Open Court Theme:

Grade 3 - Unit 5 - Country Life

Available Resources for Country Life Unit:

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)

Common Core Source.com

Comprehension Activities

Concept Question Board

Discussing the Selection

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

Independent Work Time

Lesson Plans

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches


The City Mouse and the Country Mouse



Reader's Theater:

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse by Mathew Needeman
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
by Abbi Marchesani
Additional 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

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Thinking Maps

Unit Openers

Vocabulary Activities

Word Knowledge

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