Help your first-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.
Each of the 8 units provides a literary text in a minibook format, covering a variety of fiction genres such as folk tale, poetry, fable, and realistic fiction, as well as easy-to-scaffold activities that include:
Vocabulary activity: Picture dictionary with content words and a “Words to Know” list
Reading comprehension activities: “I Read Closely,” “I Read and Understand,” and “I Tell the Story”
Oral close reading activity with questions to help guide students in a discussion
Genre activity: such as “I Read a Fable”
Writing activity: “I Can Write”
Additional teacher support includes:
Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support the unit
The 8 units explore these genres and reading selections:
Realistic fiction: “Caleb’s Year”
Poetry: “Color” and “Bed in Summer”
Folk Tale: “The Ant’s Voice”
Aesop’s Fable: “The Bear and the Bees”
Nursery Rhyme: “Three Little Kittens”
Historical Fiction: “Mary’s Fourth of July”
Navajo Folk Tale: “Spider Woman”
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
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