Open Court Theme:

Grade 5 - Unit 1
Cooperation and Competition

Available Resources for Cooperation and Competition Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Activities/Books for First Day of School

(tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Consequences Here, There by Michael Lacey

Common Core


Concept Question Board

Crossword Puzzles:

Character Trait Vocabulary Puzzle by Dionne Hemphill

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

Fluency Timer for Mac OS

Game for Teaching Cooperation/Competition

General Open Court Resources
(not grade level specific)


(Weekly HW for spelling/vocab) OCR 2000 by Kristin Papoi
Founders of the Children's Rain Forest by Veronica De Lira

Independent Work Time:

Independent Work the missing manual
Learning Menu for Students with unit objectives

by Kim Holmes

Lesson Plans (2000) by Amparo Navarro

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches



Reader's Theater

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

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Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Submit Resources

Spelling Activities

Study Guides

Reader's Theater

Recommended Literature

Related Open Court Units

Unit Openers

Vocabulary Activities

The Abacus Contest by Dionne Hemphill
The Marble Champ by Dionne Hemphill

Word Knowledge

Cooperation and Competition 2000 by Sedda Wuller
All Word Knowledge Boards 2002

Word Search
Founders of the Children's Rain Forest by Sandra Boccalatte

Writing Activities

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