Open Court Theme:

Grade 4 - Unit 1
Risks and Consequences

Available Resources for Risks and Consequences Unit:

Additional Books and Movies Recommendations

Activities/Books for the First Day of School

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)

Book Report Templates

Narrative Elements by Jane Lee
Two Tickets to Freedom by Jane Lee


Is This A Risk? by Mia Penfield & Liz Castro
You Can Take A Risk by Mia Penfield & Liz Castro
Risks Here, Risks There by Michael Lacey

Common Core

Comprehension Questions

Concept Question Board

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


Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Grammar, Usage, Mechanics

Verb Search by Misti Bustamante
What Is a Sentence? (Mae Jemison) by S. Romero

Homework (see Writing Prompts)

Independent Work

Integrating Technology

Kidpix Presentation on Similes from Ms. Curti's Class

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches


Polar Bear vs. Walrus (requires iTunes)


Parent Letters

Food from the Hood Donation Request by Mary Clare Tarpley

Phonics and Fluency

Escape Long o search by Misti Bustamante

Picture Files:

Sarah Plain and Tall by Jennifer Lee

Toto by Jennifer Lee


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

Study Guides

Submit Resources

Thinking Maps

Thinking Maps Examples for Risks and Consequences Unit by Daina Zemaititis

Unit Openers

Vocabulary Activities

Word Knowledge

Writing Activities/Quizzes/Rubrics

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