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    Story:  Brushing Your Teeth

    Download: Brushing Your Teeth 
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one’s ability to express ideas and information. 
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal and academic environments.
    HEALTH: Nutrition, eating habits and preparation choices impact overall health and wellness throughout the lifecycle at individual and societal level. 

    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary): 
    Every+ Day+ I*+ Brush My*+ Teeth In*+ The+ First+ Toothpaste Then+ Top* Bottom* Last+ Use+ Water+ Rinse Morning+ And+ A+ At Night+ Get*+ Dirty Need Bathroom With+ Toothbrush To+ Be+ Away*+ It*+ Important Keep+ Clean+ Dentist Happy*+
     

    Story:  Clean House

    Download: Clean House
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information
    SCIENCE: Living things depend on their habitat to meet their basic needs. 
    HEALTH: Responsible consumers use effective resource management to accomplish individual, family and community goals.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    house*  clean*  when*  we*  put*+  things*+  away*+  empty*  floor  wash  toilet  wipe  counter  mirror  dishes  trash  dust  furniture  sweep  vacuum  carpet  mop  scrub

     

    Story:  Eat Good Foods to be Healthy

    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    CCELA: Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.
    HEALTH: Nutrition, eating habits and preparation choices impact overall health and wellness throughout the lifecycle at individual and societal level.

    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    eat*+  good*+  foods*  fo*  be*  I*+  feel+  great*  am*  will*  give*  my*+  are*  that*+  so*  for  our*  help*  water*  keep*  drink*  sometimes*  can't*  too*  many*  need  healthy  choices  nutrients  strong  vegetables  body  fruit  vitamins  proteins  milk  taste

     

    Story:  Indoor Signs PCI 1 to 5

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety, and societal consequences.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    this*+  say(s)*  we*  are*  closed*  ask*+  not*+  we*  which*  sign  accessible  for  restroom   key  caution  automatic  door  sorry  do  indoor  touch

     

    Story:  Free Time

    Download:  Free Time

    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    SS: An active citizen is a life-long learner.
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal and academic environments.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    time*  I*+  do not*+  have*  to*  work*  go*  school*  help*  or*  it*+  that*+  can*  an*  think*  fun*  lot*  of*  books*  play*+  going*  walk*  some*+  keep*  myself*  safe  means  pick  choose  free  mean  chores  activity  choices  puzzles  video games  computer  games  listening  music  magazines  recipe  busy  making  someone

     

    Story:  Going to the Dentist

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    HEALTH: Nutrition, eating habits and preparation choices impact overall health and wellness throughout the lifecycle at individual and societal level.
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal and academic environments.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    going*  to*  the*  I*+  am*  for  up*+  clean(s)*  my*+  wait*  turn*+  listen*  walk*  room*  big*  into*  very*  keep*  hands*  myself*  open*  so*  can*  uses*  out*+  now*+  sitting  dentist  teeth  waiting area  quietly  mouth  tools  rinse  spit  bowl  check  chair  called  name  still  feet  special

     

    Story:  Going to the Grocery Store

    Download: Going to the Grocery Store     
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    HEALTH: Nutrition, eating habits and preparation choices impact overall health and wellness throughout the lifecycle at individual and societal level.
    HEALTH: Responsible consumers use effective resource management to accomplish individual, family and community goals.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    at  the*  buy*  we*  it*+  is*  fun*  shopping   grocery  store  apples   need  milk  donuts  ice cream  lunchmeat  popcorn  sandwiches 

     

    Story:  Grandma's House

    Download: Grandma's House
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    CCELA: Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
    CCMATH: Mathematical relationships among numbers can be represented, compared.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    to*  house*  when*  I*+  go*  ride*  in*+  three*  days*  five*  car*  by*  Grandma  planning   need  train  costs  trip  plane  hours

     

    Story:  I Am Proud to be a Good Citizen

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    SS: Citizens show respect for others and act responsibly.
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal and academic environments.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    I*  am*  to*  be*  good*+  show*  my*+  of*  help*  people*  house*  the*  not*+  things*+  on*+  proud  citizen  respectful  listen  talking  helping  careful  purpose  honor  property  else  someone  other  around  do  break

     

