1st Grade Language Arts Page 2

  • Lesson 19: Tomás Rivera by Jane Medina

    Question to think about: What clues help you figure out how characters feel?

    Words to Know: done, paper, were, great, soon, work, laugh, and talk

    Spelling Words: show, blow, road, row, snow, toad, grow, boat, coat, and low practice here

    Phonics: Using oa, ow, -oat, and contractions: 've and 're

    Comprehension: Conclusions and monitor/clarify; Author's craft: word choice using descriptive details

    Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms

    Fluency Practice: Intonation

    Grammar: Future tense-using the words will and going to

    Writing: Writing a personal narrative and thinking aboutorganization

    Decodable stories to read It Was Snow FunBoat RidesFun with Gram, and Rex Knows

    Web Resources

    Word Find Unit 26

    eWord Game Unit 26

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 26

    Word Find Unit 32

    eWord Game Unit 32

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 32

    Jane Medina Website

    Rene King Moreno Website

    Soap Boat

    Syllable Split Game

    Lesson 20: Little Rabbit's Tale by Wong Herbert Yee
    Question to think about: What makes a story funny?

    Words to Know: door, old, want, more, try, wash, mother,and use

    Spelling Words: bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, and himselfpractice here

    Phonics: Using compound words, and ea (short e)

    Comprehension: Cause and effect and infer/predict;Author's craft: patterned text

    Vocabulary Strategies: Compound words

    Fluency Practice: Reading rate

    Grammar: Prepositions and prepositional phrases-prepositional words that tell where and when

    Writing: Writing a personal narrative and thinking aboutword choice

    Decodable stories to read Bedtime for RayPancake RanA Springtime Rain, and Rosebud

    Web Resources

    Word Find Unit 35

    eWord Game Unit 35

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 35

    Matching Compound Word Game

    Compound Word Maker

    Make a Compound Word

    Compound Words

    Wong Herbert Yee Website

    Richard Bernal Website 

     

     

    Lesson 21: "The Treefrom Poppleton Forever by Cynthia Rylant
    Question to think about: What do characters do when there is a problem?

    Words to Know: better, saw, turned, night, thought, window, pretty, and told

    Spelling Words: far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, and yarn practice here

    Phonics: Using ar, or, and ore

    Comprehension: Story structure and analyze/evaluate;Author's craft: repetition

    Vocabulary Strategies: prefix re-

    Fluency Practice: Phrasing-using natural pauses

    Grammar: Subject pronouns-pronouns that name one, likehe or she, and pronouns that name more than one, like weor they

    Writing: Writing to express and thinking about voice (it is the ablity to put a part of yourself in your writing--it is how you "speak" in writing)

    Decodable stories to read Mark SharkClark's PartAt the Shore, and More Fun for Jake

    Web Resources

    Word Find Unit 27

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Sort Unit 27

    Word Builder Unit 27

    Word Find Unit 28

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Sort Unit 28

    Word Builder Unit 28

    Make a Word: -or

    Make a Word: -ar

    Car Race

     

    Word Families Click on ar

    My Horse Glory

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Lesson 22: Amazing Animals by Gwendolyn Hooks
    Question to think about: What clues tell you why animals look as they do?

    Words to Know: baby, follow, years, begins, learning, young, eight, and until

    Spelling Words: her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn,and third practice here

    Phonics: Using er, ir, and ur

    Comprehension: Conclusions and visualize; Author's craft:Names of animals and body parts

    Vocabulary Strategies: Using a dictionary entry

    Fluency Practice: Connected text

    Grammar: The pronoun I- naming yourself last

    Writing: Writing to express and thinking about word choice

    Decodable stories to read See the BirdsA Bath for MertFox and Crow, and Meet Gert

    Web Resources

    Word Sort Unit 29

    Word Find Unit 29

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 29

    Gwendolyn Hooks Website

    Make a Word: -er-ir-ur

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lesson 23: Whistle for Willie by Ezra jack Keats
    Question to think about: What causes events in a story to happen?

    Words to Know: again, boy, nothing, along, father, together, began, and house

    Spelling Words: look, book, good, hook, brook, took, foot, shook, wood, and hood practice here

    Phonics: Using oo and the syllable pattern of CVC

    Comprehension: Cause and effect and monitor/clarify;Author's craft: Figurative language

    Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize- family words

    Fluency Practice: Stress

    Grammar: Possessive pronouns- using my, your, his, her, mine, yours, and hers

    Writing: Writing a summary and thinking aboutorganization

    Decodable stories to read Look at This!, Two Good CooksGood Homes, and Big Problems

    Web Resources

     

     

     

     

    Lesson 24: A Butterfly Grows by Stephen Swinburne
    Question to think about: Why do authors put events in a certain order?

    Words to Know: also, kind, upon, anything, places, warm, flower, and ready

    Spelling Words: soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, and you practice here

    Phonics: Using oo, ou, ew, ue, u, and u_e

    Comprehension: Sequence of events and questioning;Author's craft: Descriptive details (exact adjectives, verbs)

    Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-meaning words

    Fluency Practice: Expression

    Grammar: Pronouns and action verbs

    Writing: Writing a story and thinking about ideas

    Decodable stories to read Moose's ToothMoon NewsBoot's Clues, and Red Zed and Blue Stu

    Web Resources

    Word Sort Unit 22

    Word Find Unit 22

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 22

    Drag n Spell

    Snap It

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lesson 25: A New Friend by Maria Puncel
    Question to think about: What clues help you figure out how characters feel?

