Harcourt Main Selection Pacing- Grade 1 2011-2012
The following table contains the pacing of lessons throughout the school year. Main selections are listed;
however, additional texts may be used to teach/model the grade level skills and strategies. The writing process is an
integral part of the Language Arts block. Time should also be considered for modeling and teaching of writing as it
pertains to text and writing genres.
Month Theme/Story Assessment
August/ Book 1-1 Themes 1 I Am Your Friend DIBELS Benchmark #1
September The Hat completed by September 9 .
Sam and the Bag
Theme 2: Just For Fun
Jack and Rick
October Continue Book 1-1: Theme 2 Holistic Assessment #1
Todd’s Box completed by October 21st
All That Corn FOR learning.
Book 1-2: Theme 3: It’s My Turn Now
Boots for Beth
November Continue Book 1-2: Theme 3: It’s My Turn Now
Where Do Frogs Come From?
Try Your Best
December Book 1-3: Theme 4: I Think I Can! Holistic Assessment #2
Fun with Fish completed by December 2
I Am a Butterfly FOR learning
Did You See Chip?
January Continue Book 1-3: Theme 4: I Think I Can! DIBELS Benchmark #2
Tomas Rivera completed by January 6 .
On the Way to the Pond Holistic Assessment #3
Friends Forever completed by January 27 FOR
The Fox and the Stork learning
February Book 1-4: Theme 5: Hello Neighbor
A Bed Full of Cats
Me on the Map
At Home Around the World
Tell Me a Story
March Continue Book 1-4: Theme 5: Hello Neighbor Holistic Assessment Book 1-4
My Robot completed by March 22 as an
On the Job with Dr. Martha Smith assessment of learning
Little Bear’s Friend
Busy Buzzy Bee
The Story of a Blue Bird
April Book 1-5: Theme 6: Going Places
Frog and Toad All Year
How to be a Nature Detective
May/ June Continue Book 1-5: Theme 6: Going Places Gates administered mid- May.
The Puddle DIBELS Benchmark #3
Poppleton Everyday completed by May 4 .
Sleep is For Everyone Holistic Assessment Book 1-5
Baboon completed by May 25 as an
assessment of learning.
Additional texts for teaching the skill and strategy should be considered for planning instruction. Possible
resources include: HT Resource Section in TE, WTFK, HT Library books, trade books, etc.