Rooted in Reading 1st Grade November Lessons | Comprehension | Grammar | Phonics

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  1. Calling all 1st Grade Teachers who are ready to TRANSFORM their ELA block!  Rooted in Reading for 1st Grade gives you everything you need to facilitate a love of reading in your classroom.  We’ve got lesson plans, activities, crafts, and printables that focus around a read-aloud story each week.  Th
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Calling all 1st Grade Teachers who are ready to TRANSFORM their ELA block!  Rooted in Reading  for 1st Grade gives you everything you need to facilitate a love of reading in your classroom.  We’ve got lesson plans, activities, crafts, and printables that focus around a read-aloud story each week.  The teacher READS the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and so much more.  Each week we focus on different comprehension skills and strategies that will take your little learners on a reading journey like never before.  All lesson plans and activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards and TEKS.  This can be used as a stand alone curriculum OR as a supplemental curriculum.  You can do ALL of what we include or pick and choose the activities that work best for you and your students!  Want to know more? Check out below!

For more information, research, and teacher testimonies on Rooted in Reading click HERE.

Books needed for November (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):

Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown

1st Grade Rooted in Reading Units:

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: Overview

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: August

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: September

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: October

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: November

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: December

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: January

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: February

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: March

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: April

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: May

What is included in the NOVEMBER  unit? Look below!

● Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks

● Book Question Cards

● Reading Passages

● Comprehension Assessments

Comprehension Focuses:

Making Connections:  Text to World Connections

Identifying the Lesson of a Story

Generating Questions

Retelling the Beginning, Middle, End

Sequencing a Story

Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:

Thanksgiving Traditions Flap-book

Women of Dance Graphic Organizer

Animal Flap-book

How Can I Help?  Flap-book

Analyzing Amaze Grace

Determining the Lesson

Scarecrow’s Hat BME Flap-book

Matching characters with needs

Sequencing Events:  Cut and Order

The Plump and Perky Turkey BME Flap-book

Questions About Illustrations Printable

Asking Questions Printable

Text to World Interactive Notebook

Reading a Website Printable

Comparing Texts Flap-book

Nonfiction Readers

Acts of Kindness

Inspired by Greatness (African American Women in Dance)

Thanksgiving Traditions

Animal Parenting Styles

●  Anchor Charts

Let’s Make Connections:  Text to World

How to Be Charitable

What Can We Learn From Grace

Women of Dance

A Plump and Perky Turkey BME Sequencing Chart

Let’s Talk About Thanksgiving Traditions

The Scarecrow’s Hat Retelling Chart

Animals and Their Babies


4-5 Vocabulary Picture Cards for each book

4-5 Vocabulary Writing Prompts

Vocabulary Sentences

Vocabulary Picture/Word Match

Directed Drawings (with writing pages)

Maddi and Sofia (main characters from Maddi’s Fridge)

Grace (main character from Amazing Grace)



Crafts (with writing pages)

Refrigerator Craft Booklet

Clapboard:  Starring _______ (for women of dance)

Sequencing or Fact Turkey


●  Phonics Focuses

-ap word family and br blend

-op word family and sw blend

-all word family and sm blend

-ell word family and sc blend

Phonics Activities for each week

Word Family Digital Poster

Word Family Slider

Word Family Picture and Word Cards

Word Family Sentence Scramble

Word Family Writing Practice

Word Family Passage

Word Family Assessment

Blends Activities for each week

Blend Power Points

Blend Digital Poster

Blend Booklet with Student pages to complete

Grammar:  Common and Proper Nouns

Common and Proper Noun Digital Posters

Common and Proper Noun Anchor Chart and Sorting Cards

Noun Graphic Organizer

Common and Proper Noun Sorting Flap-Book

Common and Proper Noun Flap-Book

Noun Sort

Common and Proper Noun Test

●  Grammar:  Proper Nouns in Sentences

Proper Noun Digital Poster

Proper Noun Sort and Sentence Writing

Unscrambling Sentences

Proper Nouns in Sentences

Proper Nouns in Sentences Flap-Book

Proper Noun Test

Grammar:  Adjectives

Adjectives Digital Poster

Adjective Picture and Word Cards

Describe Pete

Unscrambling Sentences

Adjectives in Sentences Scoot

Adjectives in Sentences Sorting Flap-Book

Adjective Test

Grammar:  Prepositions (Direction Words)

Preposition Digital Chart

Preposition Word Cards

Where Did the Chicken Go? Activity

Preposition Pictures Flap-Book

Preposition Sort

Prepositions in Sentences Scoot

Preposition Test


There is SO much included, how do I fit it all in?

Ⓐ:  Please do NOT feel like you have to do everything we put into the units.  We try to include everything that a teacher might want, but we realize it is A LOT!  We suggest combing through the units, looking at the expectations of your school/district/state, and deciding which activities would be best for your students.  We do NOT recommend printing class sets of everything, hoping to get to it all. Choose the things that you think YOUR students need, that will be most beneficial, and start there!  Several components can be used during stations, for morning work, or even as homework. Others you may choose to just set aside for another time or not use at all! That’s okay! We want this to work for you AND your students!

Do you have a year overview and planning guide?

Ⓐ:  Yes!  We sure do!  You can find the list of books for the year, the skills we are going to hit, and the standards (Common Core and TEKS) we will cover below!  Please note that as units are created we may switch things up a bit! The TEKS that the units are aligned to are the TEKS that were adopted in 2017 and will be put into place in 2019. These are NOT aligned with the old TEKS.

Here is our COMPLETE Book List and Year Overview

What is included in the first grade units

Ⓐ:  Each book unit (so 4 a month) will include:  

⇢Daily Lesson Plans for Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Phonics

⇢Book Question Cards for Classroom Discussion

⇢Comprehension Focus Digital Posters

⇢Comprehension Printables and/or Interactive Notebook Templates

⇢Comprehension Assessment for the Weekly Read Aloud

⇢Reading Passage with Questions

⇢Anchor Chart Templates

⇢Nonfiction Reader

⇢Nonfiction Activities

⇢Vocabulary Picture Cards with Word, Picture, Definition

⇢Vocabulary Writing Prompts or Activities

⇢Vocabulary Printables/Assessments

⇢Craft with Writing Pages

⇢Directed Drawing with Writing Pages

⇢Phonics Focus Digital Posters

⇢Phonics Printables/Activities

⇢Phonics Reading Passage

⇢Grammar Focus Digital Posters

⇢Grammar Printables/Activities

How are these units different from your 2nd and 3rd grade units?

Ⓐ:  We have followed the same format for 1st grade, but we have made it developmentally appropriate for a first grade classroom.  We do not choose read alouds that are on a first grade reading level because the teacher is reading the story to the class, and guiding their discussions, BUT the activities that correlate with the read aloud are first-grade appropriate.  We believe that books read aloud should vary in level so that ALL students benefit from the instruction. Here are some minor differences in the first grade units:

➧Lined Writing Pages

➧Many options for drawing or writing when responding to the text

➧Phonics Included

➧Directed Drawings have simplified steps and a starting page

➧Crafts are easy to cut and assemble

➧Vocabulary Cards have pictures

➧1st Grade appropriate activities, assessments, passages, and more

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.


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