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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
Lesson Plan
They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
Lesson Plan
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
In this lesson you will allow students to explore the inferences in the opening chapter of Bud, Not Buddy. Then they will have the opportunity to develop these skills further with high cognitive partner and individual activities.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
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Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Cesar Chavez is a perfect example of a champion for social justice. Students will refine inference skills by using background knowledge and evidence from the text, while also discovering an important American civil rights activist.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
Lesson Plan
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
In this lesson, students are asked to cite the text for evidence as they make an inference in a nonfiction text. It can be taught on its own or used as a pre-lesson to Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Lesson Plan
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Let's play jeopardy! In this interdisciplinary lesson, students learn about American rivers, create game questions about the rivers, and then play the game.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Leif Ericson
Leif Ericson
Worksheet
Leif Ericson
Young historians will love learning facts about the famous Viking explorer Leif Ericson while practicing their reading comprehension and writing skills.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Students will draw conclusions about texts by combining what they learn from a text and their background knowledge.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Worksheet
Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Students will make inferences, compare texts, and identify figurative language as they interpret reading passages.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Lesson Plan
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Let’s travel across the United States! In this city-themed lesson that integrates reading and social studies, students explore the culture and history of the cities in the United States.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Readers practice analyzing a character in a work of fiction as they read a passage from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Papering the Plains States
Papering the Plains States
Lesson Plan
Papering the Plains States
Making inferences from texts about the Plains States, your students will learn how to read with a purpose! In this lesson, your students will practice important skills while developing knowledge of various states.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Picture This Inference
Picture This Inference
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Picture This Inference
This fun resource will strengthen students’ emotional intelligence as they use images to make inferences, a skill which contributes to improved reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences with Pictures
Making Inferences with Pictures
Worksheet
Making Inferences with Pictures
Children use their logic skills to look at the images and decide which of two statements describes each one best in this second grade literacy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
Worksheet
Amerigo Vespucci
America gets its name from Amerigo Vespucci. Kids will learn about this important historical figure with this fun worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Lesson Plan
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
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Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Children are introduced to Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who got her start at a young age accompanying her mother as she registered African Americans to vote.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Crystal Heart
The Crystal Heart
Worksheet
The Crystal Heart
In this retelling of The Crystal Heart, a Vietnamese folk tale, kids will put themselves in the shoes of the main character and write a simple song!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Worksheet
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Little brothers and sisters can be annoying sometimes, but that's never an excuse to waste a perfectly good cupcake.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Goodbye London, hello Neverland. In this lesson, students will complete the final pages of their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks by taking a more in-depth look at Peter's full character and what possibilities Neverland might hold.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
Worksheet
Making Inferences About Feelings
Students will make inferences about feelings and perspectives in a short text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Secret Garden Setting
The Secret Garden Setting
Worksheet
The Secret Garden Setting
The Secret Garden's setting tells you a lot about characters, plot, and conflict. Explore the role of setting in literature in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beethoven Biography
Beethoven Biography
Worksheet
Beethoven Biography
Learn about one of the most famous composers (and one of the first musicians to be known by only one name), Ludwig van Beethoven, in this biography of his life.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sentence Stems for Making Inferences
Sentence Stems for Making Inferences
Worksheet
Sentence Stems for Making Inferences
Students will use sentence stems and frames to make inferences about a story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet