SL.1.1 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1

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"Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups."

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

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Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
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Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
This lesson focuses on reading comprehension by answering the 5W's about the story, The Three Little Pigs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Me: Character Traits
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All About Me: Character Traits
It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sink or Float
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Sink or Float
Introduce your students to the scientific concept of sink or float. This hands-on experiment allows them to see which objects sink and which float. The concepts taught will be solidified with the completion of worksheets.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Predicting Pictures
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Predicting Pictures
Enhance your child's predictive abilities with this creative reading lesson. By imitating the styles of Eric Carle's Do You Want to Be My Friend?, students will create and share their own mini guessing games.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Paper Bag Princess
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The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What Happened?
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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
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Super Sequencing!
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Super Sequencing!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Craft Stick Story Elements
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Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Ask Me How
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Ask Me How
How? In this lesson, your students will become familiar with using this question word to investigate how things work.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Symbols, Symbols All Around!
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Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Where can we find United States symbols? In this lesson, students will not only learn about the familiar United States symbols, but also create a flag full of symbols that represents who they are and what they enjoy.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Move Like an Animal!
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Move Like an Animal!
Have your students get energized while they learn about animal locomotion and move around like various animals!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Preview with Post-Its!
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Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Predict It
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Predict It
Engage students in reading grade-level texts by making and testing predictions. Your students will be excited to read on to find out if their predictions are correct!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
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Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Students will love learning about a tiny (yet very interesting!) animal in this rainforest-inspired lesson plan focusing on ants.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Are you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? Irregular verbs break all the rules! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use the correct past tense form of regular and irregular verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Work It Out
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Work It Out
In this social skills lesson, students will get to practice identifying what to do in times of conflict. Conflict resolution is an important social skill for kindergarten students to master as they begin form new relationships with their classmates.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
ELs will gain valuable practice learning about text features as they practice close reading and communication skills during a nonfiction picture walk. Use on its own or as a support for the Classifying Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning How to Listen
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Learning How to Listen
In this lesson students, learn how to listen and practice community-building skills using the circle process. This lesson helps build community and establish norms for how students communicate with each other.
Kindergarten
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Learning How to be a Good Friend
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Learning How to be a Good Friend
In this lesson, students will learn how to be a good friend. The class will generate guidelines on friendship and create a friendship collage.
Kindergarten
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Learning How to Practice Peace
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Learning How to Practice Peace
In this lesson, students will learn how to practice peace when they feel hurt or have a disagreement. These steps can be followed whenever conflict arises in the classroom.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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What Is Code?
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What Is Code?
What is code? In this lesson you'll introduce students to the concept of code (a system of symbols used for communication) using both physical and virtual experiences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Peace Corner
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Peace Corner
The peace corner is a space where students may practice previously taught calm-down methods, such as deep breathing and mindfulness. Students will draw a picture of themselves in the peace corner and practice in small groups.
Kindergarten
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Range of Emotions
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Range of Emotions
In this lesson, students will learn about how emotions change and will understand and discuss different feeling words for different emotions by associating emotions with colors, visuals, and a charades game.
Kindergarten
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
In this lesson, students will discuss, generate a list, and practice appropriate activities that may improve the way they feel. Students will engage in a gratitude practice and learn strategies for changing their mood.
Kindergarten
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Superhero Senses
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Superhero Senses
In this lesson, students will learn about their superpower sense of listening and speaking by listening and responding to questions with kindness, attention, and mindfulness.
Kindergarten
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Spreading Kindness
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Spreading Kindness
In this lesson, students will answer questions, role-play different scenarios, and explore their feelings as they make healthy choices. They will also learn some questions to ask themselves when making decisions.
Kindergarten
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Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart
In this lesson, students will practice loving kindness for a classmate by writing them a letter or drawing them a picture showing their appreciation.
Kindergarten
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Empathy
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Empathy
In this lesson, students will explore and discuss the term "empathy" by hearing stories from two different perspectives and identifying the feelings of each of the characters. They will also discuss what it means to be true to ourselves.
Kindergarten
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Just the Facts, Please!
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Just the Facts, Please!
Learning how to distinguish between facts and opinions is critical for the development of communication and social skills. In this lesson, students will learn the difference between facts and opinions through play and pictures.
Kindergarten
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