Open Court Theme:

Grade 1 - Unit 2 - Animals


Available Resources for Animals Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Blending and Phonics

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)

Common Core


Concept Question Board

Decodable Book Activities

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


Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

GLAD Strategies

Animal Unit Incentives by Kristen Walker

Independent Work Time/Workshop

Gorilla Sentence Scramble Worksheet
Independent Work
the missing manual of how, why, and what to do during IWT

Integrating Technology

Animal Research Voicethread by Michelle Ngai

Links for Research

Literacy Coaches



Parent Resources

Picture Files:

Vocabulary Picture File by J. Reyes

Animals and Babies Matching by Khristi Phillips


Reader's Theater

Recommended Literature

Related Open Court Units

Kindergarten: By the Sea
First Grade: Homes (Animal Homes)
Second Grade: Look Again (Camouflage)
Third Grade: City Wildlife

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

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Sight Words


Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Submit Resources

Thinking Maps

Unit Openers

Writing Activities

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