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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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Write Your Own Ending
Write Your Own Ending
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Write Your Own Ending
Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
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Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Analyze a Character
How to Analyze a Character
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How to Analyze a Character
Your students become masters at character analysis as they learn how to describe fictional characters by identifying traits and providing concrete evidence to support their thinking.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Hooks
Story Hooks
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Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing: Create a Character
Writing: Create a Character
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Writing: Create a Character
Your students will hone their creative writing skills as they design their own fictional characters. Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details and descriptive language during the prewriting phase of storytelling.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring the Narrative
Exploring the Narrative
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Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Nourish your child's inner writer with this lesson on three different forms of literature: poetry, prose, and drama. After going through some examples of each, students will demonstrate their knowledge by filling out bubble maps.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Give the Planet a Hand!
Give the Planet a Hand!
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Give the Planet a Hand!
This lesson, perfect for first and second grade learners, will help kids become environmental activists as they think of ways to help the Earth! First, students will brainstorm examples of what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Next, students will partake in a creative art project where they trace their hands and think of way ways they can give the planet a hand. This engaging activity integrates creative writing skills and Earth science.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Amazing Animals Adaptations!
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Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Students put their knowledge of animal adaptations to the test when they create a new creature with its own unique set of adaptations!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
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Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Third Grade
Sub Plans for Third Grade
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Sub Plans for Third Grade
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this third grade, week-long sub packet! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons about how we are all connected that will educate and inspire students!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
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My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Object Creative Writing
Object Creative Writing
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Object Creative Writing
This writing lesson allows young authors to take random objects on exciting adventures. Students will enjoy telling stories from their objects' points of views, from exposition to resolution.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Haiku Syllables
Haiku Syllables
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Haiku Syllables
Have your students stretch their creativity with this lesson that teaches them about haikus and has them practice their syllable counting.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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My View as an Ant
My View as an Ant
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My View as an Ant
Give students a chance to experience a different point of view! This fANTastic lesson on narrative style turns young readers into characters of Chris Van Allsburg's Two Bad Ants.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Get Descriptive on Easter
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Easter is a special holiday for many families, and kids enjoy traditions such as decorating their Easter eggs. Teach your students to use strong descriptive language in their creative writing with this holiday lesson plan!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Acrostics for the Earth
Acrostics for the Earth
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Acrostics for the Earth
Earth Day is a worldwide celebration that promotes awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use this lesson to teach your students about Earth Day with an engaging poetry activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Onomatopoeia Poetry
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Pop, whoosh, ding! Onomatopoeia is a writing technique that makes text come alive. In this lesson, students will learn about onomatopoeia, and apply it to their writing process to create poetry, as a class and individually.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Kids love being silly and they love making things their own. Your kindergarteners will adore the poems in this hilarious read aloud and love being able to write and perform their very own sensory language poetry!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
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Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Do your students struggle with word choices? In this lesson, students will learn strategies for choosing vivid words for their poetry. Although the “persona poem” is used as a model, any type of poetry can be used!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Characters!
Calling All Characters!
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Calling All Characters!
Come one, come all! In this lesson, reading and writing are intertwined as students determine a character's traits from the character's actions. Reading extends into creative writing as students imagine what a character might do next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Immigration: Ellis Island
Immigration: Ellis Island
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Immigration: Ellis Island
This is a lesson about the immigration procedures at Ellis Island. Students will learn about the process and creatively write about what it was like for immigrants to pass through Ellis Island.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Genres Library Exploration
Fiction Genres Library Exploration
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Fiction Genres Library Exploration
How familiar are your fourth graders with the fictional genres available in their class or school libraries? This lesson introduces them to many genres of fictional books so they can get off to a terrific start of fourth grade reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Halloween Diamante Poems
Halloween Diamante Poems
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Halloween Diamante Poems
Show your Halloween spirit by creating funny, creepy or trick-or-treating themed Diamante poems. Following the poem template, students will review parts of speech while creating festive masterpieces to share with the class.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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