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Vowels Are Special
Vowels Are Special
Lesson Plan
Vowels Are Special
In this fun alphabet-focused lesson plan, students will learn all about vowels! With a special focus on the letter A, this is a great way to help your students learn all about short vowel sounds. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **A-E-I-O-U** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Captions for Illustrations
Captions for Illustrations
Lesson Plan
Captions for Illustrations
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the components that make a good caption for an illustration. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Vocabulary in Context
Vocabulary in Context
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary in Context
In this lesson, students will improve their skills in using context clues to determine the meaning of difficult words. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Journey on the Underground Railroad.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Word Family Letters
Word Family Letters
Lesson Plan
Word Family Letters
In this fun lesson, students will learn about letter writing while practicing reading and spelling words in the same word family. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Pop! Pop! Pop! Words in the -Op Family.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Lesson Plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Problem and Solution Summaries
Problem and Solution Summaries
Lesson Plan
Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Basic Fiction Summaries
Basic Fiction Summaries
Lesson Plan
Basic Fiction Summaries
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Lesson Plan
Who Am I?
Your animal loving students will have a blast reviewing a common sight word as they give their friends clues to guess one another's animal! Can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support lesson for the **Sight Word Fun: AM** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Sight Words
Sight Words
Lesson Plan
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
ELs will get a chance to practice their listening and reading comprehension skills as they answer questions about the key details in a read-aloud text. Use as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the Questions for Comprehension lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
What's the Sequence?
What's the Sequence?
Lesson Plan
What's the Sequence?
Preschool students will love bringing the Five Little Ducks to life as they practice story sequencing in this fun hands on lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Your Day Story Sequencing** lesson.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
A Simple Summary
A Simple Summary
Lesson Plan
A Simple Summary
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn how to create a simple summary, paying attention to the sequence in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Simple Summaries* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
What Happened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider?
What Happened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider?
Lesson Plan
What Happened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider?
Preschoolers love to sing! In this fun, hands-on, art inspired lesson plan, your preschool ELs will practice retelling a story while using a well-loved song. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Caps For Sale** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Signal Cause and Effect
Signal Cause and Effect
Lesson Plan
Signal Cause and Effect
Teach your students to recognize the words that signal cause and effect relationships. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
Lesson Plan
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice identifying the subject and predicate of a sentence and making predictions with textual evidence as they read short fictional texts. Use it as a stand alone lesson or as a precursor to What's Next?
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
A first grade classic takes center stage in this lesson on comparing and contrasting characters. This lesson can be used alone or with the Compare and Contrast with Wolves lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Math
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Story Hooks
Story Hooks
Lesson Plan
Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Lesson Plan
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
Lesson Plan
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Close Reading Strategy
Close Reading Strategy
Lesson Plan
Close Reading Strategy
This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently
Reading Fluently
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently
Use this lesson to help your ELs gain confidence as they read aloud texts. They will practice decoding strategies that will help improve fluency. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/picture-book-pacing/" target="_blank">Picture Book Pacing</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Problem and Solution Practice
Problem and Solution Practice
Lesson Plan
Problem and Solution Practice
Help your ELs learn how to identify the problem and solution in a fictional text by using transition words as a foundation for their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support to the lesson There’s No I in Theme-work!
5th grade
Math
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