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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.

Unit Three:
Life Lessons

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

 

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.

Unit Five:
American Contributions

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

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.

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