I decided to try the same English curriculum that our local school district has used (McGraw -Hill Treasures) with some modifications. I purchased the 5 grade 1 textbooks from Ebay for less than $5 a piece with shipping. Later, I found these same books available in .PDF format (see links below).
Treasures Text Books:
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Interactive Read-Aloud Anthology with Plays (Free 1 month subscription to Scribd)
Treasures Reading Teachers Site
Treasures Grade 1 Balanced Literacy Teachers Guide (shows what to teach week by week).
Treasures Teachers Guide Decodable Passages
Treasures Oral Fluency
Treasures Language Arts
(Click on the image for Amazon link)