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Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Lesson Plan
Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Look at history! In this lesson, guide students through an exploration of the context, causes, and effects of the Transcontinental Railroad, and help them practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Response Journal
Reading Response Journal
Worksheet
Reading Response Journal
Young readers respond to the books they have completed with this versatile worksheet template. 
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Book That Cried Wolf
The Book That Cried Wolf
Workbook
The Book That Cried Wolf
This book has The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and more. What do these stories have in common? One wolfish character after another and a great excuse to compare and contrast stories.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Activity
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Your Day: Story Sequencing
Your Day: Story Sequencing
Lesson Plan
Your Day: Story Sequencing
Get your preschoolers ready for reading by practicing story sequencing. Testing their knowledge of how things are ordered will help them improve their reading comprehension skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Most Special Easter Egg
The Most Special Easter Egg
Lesson Plan
The Most Special Easter Egg
Kindergarten students will love reading this heartwarming story about a little bunny inspired by Easter! Afterwards, they will practice developing their retelling skills with drawings and vocabulary.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Lesson Plan
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Ants and the Grasshopper
The Ants and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
The Ants and the Grasshopper
Read Aesop's classic fable, then answer a few reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Five Finger Story Sequencing
Five Finger Story Sequencing
Worksheet
Five Finger Story Sequencing
Make sequencing stories more interesting than just beginning, middle, and end! This "handy" graphic organizer can be used with all fiction to help set up a concise but thorough summary using a five finger strategy.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Children’s Stories, Poems, and Songs
Children’s Stories, Poems, and Songs
Workbook
Children’s Stories, Poems, and Songs
Well-loved favorites like "The Three Little Pigs" and "Five Little Monkeys" are featured in this sweet reading comprehension workbook. Read the stories, poems, and songs. Then, answer the thoughtful questions that follow.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
Worksheet
The Little Red Hen
Read this classic children's story — then stage a stick puppet performance of it!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Elements of Fairy Tales
Elements of Fairy Tales
Lesson Plan
Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Lesson Plan
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Get your students excited about geography with a lesson on Earth's oceans. After reading two different texts, they'll be ready to dive right into ocean paragraph writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Lesson Plan
Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Let your class act out! Students will reenact Goldilocks and the Three Bears while learning about narratives and story plots.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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
Reading & Writing
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Terrestrial Biomes
Terrestrial Biomes
Workbook
Terrestrial Biomes
A biome is a community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. In this great introductory overview, we explore the vocabulary, flora, and fauna of the world's biomes: tundra, taiga, grasslands, deciduous forest, chaparral, desert, savanna,
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
National Treasures: People, Places, and Things
National Treasures: People, Places, and Things
Workbook
National Treasures: People, Places, and Things
United States symbols include songs, buildings, documents and people. This introduction to the Constitution and national treasures keeps learning fun and manageable for your young citizens.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Focus on Founding Fathers
Focus on Founding Fathers
Lesson Plan
Focus on Founding Fathers
This lesson will allow students to explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Founding Fathers by completing an online scavenger hunt and writing a basic biography.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tell Me About Your Favorite Book
Tell Me About Your Favorite Book
Worksheet
Tell Me About Your Favorite Book
Students learn to retell familiar stories by sharing about one of their favorite books. Students will share important details from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What’s the (Main) Topic?
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Lesson Plan
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Teach your students how to identify the main topic using story cards and an interactive read aloud in this engaging lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Happened?
What Happened?
Lesson Plan
What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
Lesson Plan
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
A lesson about the Great Depression doesn't have to depress your students! They will enjoy building background knowledge for *Bud, Not Buddy* with great interactive and cooperative learning tasks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
Lesson Plan
Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
In fifth grade, students are expected to analyze complex texts on a deeper level. Teach your students to use close reading strategies, like rereading and annotation symbols, to dive deeper into fictional texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence
Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence
Worksheet
Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence
Unwind the complicated language of the Declaration of Independence with this paraphrasing activity!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet