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What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make Your Own Compound Words
Make Your Own Compound Words
Worksheet
Make Your Own Compound Words
Fish + bow = fishbow...? No, that's not right! Engage your young learners in understanding and forming compound words with this fun worksheet. Students will use words from a word bank to create compound words in this word structure activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
Lesson Plan
Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read/Guess/Check
Read/Guess/Check
Worksheet
Read/Guess/Check
Even fluent readers sometimes come across words they can’t decode. In this worksheet, students practice using pictures and context cues to figure out unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
This lesson plan teaches students about Frida Kahlo and her legacy as an activist and artist who continues to inspire people all over the world. Students will listen to a story about Frida Kahlo and reflect on what it means to be an artist.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Where is Manny?
Where is Manny?
Worksheet
Where is Manny?
It's time to start monkeying around! Tell where Manny the monkey is by using the positional words at the bottom of the page.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing About Maria Montessori
Writing About Maria Montessori
Lesson Plan
Writing About Maria Montessori
In this lesson, students will learn all about Maria Montessori, a pioneering researcher and teacher, and create their own biographical books about this inspiring woman.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Dashing Descriptions
Dashing Descriptions
Lesson Plan
Dashing Descriptions
Captivating writing features sensory and descriptive details. In this lesson, students learn to include details when writing personal narrative and come up with the descriptions that best exemplify their story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Compound Words
Reading Compound Words
Worksheet
Reading Compound Words
Have your first graders conquered the compound word? It's time to find out! Use this quick reading assessment to evaluate your students’ abilities to read compound words, such as sunflower, bookcase, and cowboy.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Backpack
Vocabulary Backpack
Worksheet
Vocabulary Backpack
The words you learn from reading can go with you wherever you go! As students read nonfiction books, have them add the new words they learn — along with their definitions — to this vocabulary backpack!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Lesson Plan
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Stories can change a lot depending on the point of view they are told from. In this lesson, students explore point of view by comparing and contrasting two versions of "The Three Little Pigs."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Picture Dictionary
Picture Dictionary
Worksheet
Picture Dictionary
Help your students learn new vocabulary by creating their own picture dictionaries! Students will quickly master their new words with this handy chart that has them logging the word, a picture, a definition, and a sentence that puts the word into context.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
As students read nonfiction books, have them think which important words teach about the main topic. At the end of this activity, students will have made a web of vocabulary words!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Glossary: Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Worksheet
Glossary: Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Describing the World Using Sensory Language.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Words that Sound the Same
Glossary: Words that Sound the Same
Worksheet
Glossary: Words that Sound the Same
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Words that Sound the Same.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silly Compound Words
Silly Compound Words
Worksheet
Silly Compound Words
This funny activity will get your students—and you—giggling! Help your first graders develop their understanding of compound words by having them make up their own silly words and draw illustrations to match.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
Vocabulary is the Key!
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Check-in
Reading Check-in
Worksheet
Reading Check-in
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of learning how to read. This worksheet has students slow down and reflect on what they’ve learned, as well as what they’d like to work on next.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
New Nonfiction Words Bookmark
New Nonfiction Words Bookmark
Worksheet
New Nonfiction Words Bookmark
Have your students record new words they come across on this bookmark and jot down what they think they mean.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Worksheet
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
This reading worksheet highlights important vocabulary words and the main purpose of a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Unknown Word Family Trees
Unknown Word Family Trees
Worksheet
Unknown Word Family Trees
Even fluent readers come across words they can’t decode, which is why you can never have too many tools in your reading toolbox! In this worksheet, students learn to use their knowledge of word families to figure out unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hanukkah Word Match
Hanukkah Word Match
Worksheet
Hanukkah Word Match
Encourage students to start matching holiday words with the objects they represent in this seasonal worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet