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Engaging, NO PREP, DIGITAL teacher lesson plans for an ENTIRE MONTH of reading! Students will LOVE this engaging Let’s Get Reading Common Core aligned reading unit. DAILY lesson videos, anchor charts, activities, and assessments are included for phonics, grammar, vocabulary and comprehension. This LIFESAVING unit is amazing for busy teachers, hybrid teachers, virtual teachers, homeschool parents or homeschool teachers, guest teachers and long-term substitutes.

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In October, we will cover:

  • Comprehension: 2 weeks of answering 5W questions using nonfiction text features, 2 weeks of fiction plot structure and story elements

  • Grammar: 2 weeks of capitalization and 2 weeks of punctuation

  • Phonics: 2 weeks of bossy r and 2 weeks of diphthongs (aw/au/al/all and ou/ow/oi/oy)

Recommended Books for October:

  • A Series of Nonfiction Texts about Pumpkins and Bats ALL FREE on Epic!

  • Stellaluna

  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin

  • Room on the Broom

  • Creepy Carrots

What’s Included With This Resource:


  • Digital Download Page (for 4 weekly slide lessons, 8 weekly assessments)

  • 215 Page PDF Version

Google Drive Links:

  • 4 Weekly Slides (with teaching videos already embedded)

  • 4 Weekly Phonics Assessments (Google Form Link)

  • 4 Weekly Skills Assessments (Google Form Link)

Teacher Resources:

• Year at a Glance

• Month at a Glance

• Daily Time Table

• Week at a Glance (4 weeks)

• Daily Phonics/Grammar Mini Lesson (16 pages)

Anchor Charts:

• 4 Weekly Phonics Skills

• 4 Weekly Grammar Skills

• Comprehension Anchor Charts (eagle eye, PIE, main idea, story elements)

• 3 Vocabulary Word Cards Per Week (12 words total)

• Weekly Targets & Headers for Bulletin Boards

Weekly Materials – EVERY Week Includes:

• Spelling Word Poster

• Spelling Word Lists (to go home)

• 4 Spelling Worksheets

• 4 Spelling Games for Centers or Guided Reading

• 4 Independent Grammar Activities

• Daily Vocabulary Practice (definitions, pictures, sentences and multiple


• 2 Comprehension Sheets Per Week

• Weekly Phonics Test

• Weekly Skills Test (comprehension, grammar, vocabulary)

• Friday Choice Board

• Answer Keys



• Blank Vocabulary Template

• Blank Comprehension Template (to use with any book)

• Blank Friday Choice Board (customize your own activities)

• Blank Learning Target Posters

Please note, these are BLANK and not EDITABLE documents. Due to the size of this resource, editable PowerPoints are not included.

Teachers love how low prep and comprehensive this resource is. This resource was designed for second grade students, but could be differentiated to work for other grades. It covers everything you need to teach whole group reading to second graders for a month, as well as independent work that could be used for guided reading if needed.