Open Court Theme:

Grade 2 - Unit 1
Sharing Stories

Available Resources for Sharing Stories Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Activities/Books for the First Day of School

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Common Core

Comprehension Activities

Concept Question Board

Crossword Puzzles

Sequoyah by Jeni Serafin
Amber on the Mountain by Jeni Serafin

Decodable Book Activities

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

Fluency Practice/Reader's Theater

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Homework Sheets

Independent Work Time

Integrating Technology/Online Games/Webquests

Lesson Plans

Literary Genres

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches



Parent Resources

Picture Files:

Printable Vocabulary Picture File by Christina LassallePicture File by Barbara Shuwarger
Tomas and the Library Lady by Rebecca Drake



Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

Recommended Literature

Reader's Theater:

Related Open Court Units:

First Grade: Folktales
Third Grade: Storytelling


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Sight Words


Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Study Guides

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Unit Opener Activities

Vocabulary Activities

Word Knowledge Boards

Word Searches

Writing Activities

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