Early Literacy Lesson Plans

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What Does It Say?
What Does It Say?
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What Does It Say?
Use this fun animal-themed lesson plan to teach your ELs all about beginning letter sounds. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **The First Letter Is** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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How Does it End?
How Does it End?
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How Does it End?
This is a great lesson for students to practice identifying the ending sounds in words and connecting those sounds to specific letters in the alphabet! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Ending Notes** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Summer Reads
Summer Reads
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Summer Reads
Get students excited for summer reading by creating some special “To Read” lists!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Where Do I Begin?
Where Do I Begin?
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Where Do I Begin?
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review beginning literacy concepts with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Learning to Read from Left to Right.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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I Predict...
I Predict...
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I Predict...
Help your students learn all about making predictions in this fun reading comprehension lesson plan. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson plan for the **Reading Without Words** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Predicting Pictures
Predicting Pictures
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Predicting Pictures
Reading isn't just about reading words, it can be about reading pictures, too! Help your EL students search for clues with this lesson plan all about decoding pictures.This EL support lesson can be used with the lesson plan **Picture Clues**.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Valentine's Day Fun
Valentine's Day Fun
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Valentine's Day Fun
Roses are red, violets are blue, I love Valentine's Day, and you should too! In this lesson, students will take part in various Valentine's Day activities, incorporating simple writing exercises and math into the holiday fun.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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What Do You Hear?
What Do You Hear?
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What Do You Hear?
Use this helpful review or pre-lesson to introduce the idea that letters make the same sound, regardless of their place in a word. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Same Sound Different Location** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Same Sound, Different Location
Same Sound, Different Location
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Same Sound, Different Location
Learning that letters make the same sounds whether they are at the beginning or end of words can make a big difference in young students' understanding of letters and their ability to read!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Thanksgiving ABC's
Thanksgiving ABC's
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Thanksgiving ABC's
Young students like order and categorization. They’ll get both along with reading skills practice in this Thanksgiving-themed alphabetizing lesson!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Pointers!
Pointers!
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Pointers!
Seeing things one word and letter at a time is a lot easier when students can point at them with fun pointers!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Chinese Zodiac Animals
Chinese Zodiac Animals
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Chinese Zodiac Animals
Animal lovers will rejoice with this lesson about the Chinese zodiac animals. It will give young students a whole new meaning to the year they were born!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Mark It!
Mark It!
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Mark It!
This is a great introductory lesson plan for your ELs to learn about one-to-one correspondance while reading. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or a support lesson plan for the **One Marker at a Time**.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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One Marker at a Time
One Marker at a Time
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One Marker at a Time
Seeing things one word and letter at a time is a lot easier when students can cover them with fun materials!
Preschool
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.