Reading Street Grade 1 which features The Big Blue Ox by Susan Stevens Crummel which is in Unit 1 Week 3. These six hands-on and interactive activities enhance the key skills for this week’s lessons. Use these activities in your literacy centers or send home for additional practice. Although I am not affiliated with curriculum, my materials are designed to be used in conjunction with this series.
Activity 1: Fishy Words
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2b and RF.1.3.b
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words
2 game sheets, 15 onset cards and 8 rimes,25 fish cards for blending/decoding, 1 worksheet
skill/directions, lesson plan card, answer key
Activity 2: What An Animal!
Produce and expand complete simple declarative, interrogative sentences in response to prompts
20 clozure sentences with 20 animal pictures, , skill/directions, lesson plan card/teacher tip
Activity 3: A Hard Day’s Work
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events
1 game sheet, 30 test-based comprehension cards, skill/directions/answer key, Teacher Tip, lesson plan card
Activity 4: Roll a Rhyme
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers,
and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
6 rhyming squares for game and 6 rhyming text/picture prompts for writing activity,
skill/directions/teacher tip, lesson plan card
Activity 5: What’s Cooking?
Use frequently occurring adjectives
Synonym game, 1 worksheet, skill/directions, lesson plan card
Activity 6: Say Yes To the /s/
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
2 game posters with 48 game cards, skill/directions, lesson plan card, Teacher Tip