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Grades K-1 Student Center Activities

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Reading Literary Text

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These activities were designed as small group activities to provide students with additional opportunities to practice skills that were previously instructed.

Sometimes an activity will be appropriate for reinforcing a standard in multiple grade levels (e.g., one of the activities designed for grades 2–3 may be usable in grade 1). However, the activity may contain materials such as vocabulary or text that is above a first grade reading level. We suggest that teachers adapt the materials to suit their students’ needs (e.g., change the vocabulary to more appropriate words). These activities are designated in the table by an asterisk (*).

Coding
The standards are coded in the following manner: The first letter(s) designates the strand (e.g., L = Language). The first number or “K” indicates the grade. The second number indicates the standard. When a lower case letter follows the second number, it indicates that it is a grade specific expectation of that standard.

Other Resources
Refer to the Center on Instruction documents for the alignment of SCAs to the CCSS.

The English Language Arts Common Core State Standards can be downloaded here.

Downloading the Activities
Click on the title to view the activity. Activities are downloaded as PDF files. Click here to download Adobe Reader™.

Kindergarten Activities

RL.K.1
C.011a Story Question Cube C.012a Story Grammar C.014a Retell Wheel
C.023a K-W-L C.024a Make-and-Check-A-Prediction C.006b Story Element Web*
C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story* C.027b Read and Ask*
C.028b Question Quest* C.029b Ask and Answer* C.031b Sum Summary!*
C.032b Strategic Strategies    
RL.K.2
C.009a Sequence-A-Story C.010a Story Sequence Organizer C.011a Story Question Cube
C.012a Story Grammar C.014a Retell Wheel C.003b Story Line-Up*
C.004b Story Book* C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story*
C.031b Sum Summary!* C.032b Strategic Strategies*  
RL.K.3
C.001a Sentence-Picture Match C.002a Name That Rhyme C.003a Sentence Pantomime
C.006a Picture Cube C.007a Picture the Character C.008a Character Compare
C.011a Story Question Cube C.012a Story Grammar C.014a Retell Wheel
C.026a Sum It Up C.001b Character Characteristics* C.002b Compare-A-Character
C.005b Story Element Sort* C.006b Story Element Web* C.007b Story Grammar Yammer*
C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story* C.010b Compare-A-Story*
RL.K.4
C.033b Reading Repair* C.034b Show-U-Know*  
RL.K.5
C.019a Fiction and Nonfiction Sort C.018b Fiction and Nonfiction Review  
RL.K.9
C.013a Hoop-A-Story Venn Diagram C.002b Compare-A-Character C.010b Compare-A-Story
RL.K.10
C.007a Picture the Character C.008a Character Compare C.009a Sequence-A-Story
C.010a Story Sequence Organizer C.011a Story Question Cube C.012a Story Grammar
C.014a Retell Wheel C.013a Hoop-A-Story Venn Diagram C.023a K-W-L
C.024a Make-and-Check-A-Prediction C.026a Sum It Up C.001b Character Characteristics
C.002b Compare-A-Character* C.004b Story Book* C.006b Story Element Web*
C.007b Story Grammar Yammer* C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story*
C.010b Compare-A-Story* C.023b Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Sort* C.024b Background Knowledge Warm-Up*
C.025b Anticipation Sort* C.026b Precise Predictions* C.027b Read and Ask*
C.028b Question Quest* C.029b Ask and Answer* C.031b Sum Summary!*
C.033b Reading Repair* C.034b Show-U-Know*  

 

First Grade Activities

RL.1.1
C.011a Story Question Cube C.012a Story Grammar C.014a Retell Wheel
C.023a K-W-L C.024a Make-and-Check-A-Prediction C.006b Story Element Web*
C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story* C.027b Read and Ask*
C.028b Question Quest* C.029b Ask and Answer* C.031b Sum Summary!!!*
C.032b Strategic Strategies    
RL.1.2
C.009a Sequence-A-Story C.010a Story Sequence Organizer C.011a Story Question Cube
C.012a Story Grammar C.014a Retell Wheel C.003b Story Line-Up*
C.004b Story Book* C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story*
C.031b Sum Summary!* C.032b Strategic Strategies*  
RL.1.3
C.001a Sentence-Picture Match C.002a Name That Rhyme C.003a Sentence Pantomime
C.006a Picture Cube C.007a Picture the Character C.008a Character Compare
C.011a Story Question Cube C.012a Story Grammar C.026a Sum It Up
C.014a Retell Wheel C.001b Character Characteristics* C.002b Compare-A-Character*
C.005b Story Element Sort* C.006b Story Element Web* C.007b Story Grammar Yammer*
C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story* C.010b Compare-A-Story*
RL.1.4
C.033b Reading Repair* C.034b Show-U-Know*  
RL.1.5
C.019a Fiction and Nonfiction Sort C.018b Fiction and Nonfiction Review*  
RL.1.9
C.013a Hoop-A-Story Venn Diagram C.002b Compare-A-Character* C.010b Compare-A-Story*
RL.K.10
C.007a Picture the Character C.008a Character Compare C.009a Sequence-A-Story
C.010a Story Sequence Organizer C.011a Story Question Cube C.012a Story Grammar
C.013a Hoop-A-Story Venn Diagram C.014a Retell Wheel C.023a K-W-L
C.024a Make-and-Check-A-Prediction C.026a Sum It Up C.001b Character Characteristics*
C.002b Compare-A-Character* C.004b Story Book* C.006b Story Element Web*
C.007b Story Grammar Yammer* C.008b Retell Ring* C.009b Retell-A-Story*
C.010b Compare-A-Story* C.023b Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Sort* C.024b Background Knowledge Warm-Up*
C.025b Anticipation Sort* C.026b Precise Predictions* C.027b Read and Ask*
C.028b Question Quest* C.029b Ask and Answer* C.031b Sum Summary!*
C.032b Strategic Strategies* C.033b Reading Repair* C.034b Show-U-Know*