Open Court Reading:

Unit Openers


Unit Opener Ideas:

Here are unit opener ideas submitted by teachers for each of the Open Court units. 

Kindergarten:

School

Shadows

Finding Friends

The Wind

Stick To It

Red, White, and Blue

Teamwork

By the Sea (submit ideas here)

First Grade:

Look Who's Reading/Let's Read

Animals Our Neighborhood at Work

Weather

Machines in the Garden

Things That Go

Captain Pinkney's Journey/Journeys

Games

Folktales

Keep Trying

Being Afraid

Homes

Second Grade:

Sharing Stories

Kindness

Look Again

Fossils

Courage

Our Country and Its People

Third Grade:

Friendship

City Wildlife

Imagination

Money

Storytelling

Country Life

Fourth Grade:

Risks and Consequences

Dollars and Sense/Dreams to Jobs

Mystery to Medicine

Survival

Communication

A Changing America

Fifth Grade:

Cooperation and Competition

Astronomy Heritage

The Civil War (2000)

Making a New Nation (2002)

New Frontiers/Going West

Journeys and Quests

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