Early Literacy Lesson Plans

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Trace the Alphabet: Writing Letters
Trace the Alphabet: Writing Letters
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Trace the Alphabet: Writing Letters
Trace that letter! Choose a letter of the day, and have your students practice tracing the letter. Your students will practice identifying and writing the letters in this fun lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Pre-Writing Skills: Tracing Lines
Pre-Writing Skills: Tracing Lines
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Pre-Writing Skills: Tracing Lines
Before they begin writing letters, evaluate your students' fine motor and pre-writing skills! Vertical lines will give students practice for forming letters such as F, L, E, and H.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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The Seven Continents: A Geography Lesson
The Seven Continents: A Geography Lesson
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The Seven Continents: A Geography Lesson
Where in the world do you live? Use this fun geography and math lesson to find out! Students will love creating their very own world map as they learn all about the seven continents.
Kindergarten
Math
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Spring Senses Poem
Spring Senses Poem
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Spring Senses Poem
Spring is here! You can feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it, and see it! In this spring lesson plan, students will create a spring poem using their five senses.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Helpers in Our Community
Helpers in Our Community
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Helpers in Our Community
In this lesson, students will have the chance to discuss community helpers! They will explore people who help them everyday and then complete an expressive activity.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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All About the Letter A!
All About the Letter A!
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All About the Letter A!
Students will have fun identifying words that begin with the letter A. They will enjoy writing and illustrating the pages for a classroom alphabet book!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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All About Me: A Kindergarten Report
All About Me: A Kindergarten Report
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All About Me: A Kindergarten Report
I am me, and there's no one else I'd rather be! Your students will love sharing about their lives as they write a report all about them. Young writers will practice using their very best handwriting as they fill out colorful worksheets.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Identifying Parts of a Book
Identifying Parts of a Book
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Identifying Parts of a Book
Let your students learn more about books with this lesson that helps them learn to identify key parts of a physical book. This information will have them well prepared for research projects later on.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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What’s the Season?
What’s the Season?
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What’s the Season?
What makes winter so special? What about spring, summer, and fall? In this lesson students will get to think all about what happens in each of the four seasons!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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So Many Sounds in a CVC Word
So Many Sounds in a CVC Word
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So Many Sounds in a CVC Word
This lesson plan is a great way to introduce or review the concept of identifying letter sounds within CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. You can use this as a stand-alone lesson or a as a support lesson for the Read with Beads lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Pictures
Reading Pictures
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Reading Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice "reading" pictures. They will look at the details in pictures in order to make predictions about what happens in a text. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predicting Pictures lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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More Than One
More Than One
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More Than One
Let’s get reading and writing! In this lesson, students learn to form and recognize regular plural nouns. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Students will work with counting collections to write sentences about the objects they count.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Play With Reading
Play With Reading
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Play With Reading
Learning and reviewing letters can be lots of fun! Students will learn and release some energy as they participate in a variety of get-up-and-go reading games.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Full of Fantastic Fun: The Letter F
Full of Fantastic Fun: The Letter F
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Full of Fantastic Fun: The Letter F
Fantastic! Fun! Fabulous! In this phonics lesson, your class will learn all about the letter F through words, letter-sound correspondence, writing, and a fun frog song.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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All About Weather: Clouds
All About Weather: Clouds
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All About Weather: Clouds
This fun art and science lesson about weather will have your students super excited to learn all about clouds!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Tracing Letters
Tracing Letters
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Tracing Letters
Writing is a hugely important life skill. Before your kids begin expressing their ideas, however, they'll need to work on penmanship. This simple lesson helps students with the basics of writing the letters of the alphabet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Words with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Rhyming Words with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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Rhyming Words with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Help your students become shining stars with this lesson that uses "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to teach them about rhyming pairs. Students will make the connection between spoken and printed words while making a dazzling star.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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We Love the Earth
We Love the Earth
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We Love the Earth
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! This music and literature-inspired lesson plan will get your students thinking about how they can help our planet stay healthy.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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A Five Senses Adventure
A Five Senses Adventure
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A Five Senses Adventure
This five senses inspired lesson will get your students excited about using their observation skills as they go on a classroom scavenger hunt!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Reading Round Up!
Reading Round Up!
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Reading Round Up!
Preschoolers can have a range of reading abilities. Find out what they know about letters and reading with this lesson plan!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Winners
Reading Winners
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Reading Winners
Who will win the race? Help your class build essential pre-reading skills with a friendly competition. Your students will race to identify the author, illustrator, and understand all the parts of a book in this engaging lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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All About Flowers
All About Flowers
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All About Flowers
Preschool ELs will love practicing their observation and writing skills as they learn all about flowers in this fun hands-on lesson plan! Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **We Love Bees!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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The Letter E
The Letter E
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The Letter E
Get your preschoolers engaged in learning the letters of the alphabet through different mediums. Your kids will have fun with chalk, shaving cream, and even play dough as they discover the letter E.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Celebrating Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
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Celebrating Earth Day
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! Use this fun art and writing lesson to help your students deepen their appreciation for all that the earth provides.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Five Senses Artists
Five Senses Artists
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Five Senses Artists
This fun art-inspired lesson will give your students a chance to dive into a study of the five senses.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Early Literacy Lesson Plans

Introduce children to early literacy concepts, an important first step on the road to reading fluency. Designed for students in the lower grades, these introductory reading and writing lesson plans help children establish a solid foundation in early literacy concepts and include topics such as sequencing events, picture comprehension, sentence features, proper book handling, and more.