    Story:  I Like to Work

    Download: I Like to Work    
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    CAREER: Understanding and demonstrating workplace skills and knowledge is paramount in the career acquisition process.
    CAREER: Change impacts career options and choices.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    when*  I*+  work*  help(ing)*  myself*  like*  best*  good*+  use*  follow+  work(er)*  time*  well*  hair*  want*  look*  clean*  go*  gaining  independence  others  proud  polite  manners  important  arrive  need   groomed  remember  washed  brush  teeth  comb  dress  clothes   directions  doing  job

     

    Story:  Indoor Signs PCI 1 to 5

    Download: Indoor Signs 1 to 5  
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety, and societal consequences.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    this*+  say(s)*  we*  are*  closed*  ask*+  not*+  we*  which*  sign  accessible  for  restroom   key  caution  automatic  door  sorry  do  indoor  touch

     

    Story:  Indoor Signs PCI 6-10

    Download: Indoor Signs 6 to 10  
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety, and societal consequences.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    this*+  say(s)*  fire*  which*  indoor  sign(s)  elevator  exit  extinguisher  first aid

     

    Story:  Indoor Signs PCI 11-16

    Download: Indoor Signs 11 to 16  
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety, and societal consequences.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    say(s)*  we*  are*  closed*  this*+  ask*+  not*+  we*  which*  sign  accessible  for  restroom  key  caution  automatic  door  sorry  do  touch  indoor 

     

    Story:  Indoor Signs PCI 16-20

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety, and societal consequences.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    this*+  say(s)*  fire*  use*  food*  of*  keep*  out*+  men*  no*  or  which*  fire*  indoor  sign(s)  case  stairs  alcohol  drugs 

     

    Story:  Making Salsa

    Download: Making Salsa
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    HEALTH: Nutrition, eating habits and preparation choices impact overall health and wellness throughout the lifecycle at individual and societal level.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    make(ing)*+  go*  goes*  black*  we*  eat*  does*  boy*  first*  not*+  use*  before*  what*+  salsa  pepper(s)  onion  tomato  salt  cilantro  lemon juice  mix  chips 

     

    Story:  Marple Mustang Cafe

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    CAREER: Interests, aptitudes, and abilities are unique for each individual and play a key role in career choice.
    CAREER: Comprehensive planning leads to effective career decisions.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    who*  work(ing)*  cook(ing)*  saw*  take(ing)*  who*+  Marple  Mustang  Café  waiter  dishwasher  breakfast  orders  washes  dishes

     

    Story:  More Signs All Around Us

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    CCELA: Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision-making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety, and societal consequences.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    see*+  I*+  open*+  all*+  where*+  is*  sign  wheelchair  elevator  wet  floor  danger  around 

     

    Story:  Personal Space

    Download: Personal Space

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    SOCIAL: Awareness of self provides a foundation for an understanding of people and engagement in social, personal, and academic environments.
    SOCIAL: Recognizing thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of self and others enables one to cooperate, communicate and constructively interact with others.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    make(s)*  people  feel+  this*  is*  too  what*+  if*  I*+  get*  walk*  away*  if*  give*  talk*  with*  me*+  use*  myself*  try*  will*  personal space  distance  comfortable  close  happens  uncomfortable  proud  

     

    Story:  Pizza Fractions

    Download:  Pizza Fractions

    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    MATH: Mathematical relationships among numbers can be represented, compared and communicated.
    MATH: Mathematical relations and functions can be modeled through multiple representations and analyzed to raise and answer questions.


    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    I*+  like*  sometime(s)*  eat*  all*  by*  myself*  this*  friend*  give*  left*  there*  me*  get*  pizza  whole  1/2  slice  1/4  yummy  let's

     

    Story:  Playing it Safe

    Download: Playing it Safe
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision-making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety and societal consequences.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    play (ing)*  can*  be*  a*  of*  fun*  but*  you*+  could*  get*+  badly+  hurt*  it*+  is*  always*  to*  your*  when*  will*  help*  the*  should*  walk*  not*+  run*  on*+  many*  people*  have*  been*  swimming*  too*  with*  make*+  an*  so*  in*+  water*  lot  also  dangerous  important  safely  during  playtime  protect  brain  wearing  helmet  wrist  knee  elbow  pads  bones  playground  buddy  sure  adult  watching  life  jacket  do  drown  save

     

