The following is a brief summary of the different reading activities your child will take part in daily in first grade:
- Guided Reading: small group reading instruction based on student needs.
- Reader’s Workshop: whole group reading instruction with an in-depth focus on how reading works. This includes a mini lesson, time to read independently, and a time for students to share their noticings about what they’ve read.
- Read Aloud
- Shared and Interactive Reading: students are involved in reading an enlarged text
- Independent Reading: students read of their choice at their independent level to practice fluent and phrased reading.
|Unit of Study||Time Frame of Study|
|Building a Reading Life
|How to Introduce a Book to Yourself||1 week|
|Fiction vs. Non-Fiction||2 weeks|
|Characters Matter||1 week|
|Road Map to Fiction||1 week|
|Comparing Texts||2 weeks|
|How Illustrations Convey Meaning||3 weeks|
|Powerful Phrases||1 week|
|Fiction Story Elements||1 week|
|Main Idea and Key Details||1 week|
|Author Study – Cynthia Rylant||2 weeks|
|Picture Walks to Gain Information
Summarizing Fiction and Non-Fiction
Point of View