    Words to Know: buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, and seve

    Spelling Words: how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, and town practice here

    Phonics: Using ou, ow, oi, oy au, and aw

    Comprehension: Understanding characters and summarize;Author's craft: word choice using signal words

    Vocabulary Strategies: Synonyms-using a Thesaurus

    Fluency Practice: Phrasing with attention to punctuation

    Grammar: Contractions: using with pronouns and the wordnot

    Writing: Writing a story and thinking about sentence fluency

    Decodable stories to read Down on the FarmScout and CountDawn's Voice, and Shawn's Toys

    Web Resources

    Word Find Unit 23

    Word Sort Unit 23

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 23

    Vowel Digraphs

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lesson 26: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
    Question to think about: How are ways to make art the same and different?

    Words to Know: above, pushed, teacher, bear, studied, toward, even, and surprised

    Spelling Words: mix, mixed, hop, hopped, hope, hoping, run, running, use, and used practice here

    Phonics: Using long e spelling patterns with y and ie, plus base words with -ed and -ing endings

    Comprehension: Compare/contrast and monitor/clarify;Author's craft: word choice using descriptive details

    Vocabulary Strategies: Figurative language (idioms)

    Fluency Practice: Accuracy and self-correcting mistakes

    Grammar: Exclamations-What is an exclamation?

    Writing: Writing to respond and give an opinion and thinking about voice

    Decodable stories to read BearsHiding and SeekingHenry and Dad Go Camping, and Speedy and Chase

    Web Resources

    eWord Game Unit 33

    Word Find Unit 33

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 33

    eWord Game Unit 34

    Word Find Unit 34

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 34

    Fish 'Em Up!

     

     

     

    Lesson 27: What Can You Do? by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly, Ed.D.
    Question to think about: How do words and photos together give information?

    Words to Know: always, different, enough, happy, high, near, once, and stories

    Spelling Words: hard, harder, hardest, fast faster, fastest, slow, slower, slowest, and sooner practice here

    Phonics: Using base words with the inflections: -er and -est; change the y to i, and the syllable: -le

    Comprehension: Text and graphic features andanalyze/evaluate; Author's craft: word choice using comparisons

    Vocabulary Strategies: Classify and categorize-emotional words

    Fluency Practice: Intonation     

    Grammar: Kinds of sentences-Is it a question or an exclamation?

    Writing: Writing an opinion and thinking about sentence fluency

    Decodable stories to read The Three RacesSeed SistersThe Fox and the Grapes, and Jingle, Jangle, and Jiggle

     

     

     

     

    Lesson 28: "The Kitefrom Days With Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
    Question to think about: How does a problem make a story interesting?

    Words to Know: across, ball, cried, head, heard, large, second, and should

    Spelling Words: my, try, sky, fly, by, dry, pie, cried, night,and light practice here

    Phonics: Using long i spelling patterns igh, y, and ie plus base words with the inflections: -ed, -ing, -er, -est, and -es;Using -ight and -y

    Comprehension: Story structure and infer/predict; Author's craft: word choice using emphasis

    Vocabulary Strategies: Homographs

    Fluency Practice: Phrasing

    Grammar: Adjectives-word that describe taste, smell, sound, and texture

    Writing: Writing an opinion sentence and thinking aboutword choice

    Decodable stories to read Sally Jane and Beth AnnTy and Big GillyBird Watching, and Benches

    Web Resources

    Arnold Lobel Website

    eWord Game Unit 29

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 29

     

     

     

     

     Lesson 29: A Boat Disappears by Doug Cushman
    Question to think about: How do some story events make other events happen?

    Words to Know: almost, any, behind, gone, happened, hello, idea, leaves, and should

    Spelling Words: sad, sadly, slow, slowly, dust, dusty, trick, tricky, help, and helpful practice here

    Phonics: Using suffixes -ful, -ly, and -y plus the long vowel spelling patterns

    Comprehension: Cause and effect and visualize; Author's craft: Dialogue

    Vocabulary Strategies: Prefix un-

    Fluency Practice: Expression

    Grammar: Adverbs-adverbs for how, where, when, andhow much

    Writing: Writing an opinion paragraph and thinking aboutideas

    Decodable stories to read Quiz GameJack and the BeansRuth's Day, and Stew for Peg

     

    Web Resources

    Word Sort Unit 16

    Word Find Unit 16

    Crossword Challenge

    eWord Game Unit 16

     

     

     

     

     Lesson 30: Winners Never Quit! by Mia Hamm
    Question to think about: What can you learn from story characters?

    Words to Know: brothers, everyone, field, loved, most, only, people, and sorry

    Spelling Words: even, open, begin, baby, tiger, music, paper, zero, table, and below practice here

    Phonics: Looking at syllables with a CV or VCCV pattern plus prefixes un- and re-

    Comprehension: Understand characters and summarize;Author's craft: onomatopoeia (words that represent the sounds they represent; For example: zip and zoom.)

    Vocabulary Strategies: Suffix -ly

    Fluency Practice: Reading rate-adjusting your rate of speed depending upon what it is that you are reading (For example, a fairy tale would not be read at the same reading rate as a non-fiction book about sharks.)

    Grammar: Adjectives that compare-adjectives with -er and-est

    Writing: Writing an opinion paragraph and thinking aboutorganization

    Decodable stories to read Amy AntJulie and JasonHome at Last, and Soccer

    Web Resources

    Word Sort Unit 35

    Word Find Unit 35

    Crossword Challenge

    Word Builder Unit 35