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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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Listening for Beginning Blends
Listening for Beginning Blends
Lesson Plan
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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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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Emotion Charades
Emotion Charades
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Emotion Charades
Help your ELs practice identifying how their peers are feeling to develop emotions vocabulary and support comprehension. It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Two Letters Together
Two Letters Together
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Two Letters Together
Your students will love learning all about a new letter team while listening to a funny read aloud about an ocean creature! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **SSSHHHH** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Parts of Speech that Describe
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Comparing Tape Diagrams
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.
5th grade
Math
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
Explaining Equivalent Fractions
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
In order to build a strong foundation with fractions, students should be able to explain the concept and their thinking. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!*
3rd grade
Math
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Dancing Directions
Dancing Directions
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Dancing Directions
In this fun lesson plan, your students will love learning all about describing location using games, stories, and dancing! This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Where is It?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
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Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
In this lesson, your ELs will learn how to differentiate statements of fact and opinion in a nonfiction text using adjectives as a foundation for their understanding. This is a support lesson for Research: Where to Find the Answers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
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Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Help your EL students retell a story using a paragraph frame and transition words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity to reinforce comprehension of texts or used as a support lesson for Read and Retell a Classic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Equal Shares
Equal Shares
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Equal Shares
Provide students with an opportunity to identify the wholes that are correctly divided into halves, thirds, and fourths (equal shares). Use this activity alone as a support lesson or alongside Cookie Fractions Fun.
2nd grade
Math
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Answering "Why" Questions
Answering "Why" Questions
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Answering "Why" Questions
Teach your students how to use specific vocabulary as they answer questions. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Questions that Gauge Comprehension* lesson plan.
3rd 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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3-D Scavenger Hunt
3-D Scavenger Hunt
Lesson Plan
3-D Scavenger Hunt
Explore 3-D shapes with your students and help them identify and talk about the relevant attributes of three-dimensional shapes, all while using real-world examples! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or alongside the Shape Models lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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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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Text Features and Their Purposes
Text Features and Their Purposes
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Text Features and Their Purposes
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
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Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Big, bigger, biggest? Teach your students about comparative and superlative adjectives as they make comparisons. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast* lesson.
3rd 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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Learning New Vocabulary
Learning New Vocabulary
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Learning New Vocabulary
In this lesson, students will identify new vocabulary words from a text read aloud. After selecting new words, they will create their own picture dictionaries to learn the meaning of each new word.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Blending Sounds and Spelling Words
Blending Sounds and Spelling Words
Lesson Plan
Blending Sounds and Spelling Words
Use this fun kinesthetic awareness and spelling lesson to help your ELs practice identifying and blending together the sounds in common CVC words. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Letter Roll Reading.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Subtracting Buttons
Subtracting Buttons
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Subtracting Buttons
Students will love using this funny story as a guide to practice solving subtraction problems. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Subtraction Fishing Action lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Main Idea and Details in Fiction
Main Idea and Details in Fiction
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Main Idea and Details in Fiction
In this EL support lesson, your students will use introductory phrases to write about the main idea and details in a fictional story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Pictures
Reading Pictures
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Reading Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice "reading" pictures. They will look at the details in pictures in order to make predictions about what happens in a text. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predicting Pictures lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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