    Story:  Quiet Voice

    Download: Quiet Voice, Revised Revised and posted 11/19/2015
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    SOCIAL: Awareness of self provides a foundation for an understanding of people and engagement in social, personal and academic environments.
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal and academic environments.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    work(ing)*  are*  is*  write(ing)*  his*  new*  teacher*  did*  not*+  should*  hand*  wait*  quiet(ly)*  came*  over*  help*  ask(ed)*  gave*  great*  what*+  who+  students  classroom  Mochi  counting  cards  Ginger  journal  pencil  broke  needs  yelled   answer  loud  raise  job


    Story:  Shopping for Clothes

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    CAREER: Careful planning is fundamental to success.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    find*  shoes*  buy*  use*  what*  something*  not*  shopping  clothes  belt  store  clothing  shirt  need  pants  sock  do 

     

    Story:  Signs All Around AS

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires and understanding and analysis of ethical, safety and societal consequences.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary):  
    see*  don't*  the*+  I*+  walk*  stop*  where*  is*  all*  sign  bathroom  exit  around

     
    Story:  Taking the Bus
    Reading A-Z, Level A 
    Revision posted 11/19/2015
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    CCELA: Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.
    SCIENCE: The health of all living things is directly related to the quality of the environment.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary):  
    take(ing)*  I*+  walk*  stop*  walk*  school*  how*  what*  use*  wait*  come*+  get*+  ride*  on*+  off*+  way*  you*+  tell(s)*+  get*+  where*+  bus  pay  rest  of  the*+  way  travel  community  around  do  sign  pay

     

    Story:  Think Before You Type

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    SOCIAL: Building and maintaining positive relationships is central to success in school and life.
    SOCIAL: Recognizing thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of self and others enables one to cooperate.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    think*  before*  you*+  sometime(s)*  are*  people*  use*  to*  then*  not*+  fun*  this*+  is*  when*  with*  word(s)*  on*+  or*  it*+  nice*  thing*+  stop*  type  computers  hurt  person's  feelings  cyberbullying  computer  cell phone  called  someone  do

     
    Story:  Washing My Hair
    Download: Washing My Hair
     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    CCELA: An expanded vocabulary enhances one's ability to express ideas and information.
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal, and academic environments..
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    my*+  sometime(s)*  get(s)*+  and*  to*  be*  when*  stand*  I*+  will*  water*  on*+  head*  put*+  hand*  move*  make*+  in*+  away*+  use*  try*  best*  follow*  step(s)*  when*  have*  look*  feel+  needs  wash  hair  dry  dirty  shower  shampoo  suds  bubbles  rinse  towel  cleaned  around

    Story:  Watching Winter Sports

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Audience and purpose influence the writer's choice of organizational pattern, language, and literacy techniques.
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    SOCIAL: Awareness of self provides a foundation for an understanding of people and engagement in social, personal and academic environments.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    many*  people*  like*  to*  a*  game*  an*  sometimes*  by*  with*  these*  are*  inside*  outside*  is*  fun*  on*+  some*+  watching  winter  sports  TV  football  figure skating   themselves  others  played

     

    Story:  What is Practice?

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    SS: An active citizen is a life-long learner.
    CCELA: Critical thinkers actively and skillfully interpret, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
    SOCIAL: Self management and responsibility support participation in social, personal, and academic environments..
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    learn*  many*  read*+  write*  and*  are*  we*  to*  work*  with*  too*  is*  sometimes*  ask*  over*  time(s)*  teachers*  letter*  skills  spelling  reading  learning  working  practice  carefully  solving  writing  students  important  math  others  doing  each 

    Story:  Where Should I Put It?

     
    Big Idea from PA Voluntary Model Curriculum (Connection to General Education):
    CCELA: Effective readers use appropriate strategies to construct meaning.
    CCELA: Active listeners make meaning from what they hear by questioning, reflecting, responding and evaluating.
    SOCIAL: Responsible decision making requires an understanding and analysis of ethical, safety and societal consequences.
     
    Vocabulary (* Brigance Subtests, + Core Vocabulary)
    I*+  just*  ate(  where*+  should*  put*+  can*  with*  the*  my*+  water*  it*+  in*+  nose  banana  peel  trash  finished  newspaper  recycling bin   container  bottle  blew  dirty  tissue  milk