RI.1.4 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4

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"Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text."

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
In this lesson, you will use “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to teach students about the butterfly life cycle. After listening to the story read aloud, students will use their knowledge to create their own butterfly life cycles!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
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What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
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Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
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Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
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Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
Learning About Maria Tallchief
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about America's prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
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Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
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Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
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Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
This lesson plan teaches students about Frida Kahlo and her legacy as an activist and artist who continues to inspire people all over the world. Students will listen to a story about Frida Kahlo and reflect on what it means to be an artist.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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