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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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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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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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Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
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Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
This lesson challenges young learners to add dialogue to their writing. Students will love using their creativity to write personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Give your class the "write" tools they need to become excellent authors. In this literary lesson, students use their knowledge of author's purpose to successfully write pieces that persuade, inform, and entertain.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Springtime Interview
Springtime Interview
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Springtime Interview
It's springtime! What better way to celebrate than by interviewing your classmate with a range of spring-related questions? Students will practice interviewing one another and recording answers using complete sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
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Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
Give your students a chance to share some interesting anecdotes with this simple lesson. By brainstorming ideas about past experiences, young writers will learn to develop their own personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Interesting Introductions
Interesting Introductions
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Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd 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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Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
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Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Challenge your students to make their personal narratives come to life with strong action words, feelings, and thoughts. This lesson will help young learners develop their creativity and writing skills.
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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Writing From the Heart
Writing From the Heart
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Writing From the Heart
This lesson will inspire your students to focus on the people, pets, things, places, and ideas that mean the most to them! Your students will practice writing in this heartfelt lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Christmas Adventure Writing
Christmas Adventure Writing
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Christmas Adventure Writing
What adventures can a reindeer, candy cane, and a snowman embark on? Let’s find out! In this writing lesson, students will write a Christmas-themed narrative incorporating characters, setting, problem, and solution.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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We All Sing with the Same Voice
We All Sing with the Same Voice
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We All Sing with the Same Voice
When students sing together, magic can happen! In this lesson, students will learn how songs can tell stories and bring us together.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Beginning Writing: All About Me
Beginning Writing: All About Me
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Beginning Writing: All About Me
This lesson will take the fear out of writing by allowing your students to write about what makes them happy. It provides a simple way to give young writers creative freedom.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Hook 'Em!
Let's Hook 'Em!
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Let's Hook 'Em!
Are your students hooking their readers? Use this creative and imaginative writing exercise that will bring student beginnings to life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
My Chinese Zodiac Animal
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
Are you similar to your Chinese zodiac animal? In this lesson, your students will learn about their zodiac animal and write about an example from their life that captures a time when they displayed traits similar to their zodiac animal.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Mixed Up Animals
Mixed Up Animals
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Mixed Up Animals
In this fun and silly lesson, students use their imaginations to create mixed-up animals. After making their funny creations, students will write narratives about their fictional animals.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
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Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Use this fun lesson plan as a stand alone or pre-lesson when introducing the concept of retelling a story to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Two Points of View
Two Points of View
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Two Points of View
Are your students ready to see narratives from a different perspective? This reading lesson will get students excited about discovering first- and third-person points of view.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
Could there be a pot of gold waiting for you at the end of that rainbow? Or is it hiding elsewhere? In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they found a pot of gold.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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