Open Court Theme:

Grade 5 - Unit 2
Back Through the Stars

Available Resources for Astronomy Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

(tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Solar System Chants by Shenandoah Lynd

More Solar System Chants by Shenandoah Lynd

Common Core

Comprehension Questions (2002) by Pamela Von Eschen

Concept Question Board

Crossword Puzzles

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

eBooks (see Integrating Technology)

Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Independent Work Time

Integrating Technology

Lesson Plans

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches




Reader's Theater

Recommended Literature

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Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Spelling Activities

Story Summaries

Submit Resources

Reader's Theater

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

Study Guides

Unit Opener Ideas


Unit Vocabulary (OCR 2000)—Definitions and Pictures by Stephanie Lea

Galileo vocabulary, images, and Spanish translation
from Heber Elementary

Word Knowledge:

Word Knowledge (2000) by Mrs. Wuller
Word Knowledge Board (2002-2005)

Word Searches

Writing Activities

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