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Grades K-1 Student Center Activities

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

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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
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Second Grade Activities

RI.2.1
C.016b Classic Classifying C.017b Reading the Research C.031b Sum Summary!
C.032b Strategic Strategies C.036c Answer Know-How* C.041c Strategies Game*
C.042c Read and Respond* C.043c Monitor and Mend* C.044c Strategy Success*
RI.2.2
C.012b Just The Facts C.013b Keys to the Main Idea C.014b Expository Exploration
C.015b Main Idea Highlights C.030b Simple Summary C.031b Sum Summary!
C.032b Strategic Strategies C.015c Detail Delight* C.016c Distinguishing Details*
C.017c Main Idea Mania* C.018c What's the Big Idea?* C.020c Super Summary*
C.040c Sum-thing Special* C.041c Strategies Game* C.043c Monitor and Mend*
C.044c Strategy Success*    
RI.2.3
C.020b Cause and Effect Match    
RI.2.4
C.033b Reading Repair C.034b Show-U-Know C.019c In My Own Words*
C.032c What Do You Know?* C.033c Background Check* C.034c Agree to Disagree*
C.043c Monitor and Mend* C.044c Strategy Success*  
RI.2.5
C.011b Book Look C.014c Text Feature Find*  
RI.2.6
C.014c Text Feature Find* C.030c What's the Purpose?* C.031c Inquisitive Inquiries*
C.041c Strategies Game*    
RI.2.7
C.014c Text Feature Find*    
RI.2.10
C.012b Just The Facts C.013b Keys to the Main Idea C.014b Expository Exploration
C.015b Main Idea Highlights C.016b Classic Classifying C.017b Reading the Research
C.018b Fiction and Nonfiction Review C.019b Fact or Opinion Football C.021b Compare and Contrast*
C.022b Incredible Inferences 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.030b Simple Summary
C.031b Sum Summary! C.032b Strategic Strategies C.033b Reading Repair
C.034b Show-U-Know C.015c Detail Delight* C.016c Distinguishing Details*
C.017c Main Idea Mania* C.018c What's the Big Idea?* C.019c In My Own Words*
C.020c Super Summary* C.021c Write Cause or Effect* C.022c Text Structure Sort*
C.023c Text Structure Reflection* C.025c Fiction and Nonfiction Find* C.026c Fact or Opinion Game*
C.027c Matter of Fact or Opinion* C.028c More Incredible Inferences* C.029c Inference Innovations*
C.030c What's the Purpose?* C.031c Inquisitive Inquiries* C.032c What Do You Know?*
C.033c Background Check* C.034c Agree to Disagree* C.035c Plenty of Predictions*
C.037c Question Cards* C.038c Stop and Ask* C.039c Question Creation*
C.040c Sum-thing Special* C.041c Strategies Game* C.042c Read and Respond*
C.043c Monitor and Mend* C.044c Strategy Success*  

 

Third Grade Activities

RI.3.1
C.016b Classic Classifying C.017b Reading the Research C.027b Read and Ask
C.028b Question Quest C.029b Ask and Answer C.031b Sum Summary!
C.032b Strategic Strategies C.036c Answer Know-How C.037c Question Cards*
C.038c Stop and Ask* C.039c Question Creation* C.041c Strategies Game*
C.042c Read and Respond* C.043c Monitor and Mend* C.044c Strategy Success*
RI.3.2
C.012b Just The Facts C.013b Keys to the Main Idea C.014b Expository Exploration
C.015b Main Idea Highlights C.030b Simple Summary C.031b Sum Summary!
C.032b Strategic Strategies C.015c Detail Delight* C.016c Distinguishing Details*
C.017c Main Idea Mania* C.018c What's the Big Idea?* C.020c Super Summary*
C.040c Sum-thing Special* C.041c Strategies Game* C.043c Monitor and Mend*
C.044c Strategy Success*    
RI.3.3
C.020b Cause and Effect Match C.022c Text Structure Sort* C.023c Text Structure Reflection*
RI.3.4
V.039c Word Share* V.041c Get A Clue!* V.043c Looking for Meaning*
V.044c Word Winner* C.033b Reading Repair C.034b Show-U-Know
C.014c Text Feature Find* C.032c What Do You Know?* C.033c Background Check*
C.034c Agree to Disagree* C.043c Monitor and Mend* C.044c Strategy Success*
RI.3.5
C.011b Book Look    
RI.3.8
C.022c Text Structure Sort* C.023c Text Structure Reflection  
RI.3.10
C.012b Just The Facts C.013b Keys to the Main Idea C.014b Expository Exploration
C.015b Main Idea Highlights C.016b Classic Classifying C.017b Reading the Research
C.018b Fiction and Nonfiction Review C.019b Fact or Opinion Football C.021b Compare and Contrast
C.022b Incredible Inferences 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.030b Simple Summary
C.031b Sum Summary! C.032b Strategic Strategies C.033b Reading Repair
C.034b Show-U-Know C.015c Detail Delight* C.016c Distinguishing Details*
C.017c Main Idea Mania* C.018c What's the Big Idea?* C.019c In My Own Words*
C.020c Super Summary* C.021c Write Cause or Effect* C.025c Fiction and Nonfiction Find*
C.026c Fact or Opinion Game* C.027c Matter of Fact or Opinion* C.028c More Incredible Inferences*
C.029c Inference Innovations* C.030c What's the Purpose?* C.031c Inquisitive Inquiries*
C.032c What Do You Know?* C.033c Background Check* C.034c Agree to Disagree*
C.035c Plenty of Predictions* C.037c Question Cards* C.038c Stop and Ask*
C.039c Question Creation* C.040c Sum-thing Special* C.041c Strategies Game*
C.042c Read and Respond* C.043c Monitor and Mend* C.044c Strategy Success*