Open Court Theme:

Grade 1 - Folktales


Available Resources for Folktales Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations:

Background for Teachers:

Literary Genres by Ms. Ott
Teaching Parts of Speech

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Common Core

Concept Question Board

Decodable Book Activities

Discussion Board

Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Independent Work Time

Integrating Technology

Lesson Plans


Literacy Coaches


The City Mouse and the Country Mouse


Picture File by Anne Thacker


Parent Resources


Reader's Theater:

Tons of Free Reader's Theater

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Recommended Literature

Related Open Court Units:

Second Grade: Sharing Stories

Third Grade: Storytelling

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources

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Sight Words


Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

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Thinking Maps

Unit Openers

Writing Activities:

Prewriting Template
How to use this: copy two pages back to back and make a book of five pages use these for one entire week of prewriting allowing students to explore different folktale ideas each day or the same story everyday while teacher responds to student prewriting by asking questions in writing which model correct spelling and grammar. -Mathew Needleman

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