot
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences
20 clozure sentences for nouns/verbs, 1 recording sheet, skill/directions/teacher tip
Activity 5: Hop, Frog, Hop!
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
5 lily pads programmed with short /o/, 14 consonant & blend frog cards, recording sheet, skill/directions, teacher tip