Reading Street Grade 1 features Where Are My Animal Friends by William Chin which is in Unit 3 Week 6. 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: Leafing Through Comparisons
Identify frequently occurring root words and their inflectional forms.
1 game sheet for –er and –est, 21 multiple choice game cards, 20 sentence strips for completing sentences
skill page with directions, answer keys, and teacher tip
Activity 2: Flying South
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details
1 game poster, 18 story comprehension cards, 16 seasonal cards for drawing conclusions with associated pictures
skill page with directions, teacher tip, answer keys
Activity 3: Forest Friends
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet, 25 text-based comprehension cards and 1 Partner Chat card,
skill page / directions, answer key
Activity 4: The Long and the Short of It
CCSS.ELA-Literacy. L. 1.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
1 game poster, 15 pairs of contractions for “not” ( choice of colored clip art and black and white)
skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 5: Big Badge B-I-N-G-O
Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
4 B-I-N-G-O cards, 17 –dge cards, sheriff tokens for game, 2 additional game posters
skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip