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



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Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: THE BUNDLE

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 informationresearch, and teacher testimonies on Rooted in Reading click HERE.

Books needed for October (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):
Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge
If Your Monster Won’t Go To Bed by Denise Vega
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca

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 OCTOBER unit?  Look below!
●Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks
● Book Question Cards
● Reading Passages
● Comprehension Assessments
● Daily Deep Dive with Mentor Sentences

● Comprehension Focuses:
Making Connections:  Connections to Characters, Connections to Self, Connections to World, Connections to Other Books
Retelling Key Details:  Characters, Setting, Important Events
Ask and Answer Questions
Rhyme and Rhythm
Elements of a Nonfiction Text
Making Connections to a Nonfiction Text

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
Connections to Hoot and Peep Survey
Connections to the World:  The World Should Learn…
Comparing Hoot and Peep to The Rainbow Fish
Owls Can Have Are Graphic Organizer
Retelling Key Details Flap-Ups
Retelling Bookmarks
Animal Facts Flap-Book
Pumpkins Can Have Are Printable
Scientist Flap-Book
Rhythm Printable
What I Hear Repeated Printable
Asking Questions Flap-Ups
Connection of Life and Ideas Layered Flap Book
Elements of Nonfiction Flap-ups
Facts About Temple Grandin Printable

● Nonfiction Readers
Can I Look?  Creatures That Seem Scary But Really Aren’t
Perfect Pumpkins
Science Superstars

●  Anchor Charts
Let’s Make Connections to Characters
Let’s Learn About Owls
Sequencing How To Put a Monster to Bed
Marvelous and Monstrous Animals
Pumpkin Soup:  Our Questions, Our Answers
Let’s Talk About Pumpkins
What We Learned About Dr. Grandin
Fantastic Female Scientists

● 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)
Pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern
Dr. Temple Grandin

● Crafts (with writing pages)
Owl Craft
Pumpkin Booklet
Scientist Craft
Monster Craft

●  Phonics Focuses
-en word family and fl blend
-in word family and gl blend
-og word family and sk blend
-un word family and st 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:  Onomatopoeias
Onomatopoeia Cards and Match
Illustrating with Onomatopoeias
Animal Onomatopoeias
Onomatopoeia Match

Grammar:  Adjectives
Adjectives Digital Poster
Adjectives Picture Cards and Bubble Map
Brainstorming Adjectives
Adjectives with Animals
Adjective Flap-Book
Adjective and Noun Word Sort
Adjective Test

●  Grammar:  Exclamatory Sentences
Exclamation Digital Poster
Exclamation Anchor Chart and Group Work
Exclamation Mark and Word Activity
Sentence Puzzles
I Know How to Punctuate Pocket Book
Punctuation Pick It

● Grammar:  ABC Order
ABC Order Digital Poster
Cut, Order, and Glue
Order Up!
ABC Order Scoot
ABC Order Cut and Glue
Ordering Words


Ⓠ 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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