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Listening for Beginning Blends
Listening for Beginning Blends
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Listening for Beginning Blends
This is a perfect lesson plan to use when introducing or reviewing beginning blends with your EL students! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Blending Sounds lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Words for Kindergarten
Rhyming Words for Kindergarten
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Rhyming Words for Kindergarten
It's no crime to learn how to rhyme on a dime. This delightful reading lesson teaches kids about rhyming words and where they can be found.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions Lesson
Making Predictions Lesson
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Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practice making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
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Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
Students will practice separating words into syllables and determining if those syllables are open or closed. Through the use of word sorts, whiteboard assessments, and more, your students will have fun while learning this skill!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Sounds: A
Short Vowel Sounds: A
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Short Vowel Sounds: A
Help your students improve their language skills by identifying the short A sound and decoding words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Perfect Prefixes!
Perfect Prefixes!
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Perfect Prefixes!
This lesson introduces young learners to prefixes. It also gives them hands-on experience with building words using prefix and root word cards.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
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All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Silent E: 1, 2, 3!
Silent E: 1, 2, 3!
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Silent E: 1, 2, 3!
It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! In this lesson, students will explore the long vowels A, I, and O and learn how a silent E turns short vowels into long vowels. Students will use technology, music, and body movement to learn all about silent E.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play With Punctuation
Play With Punctuation
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Play With Punctuation
Featuring a series of hands on activities and worksheets, this ESL-friendly lesson will give your young writer a comprehensive overview of common punctuation marks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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The Beginning 'sh' Digraph
The Beginning 'sh' Digraph
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The Beginning 'sh' Digraph
This lesson integrates phonemic awareness and phonics. Using a number of exciting activities, your students will learn about two consonants that come together to make a digraph.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Phonological Awareness
Phonological Awareness
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Phonological Awareness
Use this helpful phonological awareness lesson to introduce or review the beginning and ending sounds in CVC words with your ELs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Color it Out lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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I See Long E!
I See Long E!
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I See Long E!
I see a long E! In this lesson, your students will explore and find three different spellings for the long E sound. By the end of the lesson, they will be able to tell and read three different types of long E words!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Suffixes
Suffixes
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Suffixes
This introductory lesson on suffixes is sure to get your young scholars excited about root word modification. Students will work both independently and in pairs as they work on a bunch of fun worksheets.
3rd grade
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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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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Let's Read It With Expression!
Let's Read It With Expression!
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Let's Read It With Expression!
Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sounding with Syllables
Sounding with Syllables
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Sounding with Syllables
If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning to Rhyme
Learning to Rhyme
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Learning to Rhyme
In this fun rhyming lesson plan, your ELs will practice identifying and using rhyming words in a sentence. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Hop on Pop Rhyming Fun** lesson plan.
Preschool
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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See It, Don't Say It!
See It, Don't Say It!
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See It, Don't Say It!
You know the expression, “Say it, don’t spray it!” In this lesson, we don’t want you to say it or spray it, we just want you to see it! Students will practice identifying, reading, and creating words with silent letters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Blending with S Blends
Blending with S Blends
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Blending with S Blends
In this lesson, students use the visual of a blender to blend letters together to make smooth sounds they can identify independently.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Blending Words
Blending Words
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Blending Words
In this fun blending lesson, students will get a chance to read and spell grade level words. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support for the Cooking Up Blends lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
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Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Ever wonder how to get your students to understand r-controlled vowels? Meet Bird, Star, and the Bossy R! These characters will help your students understand how to read and identify that pesky Bossy R through a story and sorting activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
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Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Poetry? Scavenger hunts? Use this lesson to teach your students about the R-controlled vowels that say “er” using both! Your students will be reading those pesky er/ir/ur words in no time!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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