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Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
Lesson Plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Play It Again
Play It Again
Lesson Plan
Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practice their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Topic Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Give your students a chance to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Lesson Plan
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Every storyteller needs to understand beginning, middle, and end. The same goes for young readers. Help your students grasp the concept of story sections with this hands-on sequencing lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Reading Reflection Journal
My Reading Reflection Journal
Worksheet
My Reading Reflection Journal
This open-ended reading reflection journal helps students to think about the books they've read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Weekly Reading Response
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Use this worksheet to have students write or draw about their reading each day.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Three Little Pigs Story Map
Three Little Pigs Story Map
Worksheet
Three Little Pigs Story Map
Help your child comprehend his reading better by using this graphic organizer. Help him fill out the story map for The Three Little Pigs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Story Map
Fairy Tale Story Map
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Story Map
Use this fairy tale story map to follow the details of your child's favorite stories and strengthen his reading skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Classifying Visual Text Features
Classifying Visual Text Features
Worksheet
Classifying Visual Text Features
Use this worksheet to give your students confidence in reading nonfiction texts by familiarizing them with visual elements like diagrams, photographs, illustrations, and charts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tell Me Everything
Tell Me Everything
Worksheet
Tell Me Everything
Who doesn't love sharing about a good book? Your students will love writing and drawing about their books in this reading comprehension activity. After students read independently, have them share about what they read using this fun worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Give a Book Talk!
Give a Book Talk!
Worksheet
Give a Book Talk!
Engage students in reading by having them share books with peers. Students prepare for giving a book talk in which they'll describe what happens in the book, their favorite part, and whether or not they would recommend the book to a friend.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paragraph Frame Worksheet for Fictional Text Retell
Paragraph Frame Worksheet for Fictional Text Retell
Worksheet
Paragraph Frame Worksheet for Fictional Text Retell
Use this paragraph frame worksheet to support ELs as they navigate through the process of retelling text using transition words. This template can be used as a scaffold for any fictional text in the classroom!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ready, Set, Retell
Ready, Set, Retell
Worksheet
Ready, Set, Retell
Engage reluctant readers with this fun video game-themed worksheet! Students will share what happened at each point in the book as they advance through each level of the retell game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
 The Best Book You Could Imagine
The Best Book You Could Imagine
Worksheet
The Best Book You Could Imagine
Students become authors as they dream up the best book ever with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Facts, Facts, Facts
Facts, Facts, Facts
Worksheet
Facts, Facts, Facts
As students read nonfiction books, have them keep track of the fun facts they're learning using this graphic organizer. After collecting five interesting facts in the bubbles, students can use them to write a summary of the book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Reading with Symbols
Vocabulary Cards: Reading with Symbols
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Reading with Symbols
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Reading with Symbols.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summary to Speech
Summary to Speech
Worksheet
Summary to Speech
Engage students in reading by having them share about the nonfiction books they read. In this activity, students write a summary—in speech form!—of a book that they read. For added fun, have them give their speeches to a partner—or even the whole class!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Partners Record!
Reading Partners Record!
Worksheet
Reading Partners Record!
Engage students in reading by having them share about the nonfiction books they read. This activity will get students talking, listening, and writing! They'll take turns sharing about the book they've read before writing a summary of their partner's book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Learn Story Elements
Glossary: Learn Story Elements
Worksheet
Glossary: Learn Story Elements
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learn Story Elements.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
(Re) Tell About It
(Re) Tell About It
Worksheet
(Re) Tell About It
This engaging activity helps students practice retelling stories by recounting the details of a favorite story, movie, or TV show. Students are asked to write a paragraph about the beginning, middle, and end of the story, as well as illustrate one of the
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Would You Recommend It?
Would You Recommend It?
Worksheet
Would You Recommend It?
Engage your students in retelling stories and sharing their thoughts with this fun worksheet. After reading a book independently, young critics will tell what happens in the story and explain why they would or would not recommend it.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Recommended By Me!
Recommended By Me!
Worksheet
Recommended By Me!
Teach kids the art of book recommendations with this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read, Tell, Write
Read, Tell, Write
Worksheet
Read, Tell, Write
After reading informational books, have students share a summary with a partner. Then have them write out their retelling using this worksheet. Students will be masters of their topics when all is said and done!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Reading with Symbols
Glossary: Reading with Symbols
Worksheet
Glossary: Reading with Symbols
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Reading with Symbols.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet