Unit 2

Outside My Door


Grade 1




Unit Length and Description:


Length: Approximately five weeks


Description: Just For Fun is a unit where students begin report writing. The stories focus on animal friends, helping others, habitats, music, and laughter. The phonics/spelling skills cover the short o, e, and u; introduce digraphs and l blends. The comprehension focus includes summarizing, main ideas with details, retelling, and sequencing. Fluency practice focuses on reading patterns, reading questions, reading dialogue, and reading exclamations.



Grade 1 Unit 2

Common Core Learning Standards


Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.


Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).


With prompting and support, read informational texts with appropriate complexity for grade 1.


Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).


Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


Participate in shared research and writing projects


Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups


Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.


Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking



Enduring Understandings:


         Learning to read is important.

         There are patterns in words.

         Tone of voice helps us understand what the author is telling us.



Essential Questions:


         How does reading help me learn?

         Why is it important to understand and learn new things?

         How do patterns in words help me read new words?