First Grade Literacy Resources

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Unit One:
Alphabet Books and Children Who Read Them

In this first six-week unit of first grade, students are welcomed to school as readers and begin reviewing the alphabet and concepts of print through books about the library, friendship, and the ABCs. 

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Unit Two:
The Amazing Animal World

In this second six-week unit of first grade, students read informational texts about animals and learn how to strengthen their own informative/explanatory writing.

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Blind Men and the Elephant.jpg

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Unit Three:
Life Lessons

In this third six-week unit of first grade, students read literature and informational texts related to life lessons.

 

Book Cover
Book Cover

Wind Power
Wind Power

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Unit Four:
Winds of Change

In this fourth six-week unit of first grade, students look at changes in nature through nonfiction, changes in the feelings of characters through fantasy, and changes in their own writing through revision.

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Wind Power
Wind Power

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Unit Five:
American Contributions

In this fifth six-week unit of first grade, students meet Americans who shaped our nation’s history.

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Unit Six:
Around the World With a Glass Slipper

In this sixth six-week unit of first grade, students compare and contrast multiple versions of Cinderella while learning about continents and cultures.