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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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Reading Closely
Reading Closely
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Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions Lesson
Making Predictions Lesson
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Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practice making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
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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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Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
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Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuation & Prosody
Punctuation & Prosody
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Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sight Words
Sight Words
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Sight Words
Use this fun lesson plan to practice identifying common sight words and rhyming words with your el's. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Predict It
Predict It
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Predict It
Engage students in reading grade-level texts by making and testing predictions. Your students will be excited to read on to find out if their predictions are correct!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Detective Reading
Detective Reading
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Detective Reading
Roll up your sleeves and get out the magnifying glasses! In this lesson, your students will practice finding supportive details and examples in informational texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
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Using Pictures to Read Words
This is a great introductory lesson to teach students about the importance of illustrations when reading. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Introducing Reader's Workshop lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
This lesson plan will have students practice their reading skills and build their reading stamina. This can be used as an introduction to kindergarten reader's workshop!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Literacy Concepts
Learning About Literacy Concepts
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Learning About Literacy Concepts
This lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Reading Winners to introduce or review concepts of print and parts of a book to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
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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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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
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
Lesson Plan
Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This English Learner support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
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Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
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Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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