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Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade


Can you imagine if I were to jump in my car and decide to drive to California? I point my car west and drive... no map, no GPS, just a general direction.  I would probably get there, but it would not be the most effective method.

That is the same idea behind a curriculum map.  It helps you find your way.  It helps you to know you are on the right track.  Can you take detours?  Absolutely!  But you HAVE to know where you are going BEFORE you start the car!

Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade

Start with a Curriculum Map

We have included the "Big Ideas" for word study, reading, writing, and math.   That was easy!
Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade

Read Aloud Suggestions

Whether you are following our Guiding Readers Series or not, you can still use these text suggestions to have meaningful and deep discussions in your classroom.  It just takes some planning, but starting with a great book helps!  If you don't have the time to invest in the planning, don't worry!  We have done it for you.  You can see these units HERE.

Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade

Writer's Workshop Mentor Text Suggestions

We believe that authors learn about writing by studying the work of other authors.  Deedee Wills and I have compiled a list of books that work perfectly as mentor texts for kindergarten and first grade. We spell out how to use these books in our writer's workshop units if you need some support.
Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade

Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade

Other Goodies in this FREE resource

  • Information on our math tool kits with binder resources.
Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade


Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade
  • And our goal setting chart.  This is such an important part of developing writers who monitor their own writing goals. 
Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade

There you have it... we have combined all of our FREE curriculum resources into one big download... and it is still free!  You can find it HERE.

Before you go, we wanted to mention that we have completed this little guy!  Deedee and I have created activities that compliment the books we have selected for our Guiding Readers series.  We would love to know what you think! You can find this HERE.

Happy planning!
Curriculum Map for Kindergarten and First Grade




4 comments:

  1. Love the new Science, Math and More unit. The perfect way to add some hands on Science to the Jump/Wills curriculum. A great compliment to the Guiding Readers unit but also works as a stand alone unit. Thanks again for all you do!

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  2. I noticed the math updates...are you planning to make a page/list of books you've added to math as well. I feel like I get all the books & then you add more (good problem to have) but wanted a quick reference for purchasing those math texts I don't have!

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    1. Yes! We are working on a master list! We will let you all know when it is available. Our plan is to add it to this curriculum guide so all of the resources will be all in one place :)

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  3. Do you think you will be making these Science and Math sets for the second set of Guiding Readers?

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