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”