Open Court Theme:

Grade 1 - Machines in the Garden


Available Resources for Machines in the Garden Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


How Do I Use Chants?
Machines in Our Garden Chants by Judy Barten and Laurie Kohls

Common Core

Concept Question Board

Decodable Book Activities

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

eBook by Jonathan Felix

Fluency Timer for Mac OS

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Independent Work

Lesson Plans


Literacy Coaches



Parent Resources

Picture Files

Powerpoints (see Unit Openers)

Reader's Theater

Recommended Literature

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

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