Reading Street Grade 1 features The Class Pet by Nicole L. Shields which is in Unit 3 Week 3. 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 or 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 Pocketful of Plurals and Pencil Me In
Read words with inflectional endings.
2 game sheets, 22 plural cards, 24 verb cards, plural and verb pockets, skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 2: The Bear Facts ( but what’s your opinion?)
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details
1 fact vs. opinion poster, 12 comprehension cards, 18 fact /opinion cards, skill page with directions, teacher tip, answer key
Activity 3: Teacher’s Pet
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet, 25 text-based comprehension cards, worksheet
skill page / directions, answer key
Activity 4: Sentence Scramble
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
Parts of speech cards (nouns, verbs, prepositional phrases) to create sentences, envelope labels, worksheet
skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 5: Scoot Into Action!
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
18 “scoot” cards for –or and –ore word substitution, recording sheet, worksheet
skill page with directions, answer key