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Rooted in Reading 1st Grade: August 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!

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The description below AND the PREVIEW are VERY detailed. We have tried to provide as much information as possible! Please check out the description and preview if you have any questions about the unit!

Books needed for August (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler
The Bad Seed by Jory John
Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds

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 AUGUST unit?

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

● Comprehension Focuses:
Parts of a Book and Taking Care of Books
Making Predictions

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
Labeling a Book
Book Jobs
How to Treat Books
Making Predictions
Using Images to Make Predictions
I Can Make Predictions Flap-Ups
Identifying Characters
Sorting Characters
Character Changes
Identifying the Setting
Matching Settings
Setting Flap Ups
One Room Schoolhouse Graphic Organizer
Flamingo Graphic Organizer
Sunflower Graphic Organizer
Eagle Flap-Book

● Nonfiction Readers
One Room Schoolhouses
Flashy Flamingoes
Sunflowers: The Brightest Flowers in the Garden
Fly High Eagles

● Anchor Charts
Labeling Parts of a Book
One Room Schoolhouses
Making Predictions
Flamingo Facts
Sunflowers: Can, Have, Are
Extraordinary Eagles

● 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)
Student Self Portrait
The Bad Seed
Bald Eagle

● Crafts (with writing pages)
Sylvie the Flamingo
Nerdy Birdy

● Phonics: -Consonant Sounds
-Letter Digital Poster
-Passage: Alphabet Soup
-Letter Cards for Making Words
-Making Words Printable
-Sentence Scramble Printable
-Beginning Letter Practice

● Phonics: Consonant Sounds Week 2
-Beginning Letter Digital Poster
-Safari Sounds
-Sentence Scramble
-Color Pets Reading Passage
-Beginning Letter Practice

● Phonics: -at family
-at Word Family Digital Poster
-at Word Family Slider
-at Making Words
-at Reading Passage: That Fat Cat
-at Word and Picture Cards
-at Sentence Scramble
-at Word Practice
-at Assessment

● Phonics: -et family
-et Word Family Digital Poster
-et Word Family Slider
-et Making Words
-et Reading Passage: My Pet, Jet
-et Word and Picture Cards
-et Sentence Scramble
-et Word Practice
-et Assessment

● Grammar: Letters
Letter Writing Pages
Letters in Our Names Graph
Letter Sort: lower and uppercase
My Consonant Booklet
Sorting Letters: vowels and consonants
My Vowel Booklet
Beginning Sounds

● Grammar: Color Words
Color Words Digital Poster
What Is Your Favorite Color Graph
Writing Color Words
A Booklet of Many Colors
Color Word Sort
I Have Who Has Color Words
What Color? Printable

● Grammar: Capitals at the Beginning of a Sentence
Capitals Digital Poster
Creating Sentences Cards
I Can Write Sentences Work Mat
Sentence Picture Puzzles
Sentence Puzzlers
Sentence Sort
Please Fix Me!

● Grammar: Punctuation- Periods
Periods Digital Poster
Creating Sentences Cards
I Can Write Sentences Work Mat
Sentence Picture Puzzles
Sentence Puzzlers
Sentence Sort
Please Fix Me!


Ⓠ 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
⇢Daily Deep Dive with Mentor Sentences

Ⓠ 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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