Open Court Theme:

Grade 1 - Keep Trying


Available Resources for Keep Trying Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

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 Strategy Incentives by Kristen Walker

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

Adjectives that Compare (Hare and Tortoise) by Kathy Barrientos

Independent Work Time/Workshop:

Itsy Bitsy Spider Scamble by J. Reyes
More Keep Trying Activities
Independent Work

Lesson Plans


Literacy Coaches



Parent Resources

Picture Files


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


Making New Words by Kristen Walker
The Way of An Ant Cloze Sentences by Kathy Barrientos
Keep Trying Clip Art Flashcards by Sarah Manning

Writing Activities

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