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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Maximize your students' engagement when reading by teaching them how to ask and answer questions along the way. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Asking and Answering Questions* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns
The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns
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The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns
With some help from The Little Red Hen, young readers will have fun enhancing their reading skills while learning about the value of hard work.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places
Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places
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Urban, Suburban, and Rural Places
Your ELs will analyze CLOZE sentences to understand community vocabulary. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Urban, Suburban, or Rural lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vowels Are Special
Vowels Are Special
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Vowels Are Special
In this fun alphabet-focused lesson plan, students will learn all about vowels! With a special focus on the letter A, this is a great way to help your students learn all about short vowel sounds. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **A-E-I-O-U** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Old MacDonald and His Vowels
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Use this fun remake of the classic song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" to teach your students all about long vowel sounds! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Say My Name** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Personification Practice
Personification Practice
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Personification Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how nouns and verbs are used in personification. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Poetry: Figurative Language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Determining the Theme of a Poem
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Give your class a deeper understanding of theme with this art and poetry-focused lesson plan about theme. By the end of the lesson, students will understand what theme is and how to determine theme in a piece of writing, such as a poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonyms Give Clues
Synonyms Give Clues
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Synonyms Give Clues
Build your students' knowledge of synonyms to support their vocabulary development. This lesson can stand alone or be a pre-lesson for the *Get Clued in to Context Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Caterpillars and the hard C sound come together in this colorful lesson. With help from the ever-popular *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, students will learn about metamorphosis while developing their phonics skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Key Details
Finding the Key Details
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Finding the Key Details
Introduce students to fictional story elements with a book by first grade favorite, Mo Willems! This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Key Details lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What's a Metaphor?
What's a Metaphor?
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What's a Metaphor?
In this lesson, students complete worksheets and engage in peer discussions to learn more about metaphors. Young writers will love making their own creative metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading: Introduction
Close Reading: Introduction
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Close Reading: Introduction
Help your students absorb the details of a text and make inferences about what they read with the strategy of close reading. By reading closely, students will become better able to understand complex themes and nuances in a text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture This: The Ugly Duckling!
Picture This: The Ugly Duckling!
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Picture This: The Ugly Duckling!
Your students have probably heard of "The Ugly Duckling," but have they ever tried to put the events of the story in order? In this simple sequencing lesson, young readers match illustrations to text and put them into the proper order.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Retelling a Fiction Story
Retelling a Fiction Story
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Retelling a Fiction Story
This lesson is a great introductory or review lesson to teach your ELs about the elements of a story. Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
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Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Let your class act out! Students will reenact Goldilocks and the Three Bears while learning about narratives and story plots.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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What’s in a Picture?
What’s in a Picture?
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What’s in a Picture?
Help your students connect with a classic read-aloud as they learn about the relationship between illustrations and text.
Kindergarten
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Get students curious about reading with these activities designed to support comprehension. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Main Ideas and Details lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Story Structure Rollercoaster
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Reading can be a rollercoaster with its ups and downs! Use this lesson that features a rollercoaster-themed story map to teach your students about story structure and how to use a graphic organizer to visualize it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Me: Character Traits
All About Me: Character Traits
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All About Me: Character Traits
It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
1st grade
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Characters Change Just Like We Do
Characters Change Just Like We Do
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Characters Change Just Like We Do
Change is inevitable, even for story characters! In this lesson, your students will determine how a character changes throughout a story by focusing on the character’s dialogue and actions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Analyzing Visual Elements
Analyzing Visual Elements
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Analyzing Visual Elements
Give students many opportunities to see how visuals can influence a story's meaning. Show off your acting skills and read a great book to help them learn!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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In Search of the Main Idea
In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
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Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Combine the power of poetry and storytelling to teach your first graders about sensory language in this exciting lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Family Letters
Word Family Letters
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Word Family Letters
In this fun lesson, students will learn about letter writing while practicing reading and spelling words in the same word family. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Pop! Pop! Pop! Words in the -Op Family.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions
Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions
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Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions
Teach your students the difference between facts and opinions, and why an author would choose to use each type of information. This can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View* lesson.
3rd grade
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