Sight Word Games: Looking for a fun way to practice sight words? Write a different sight word on each foam square. Then, put them all in a bag. Pair up the students and have them take turns picking a foam square out of the bag. If they can read the sight word that's on the square they get to keep it and add it to their stack. With each word they get their stack grows. If their stack of foam squares topples over they have to put them back in the bag (the stacks usually don't fall over until…
Our Comprehension Studies at a GlanceIn Grade 1 we use our Readers Workshop time to introduce a Common Core comprehension studies. Our first grade progression of story element studies start with the setting in October, the main character in November, the problem and solution in December, and story mapping to put it all together in January.
Story Elements (Anchor Charts, Graphic Organizers & More)
If you're teaching your students about story elements, this 62 page unit will give you tons of resources that can be used with any fiction book. Inside you will find:Anchor Charts for author, illustrator, and parts of the book 3 different sets of anchor charts for character, setting, problem, solution and retelling.