This 75 page download is jam packed with great stuff! I’ve used a balanced literacy plan: There are two anchor texts–one literary and one informational. The informational text is the exemplar text Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons. The literary text is The Fire Station by Robert Munsch.
This close reading bundle integrates different subject areas. Students will read Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons and The Fire Station by Robert Munsch. They will deepen their understanding of the text through repeated reading. I’ve added some activities on blends and comprehension for reading. In math, you’ll be working on part-part whole and telling time. There’s a science experiment related to the Gail Gibbons book, and even a writing extension. I use this yearly in first grade around our local firehouse visit. Great little unit!
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