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Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: March Read Aloud Lesson Plans and Activities



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!

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Books needed for March:
Little Red and The Very Hungry Lion by Alex Smith
After the Fall by Dan Santat
The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
The Mermaid by Jan Brett

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 MARCH unit? Look below!
● Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks
● Book Question Cards
● Reading Passages
● Comprehension Assessments

● Comprehension Focuses:
Characteristics of a Folktale
Nursery Rhyme Text Structure
Fairy Tales
Fractured Fairy Tales
Compare and Contrast Characters
Compare and Contrast Two Texts

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
Donut Fact Flap-Ups
Oviparous Animals Flap-Ups
Wolves Flap-Book
Sea Creatures Flap-Ups
3 Billy Goats Gruff Printable
Comparing Books Venn Diagram Flap-Book
Nursery Rhyme Trivia
Nursery Rhyme Printables
Plot Flap-Ups
The Ending Printable
Fairy Tale Printable
Describing the 3 Little Pigs Flap-Ups
Three Wolves Printable
Story Elements Flap-Ups
BME with Fairy Tales
Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales

● Nonfiction Readers
“Donut” You Know? Tasty Facts about Donuts
Get Me Out of Here! Oviparous Animals
The Wolf
Magical Sea Creatures

●  Anchor Charts
Elements of a Folktale
Delicious and Delectable Donuts
Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme
Oviparous Animals
Let’s Compare Characters: The Three Pigs to the Three Wolves
All About Wolves
Let’s Compare Stories: Goldilocks and the Mermaid
Magical Sea Creatures

● Vocabulary
4-5 Vocabulary Picture Cards for each book
4-5 Vocabulary Writing Prompts
Vocabulary Sentences
Vocabulary Picture/Word Match

● Directed Drawings (with writing pages)
Sea Turtle
Big Bad Pig
Mermaid Tail

● Crafts (with writing pages)
Humpty Dumpty

●  Phonics Focuses
-ir word family and wh blend
-or word family and str blend
-er/urword family and scr blend
-ow/ou word family and spr blend

● Phonics Activities for each week
Word Family Digital Poster
Word Family Slider
Word Family Picture and Word Cards with Word Sort
Word Family Spin and Color
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:  Adverbs of Time
Digital Posters for Adverbs of Time
Adverb Cards
Putting Adverbs in Sentences
Adverb Yes or No Sentence Hunt
Adverb Flap-book
Adverb Hunt
Adverb Test

●  Grammar:  Conjunctions: and, but, or, so
Conjunctions Digital Poster
Conjunction Cards
Conjunctions in Sentences
Conjunction Match
Conjunction Flap-Up Sort
Which Conjunction is Correct? Sentence Hunt
Conjunction Assessment

Grammar: Commas in a Series
Commas in a Series Digital Poster
Commas in a Series Word Cards
Commas in a Series in Sentences
Sentence Cards
Commas in a Series Printable
Correct or Not? Sort
Commas in a Series Flap-Book
Commas in a Series Assessment

● Grammar:  Compound Words
Compound Word Digital Posters
Compound Word Puzzles
Compound Word Flap-Book Sort
Compound Word Flap-Book
Name the Word Hunt
Compound Word Assessment

Ⓠ 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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