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Making Predictions
Making Predictions
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Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice making predictions while telling stories. Students will learn to use sequencing words like first, then, and last. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predict It lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Features Evaluation
Text Features Evaluation
Lesson Plan
Text Features Evaluation
Use this lesson to help your ELs evaluate the purpose of text features and justify their answers. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing Nonfiction Text Features.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Wild and Windy Weather
Wild and Windy Weather
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Wild and Windy Weather
Preschool students will love getting wild in this wind and air themed lesson plan, all about making predictions and learning about the weather! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Windy Weather Watching** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Evidence of Character Changes
Evidence of Character Changes
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Evidence of Character Changes
Create conversations about character changes! Use this lesson plan as a stand-alone lesson for practicing sequencing words in evidenced-based claims about a character, or before the Characters Change Just Like We Do lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Lesson Plan
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
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Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Help your ELs look deeply at cause and effect at the sentence level. Using skits to reinforce comprehension, this lesson can be used as a support lesson for Learning About Cause and Effect! or a stand alone activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
Lesson Plan
Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Match Author's Point with Evidence
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Lesson Plan
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and discuss the author's point and the information that supports it. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the What’s the Point? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Verbs that Show Character Action
Verbs that Show Character Action
Lesson Plan
Verbs that Show Character Action
Use this lesson to teach your students how to identify character actions with verbs. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Look for the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Summarizing Nonfiction
Summarizing Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
Summarizing Nonfiction
Use this lesson to help your ELs summarize information from a text and use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This lesson can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Day 4 section of the Star Unit lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Lesson Plan
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
In this fun hands on lesson plan, your ELs will get to practice segmenting and blending words in a tactile way! This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as a support lesson plan for the **Sound Smoothies** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Two Letters Together
Two Letters Together
Lesson Plan
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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Fairy Tale Character Traits
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of character traits. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to The Paper Bag Princess lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Detectives
Word Detectives
Lesson Plan
Word Detectives
In this lesson, students will practice finding and reading sight words in books. This lesson can be used alone or with the Context Clue Detectives lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes with Linking Words
Similes with Linking Words
Lesson Plan
Similes with Linking Words
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the structure and meaning of similes. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Stop and Jot!
Stop and Jot!
Lesson Plan
Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Asking Deeper Questions
Asking Deeper Questions
Lesson Plan
Asking Deeper Questions
Use this lesson to help your ELs ask different types of questions as they read. Students will analyze a story and ask questions based on the text. This lesson could be used on its own or used as support to the Red Light, Green Light lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Lesson Plan
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
ELs will gain valuable practice learning about text features as they practice close reading and communication skills during a nonfiction picture walk. Use on its own or as a support for the Classifying Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
Buzzing Sensory Poems
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
In this fun bee-inspired lesson plan, students will be able to practice using sensory language when writing their very own poems. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan **Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry**
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
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Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Lesson Plan
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Why does someone write a story? Give your students the tools to find out the author's purpose! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identifying Character and Setting
Identifying Character and Setting
Lesson Plan
Identifying Character and Setting
In this support lesson, ELs will learn how to identify the characters and setting in a story while using noun phrases to support their understanding. It can be used alone or as support for the lesson Exploring the Features of a Book Series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing with Transition Words
Comparing with Transition Words
Lesson Plan
Comparing with Transition Words
Help ELs learn how to compare and contrast multiple nonfiction resources, using transition words to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Who Is Telling the Story?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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