Open Court Theme:

Grade 2 - Fossils

Available Resources for Fossils Unit:

Background for Teachers
(T-Rex has much in common with chicken)

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Common Core


Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard by Mary Helen Saenz

Concept Question Board

Crossword Puzzles by Paula Yonke

Discussion Board (ask a question, network with other OCR teachers)

Drawing Dinosaurs

Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Homework Sheets

Independent Work Time

Integrating Technology/Online Games

Lesson Plans

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches

Movies: Free Movies Online


Parent Resources

Picture Files


Recommended Literature

Reader's Theater:

Also see: Reader's Theater: Dinorella

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

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Sight Words


Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Spelling Activities

Study Guides

Submit Resources

Unit Openers

Thinking Maps

Vocabulary Activities

Word Knowledge Boards

Word Searches

Writing Activities/Templates for Unit

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