This packet includes integrated literacy activities using the Common Core Standards. There is a strong focus on the use of non-fiction text and comparing non-fiction to fiction stories using the rollercoaster theme. The unit integrates balanced literacy strategies in both whole and small group learning activities. Activities have options for differentiation. Integrated center activities include: writing, math, science, social studies, technology, art, reading comprehension and reading fluency. Guided reading strategies are also included.