Open Court Theme:

Grade 1 - Unit 1
Look Who's Reading(2000)
Let's Read! (2002)

Available Resources for Look Who's Reading/Let's Read Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Activities/Books for the First Day of School

Blending and Phonics

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)


Common Core

Concept/Question Board

Concepts of Print

Visual Poem for Teaching Concepts of Print by Guy Swentek


Decodable Book Activities

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


General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Graphic Organizers

If I Were a Mouse Classification by Khristi Phillips

Independent Work Time

Integrating Technology

How to integrate technology in elementary classroomPurple Cow High Frequency Word/Vocabulary Game by Pat Lucina

Links for Research and Inquiry

Lesson Plans by Lori Sire

Literacy Coaches



Parent Resources

Picture File



Reader's Theater

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

Vocabulary Activities

Unit 1 Vocabulary Picture Cards by Andrea Fetterman

Word Knowledge

Word Sorts

Word Sort 1 (long o) by Debbie Goodis
Word Sort 2 (long versus short vowels) by Debbie Goodis


Alphabet Book by J. Reyes

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