This PPT contains "Foucs Boards," or "Concept Boards" for ALL 36 stories in the first grade Reading Street 2013 Common Core Edition. The focus boards contain a place for your students to respond to the weekly discussion question using words or pictures, as well as a spot to formatively assess every targeted skill for the week. Print each focus board as a two-sided handout and the students can write on the focus board, and review learning targets daily throughout the week that each story is taught. Students may also add to their own concept map daily to communicate their background knowledge, and add to their understanding of the weekly Big Question. I project the focus board on my Smartboard daily so that we can add to the concept map during daily whole group instruction.