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



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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 September (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):
How to Make Apple Pie and Change the World by Marjorie Priceman
Honey Honey Lion by Jan Brett
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Real Cowboys by Katie Hoefler

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

● Comprehension Focuses:
How Settings Can Change
Retelling a Story
Problem and Solution
Describing Characters
Asking and Answering Questions

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
Labeling a Book
Matching Settings
How Settings Change
Settings Printable
Apple Facts Printable
Surprise Ending Printable
Retelling Flapbook
BME Printable
African Animals Printable
Character Flapbook
Describing a Character Printable
Describing Mrs. Mallard
Mallard Ducks Flap-book
Horses Flapbook
Asking Questions Flapbook
Asking Questions Interactive Notebook
Response to Video Printable

● Nonfiction Readers
African Animals
Mallard Ducks

● Anchor Charts
Settings Can Change
All About Apples
We Can Retell the Story BME
Amazing African Animals
We Can Describe Characters
Mallard Duck Facts
Let’s Ask Questions
All About Horses

4-5 Vocabulary Picture Cards for each book

● 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)
Mallard Duck

● Crafts (with writing pages)
Duckling Booklet

● Phonics Focuses
-it word family and bl blend
-ot word family and cl blend
-ut word family and sl blend
-an word family and pl 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: Nouns
Noun Anchor Chart
Noun Work-Mat
Noun Flapbook with Sort
A Basket of Nouns
Roll, Cover, Write
Noun Test

● Grammar: Nouns in Sentences
Noun Sort
Noun Sentence Puzzles
Singular Nouns in Sentences Hunt
Sentence Flapbook Sort
Singular Noun Test

● Grammar: Verbs
Verb Anchor Chart
Waddling Words Graphic Organizer
Act it Out!
Verbs and Nouns Flapbook
Roll, Cover, Write
Verb Test

● Grammar: Asking Sentences and Question Marks
We Can Ask Questions Anchor Chart
Question Mark with Question Words
Question Mark and Period Game
Sentence Puzzles
Asking and Telling Sentence Pocket Book
Punctuation Pick It


Ⓠ 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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