Support your first-grade students in close reading of nonfiction and fiction texts with practice that supports Common Core methodology.
Each unit contains two related reading selections in a minibook format. The themes reflect first-grade science and social studies topics and are focused around a Big Question. For example, Can I live without my bones? (Big Question) connects “How Bones Work� (a nonfiction article) and “Jacob’s Bones� (a fictional story).
The activities in each unit help students:
� Learn and apply academic vocabulary in context
� Participate in oral close reading discussions
� Answer comprehension questions
� Write to a prompt with the help of a graphic organizer
This resource includes:
� Seven robust units that include a unit assessment with discussion of the topic, texts, and Big Question, as well as a writing prompt.
� Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects that extend learning at home
� Common Core correlations for every unit for easy reference.
� Minibooks of each reading selection.
Plus, the suggested learning path is easy to scaffold!