Open Court Theme:

Grade 3 - Unit 1 - City Wildlife

Available Resources for City Wildlife Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Common Core


Concept Question Board

Decodable Books Activities:

Decodable Book Activities by Regan Kelly and Stacy Lapinski
Decodable Book Activities Pt. 2 by Paula Yonke

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

Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Graphic Organizers

Handwriting Practice


Independent Work Time

Interactive White Board Files:

The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring SMARTBoard by Mary Haviland
How Dog Outwitted Leopard SMARTBoard by Mary Haviland
Urban Roosts SMARTBoard by Mary Haviland

Integrating Technology/Online Games

Lesson Plans


Literacy Coaches




Reader's Theater

Recommended Literature

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

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Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Spelling Activities

Standards by Paula Yonke

Story Summaries

Study Guides

Submit Resources

Thinking Maps

City Wildlife Thinking Map Task Cards
created by Stephanie Moorman

Unit Openers

Vocabulary Activities

Word Knowledge

Word Searches

Writing Activities:

Animal Notetaking Sheet by Cyndi Montoya
Found Poetry
by Jane
Songwriting by Sandra Bacall
Dioramas by Stephanie Turcer

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