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Benchmark Literacy

First Grade

    

 

 

  


A group of teachers in Pittsburgh, Pa asked me to create supplementary materials for their young students. Apparently, they adopted a new series, Benchmark Literacy, but after a year they decided that they loved the old supplemental materials that I had and really wanted to apply them to the new series. Some of the materials such as the configuration packets are great for centers and apparently it really helps to reach all learners.  I will have the traditional activity packets that I have developed in the past along with materials for the phonics focus.

 Feel free to download and reproduce these materials for your own personal classroom use, but please leave my name at the bottom of each page. Please note that since I don't have students who use these, there may be a few occasional typos, so let me know if you find any! My kids were always sure to point out my bloopers in the old days and thought they were pretty smart!

I plan to add supplemental activities for each week based on the phonics/spelling skill listed in the matrix. I have also added readers and shared reading book, (if you would like them for children who still need the additional practice) and some poems/songs that focus on the phonics skills or lesson vocabulary words.

Let me know if you have other requests for this series:carl1404@msn.com. Since I am a retired reading specialist I don't have access to the teacher's manuals, but the matrix is packed with information that will allow me to enrich your program through this web page.
 

Thanks for providing the opportunity to help you help yourselves and your children. Enjoy!

          Cherry Carl

   

 

 

  


Benchmark Literacy First
Grade CD

In an effort to make things more convenient for first grade teachers I decided to create a CD with all of the supplemental materials on it. Unit lessons have a six page activity packet, phonics and/or spelling practice activities outlined in the first grade matrix and a vocabulary poem for independent practice of high frequency words and/or phonics skills in context. Included on the CD are reproducible instruction sets for word families, r-Controlled vowels, blends, contractions, s, plural nouns, comparative endings, digraphs, diphthongs, and silent letters. Everything is on one CD in individual Unit/Lesson folders for easy access. A recent addition to the CD is a collection of poems to go with each lesson.

You may preorder the CD today for shipping on August 15th!

Contact me for group discount on multiple copies for your school.

Benchmark Literacy First Grade CD
$14.95

 

 

  

    Unit/Week
Vocabulary Words
Activity Packets
 
Supplemental Materials
available for Benchmark Literacy  First Grade CD
Unit 1
Week 1

dog
ball
say
went
was
for
are
they
from
this
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 1
L Family Blends
Bl Set (24 pages)
Cl Set (26 pages)
Fl Set (27 pages)
Gl Set  (24 pages)
Pl Set (26 pages)
Sl Set (25 pages)

Blends Readers

Blah, Blah, Blah (Bl)

Hickory Dickory (Cl)

Why so Glum Chum? (Gl)

Let's All Play (Pl)

Let's Play (Pl)

Places to Sleep (Sl)

Who is that Sleeping? (Sl)


Matching big books are available upon request!

l Blends Poems/Songs:

Blowing Bubbles

Clash or class?

There is a Fly . . .

Glitter and Glue

A Glacial Glass

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Calling All Plumbers!

Do You See Me Sliding Down?

My Brother is a Sloppy Guy!

My Dad can Sleep Anywhere

Unit 1
Week 2

you
that
it
he
on
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 2
R Family Blends

Br Set (28 pages)
Cr Set (25 pages)
Dr Set (24 pages)
Fr Set (28 pages)
Gr Set (33 pages)
Pr Set (24 pages)
Tr Set (26 pages)
Wr Set (20 pages)

R Blends Readers

Crazy About Ice Cream (Cr)

Crazy Creatures (Cr)

Dreams of Driving (Dr)

Five Little Funny Frogs (Fr)

Frogs Rule (Fr)

Go to Bed Fred (Fr)

I See Green Things (Gr)

Keeping Track (Tr)

Pretty Soon My Friend (Pr and Fr)

This is From Me (Fr)

Travel with Trucks (Tr)

We Can Write (Wr)

What Did You Bring Along (Br)

What Do Frogs Do? (Fr)

What's For Breakfast?(Br)

What is Green (Gr)

 

Matching big books are available upon request!

 

R Blends Poems/Songs:

Soft and Brown

I Brake for Braces!

Crunchy Carrots

I'm Crayon Crazy!

Dog Dreams

A Frustrated Frog

That's the Way the Flowers Grow

Springtime Sings

Zippity Color

A Children's Salute to Soldiers

Let's Pretend!

Trick or Treat?

I'm Writing You a Letter!

Unit 1
Week 3

as
with
his
at
be 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 3
S Family Blends

Sc Set (22 pages)
Sk Set (22 pages)
Sm Set (23 pages)
Sn Set (26 pages)
Sp Set (24 pages)
St Set (32 pages)
Sw Set (23 pages)

S Blends Readers

Don't Spill the Pills (Sp)

I Spy (Sp)

Scouts Honor (Sc)

Snack Attack (Sn)

Special Sports (Sp)

Stop By and Listen to them Sing (St)

The Snow People (Sn)

Who Will Win Twin (Tw)

Matching big books are available upon request!

S Blends Poems/Songs:

Scurry, Scurry, Scoot!

I'm a Skateboarder!

You Don't Have to Be Smart!

The Snow People

Help! It's a Snack Attack!

Winter's Snow

I'm a Special Spider

Guys From Space

Spaghetti Face

Bedtime Stories

Who Stole the Cookies?

Stuck!

Swing Thing

Unit 2
Week 1

have
had
or
by
one m,
 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 4
Final S Family Blends
Unit 2
Week 2

word
but
not
all
what 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 5
Final Consonant Clusters
-nd
and family set
end family set
ind family set
ound family set

-ng
ing family set

-nk
ank family set
ink family set
unk family set

-nt
ent family set
Unit 2
Week 3

were
we
when
your
said
 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 6
Final Consonant Clusters
-ft

-lp

-lt

-mp
amp family set
Unit 3
Week 1

there
use
each
which
she 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 7
Three letter blends
Beginning s clusters

scr Family Cluster Set (20 pages)

shr Family Cluster Set (18 pages)

str Family Cluster Set (25 pages)

S Cluster Readers

Sipping Soda Through a Straw

Skates, Skis and Skateboards Too

Spring Things

 

S Cluster Poems/Songs:

Scrub-a-Dub-Dub!

A Piece of String

The Struggle

 

Unit 3
Week 2

how
their
will
other
do
 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 8
Long a (CVCe)

ace family set (34 pages)
ade family set (22 pages)
ake family set (37 pages)
ale family set (32 pages)
ame family set (32 pages)
ate family set (37 pages)

Long a Readers

ake Family Book

ale Family Book

ame Family Book

ate Family Book

Going to the Lake

Matching big books are available upon request!

Long a Poems/Songs:

Guys From Space

Bake a Cake!

A Whale of a Tale

The Wall of Fame

Rock! Paper! Scissors!

Down in the Garden

 

Unit 3
 Week 3

about
out
many
these
then 

Activity Packet

Phonics Focus: Unit 9
Long O (CVCe)

oke Family Set (28 pages)
ole Family Set (30 pages)
one Family set (33 pages)
ope Family Set (28 pages)
ose Family Set (31 pages)
ote Family Set (17 pages)

Long o Readers

Give a Dog a Bone

This is Not a Joke

Long o Poems/Songs:

I'm a Little Slowpoke!

Going for the Gold

Dinner Anyone?

Who Stole the Cookies?

Give a Dog a Bone!

The End Zone

I Hope! I Hope! I Hope!

Buried in the Sand!

 

Unit 4
Week 1

them
her
so
would
some 
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 10
Long I (CVCe)

ice Family Set (28 pages)
ide Family set (30 pages)
ike Family Set (28 pages)
ime Family Set (32 pages)
ine Family Set (31 pages)
ite Family Set (24 pages)

Long i Readers

Bedtime

Inside Outside You Decide!

Long i Poems/Songs:

Inside! Outside!

I Like My Bike!

A Morning Song

Bedtime!

Be Mine!


Unit 4
Week 2

him
into
look
two
more
Activity Packet Phonics Focus: Unit 11
Open vowels (spelling Long o)
Unit 4
Week 3

see
number
way
could
my
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 12
final digraph -ck words

ack Family Set (39 oages)
ick Family Set (33pages)
ock Family Set (33 pages)
uck Family Set (32 pages)

ck Poems/Songs:

Help! It's a Snack Attack!

Charming Chick

Lick! Lick! Lick!

It's a Dirty Sock!

Stuck!

Yuck!

Unit 5
Week 1

people
than
first
water
been
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 13
sh
The Sounds of Sh (28 pages)
ch
The Sounds of Ch (27 pages)

sh and ch Poems/Songs:

What's in a Shell?

 Choose Chocolate!

A Bad Hair Day

 

Unit 5
Week 2

call
who
now
find
long
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 14
th
The Sounds of Th (27 pages)
wh
The Sounds of Wh (21 pages)

th and wh Poems/Songs:

That Thief!

Buzz and Blow

Unit 5
Week 3

down
day
did
came
made
Activity Packet Phonics Focus: Unit 15
long a digraphs
ai
ail Family Set (37 pages)
ain Family Set (40 pages)
ay
ay Family Set (27 pages)

long a digraph Poems/Songs:

A Snail Leaves a Trail!

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

Bedtime Blues

The Rain's a Pain!

Thinking Cap

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

Ouch!

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Squish, Squash, Squiggle, Squirt

Unit 6
Week 1

may
heart
over
new
sound
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 16
Long o digraphs
oa
oat Family Set (29 pages)
ow Family Set
oe
old
old Family Set (28 pages)

long o digraph Poems/Songs:

Keep Away the Goat!

Grandma's Gold

Unit 6
Week 2

take
only
little
work
know
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 17
Long e digraphs

ee
ee Family Set (33 pages)
eed Family Set (30 pages)
eep Family Set (36 pages)
eet Family Set (23 pages)

ea
eat Family Set (37 pages)

long e digraph Poems/Songs:

Munchy Carrots

Trick or Treat?

The Flight of the Bumblebee

Busy as a Bee

Busy Bees

Johnny Appleseed

Little Bo Peep

Counting Sheep

My Dad Can Sleep Anywhere!

Fancy Feet!

Unit 6
Week 3

place
live
year
me
back
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 18
Long i digraphs
ie
ie Family Set (31 pages)
igh
ild
Unit 7
Week 1

give
after
most
thing
very
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 19
-y as a vowel

funny
y as an e Family Set (30 pages)

sky Family Set (20 pages)
Unit 7
Week 2

our
good
just
sentence
think
Activity Packet Phonics Focus: Unit 20
-ar variant

ar Family Set

ark Family Set

arm Family Set

art Family Set

Unit 7
Week 3

where
before
much
help
through
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 21
-ur variant Family Set
-ir variant Family Set
-er variant Family Set
Unit 8
Week 1

right
boy
any
old
too
Activity Packet

 

Phonics Focus: Unit 22

variant ôr

-or
-oor
-ore
-oar