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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Native American Legends
Native American Legends
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Native American Legends
Social studies, reading comprehension, and writing come together in this high-engagement lesson about Native American legends!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting a Character
Crafting a Character
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Crafting a Character
Your students will use a well-loved story to learn how to create their own detailed characters. This lesson focuses on understanding the pre-writing and planning phase of storytelling.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How and Why Stories
How and Why Stories
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How and Why Stories
In this lesson, students have a great time using their imaginations to collaborate and create their own story following the "how and why" style of common folktales.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Puzzlers
Picture Puzzlers
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Picture Puzzlers
Make your students into storytellers with this lesson where they will learn how to make complete stories of their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pumpkin Creatures
Pumpkin Creatures
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Pumpkin Creatures
This lesson plan integrates art and reading to create a character by personifying a pumpkin. Your students will enjoy writing a story about a character that they have created!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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