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Text Features Evaluation
Text Features Evaluation
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Text Features Evaluation
Use this lesson to help your ELs evaluate the purpose of text features and justify their answers. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing Nonfiction Text Features.
5th grade
Math
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Rhyming Pairs
Rhyming Pairs
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Rhyming Pairs
Use Mem Fox's exciting read aloud to introduce or review the concept of rhyming word pairs with your ELs. This lesson can be used as a stand alone or support for the lesson plan Rhyming with Sam I Am.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
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Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
In this lesson, students will examine illustrations and write about them using declarative sentences. This can be used on its own or as support for the lesson A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Connecting Text and Illustrations.
4th grade
Math
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Adjectives in Informational Texts
Adjectives in Informational Texts
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Adjectives in Informational Texts
Describe the facts! This lesson teaches your ELs to identify adjectives and their important role as key details in informational texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Summarizing Nonfiction Texts.
4th grade
Math
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Personal Timeline
Personal Timeline
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Personal Timeline
Use this lesson to help your ELs strengthen their vocabulary and learn how to create a personal timeline. Teach this lesson as a standalone lesson or use it as support for the lesson Timelines and Nonfiction Text.
4th grade
Math
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Idioms
Idioms
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Idioms
Idioms are especially difficult for English Language Learners! Give your students an introduction to idioms with this lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Main Topic
Main Topic
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Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practice identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to review or teach all about retelling a story with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End.
Kindergarten
Math
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Inferences and Quotes as Proof
Inferences and Quotes as Proof
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Inferences and Quotes as Proof
Got quotes? Use this lesson plan to teach your EL students how to select appropriate quotes from the text that support their conclusions! Use this lesson on its own or as support to The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy lesson.
5th grade
Math
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An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Lesson Plan
An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn common English sound words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Onomatopoeia Practice.
5th grade
Math
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Character Comparisons
Character Comparisons
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Character Comparisons
Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast supporting characters from excerpted texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support the lesson Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III.
4th grade
Math
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What Was the Problem?
What Was the Problem?
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What Was the Problem?
Use this lesson to teach your students to use the correct past tense language when speaking about a story they have read. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Stop and Jot!
Stop and Jot!
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Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
1st grade
Math
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Sight Word Notes
Sight Word Notes
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Sight Word Notes
In this fun lesson plan, students will get to practice using sight words while writing notes to their peers. This is a great introductory lesson as a stand alone or a support lesson for the lesson plan **A Sight Word Celebration**.
Kindergarten
Math
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Get ready to teach students strategies for understanding new words! Students will practice strategies to read new words in nonfiction books. This lesson can be used alone or with the New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Evidence as a Statement
Evidence as a Statement
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Evidence as a Statement
Teach your students to explain details in a text by using declarative sentences. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Color Coding Nonfiction Text* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Wowza Word Sort
Wowza Word Sort
Lesson Plan
Wowza Word Sort
In this lesson, students will practice reading sight words and sorting them based on initial letter. This lesson can be used alone or with the Wowza Word Walls lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Similes with Linking Words
Similes with Linking Words
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Similes with Linking Words
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the structure and meaning of similes. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors.
5th grade
Math
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Quotes with Introductory Phrases
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Help your EL students find and record quotes as evidence in nonfiction texts with the help of introductory phrases and sentence frames. This can support the lesson Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts.
5th grade
Math
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We Read Together
We Read Together
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We Read Together
In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
Preschool
Math
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Focus on the Similarities
Focus on the Similarities
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Focus on the Similarities
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the similarities between stories with words that signal comparison. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *The Same or Different? You Decide!* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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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
Math
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More Vowels
More Vowels
Lesson Plan
More Vowels
Students will have fun working with partners as they identify the missing vowels in common animal CVC words. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Animal Vowels** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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How Does it End?
How Does it End?
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How Does it End?
This is a great lesson for students to practice identifying the ending sounds in words and connecting those sounds to specific letters in the alphabet! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Ending Notes** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
Buzzing Sensory Poems
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
In this fun bee-inspired lesson plan, students will be able to practice using sensory language when writing their very own poems. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan **Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry**
Kindergarten
Math
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