SL.2.1.A Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1.A

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"Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion)."

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

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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Water Soluble Science
Water Soluble Science
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Water Soluble Science
Your students will enjoy this hands on lesson where they make simple solutions and mixtures. They will have an opportunity to predict and observe solids that dissolve in water.
1st grade
Science
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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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My Many Colored Days
My Many Colored Days
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My Many Colored Days
In this lesson, students will read the story *My Many Colored Days* by Dr. Seuss, and reflect on the many different feelings we may experience. They will use body maps to color in where they may feel different emotions in their body.
2nd grade
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Special Talents
Special Talents
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Special Talents
In this lesson, students will work in groups and cut out pictures to make a collage that encapsulates their greatest strengths and talents. The class will compile all their collages to showcase their talents.
2nd grade
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Listening to What Matters
Listening to What Matters
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Listening to What Matters
In this lesson, students will learn the importance of nonviolent communication and listening to others in order to have a more supportive community.
2nd grade
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The Way I Act
The Way I Act
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The Way I Act
In this lesson, students will hear the story "The Way I Act" and complete two activities connected to the story. They will practice mindful breathing and explore how to have more control over their bodies, behaviors, emotions, and choices.
2nd grade
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Soaking in the Good
Soaking in the Good
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Soaking in the Good
In this lesson, students will explore how sadness, loneliness, gratitude, connection, and love feel in their bodies. They will also learn about negativity bias and practice “soaking in the good” by savoring positive feelings.
2nd grade
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Role-Playing Scenarios
Role-Playing Scenarios
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Role-Playing Scenarios
In this lesson, students will learn the term "restorative justice." They will discuss the role of restorative justice in the book *What are you staring at?*, and they will brainstorm ways they can bring these practices into the classroom.
2nd grade
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Fact or Assumption
Fact or Assumption
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Fact or Assumption
Distinguishing between facts and assumptions is an important life skill. In this lesson, students will articulate the difference between assumptions and facts through class discussion and a poster activity.
2nd grade
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Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow
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Yoga Flow
In this lesson, students will learn self-regulation techniques and be guided through yoga stretches and movements. Then, they will write about how yoga makes them feel and how it may help reduce stress.
2nd grade
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Drawn Together
Drawn Together
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Drawn Together
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Drawn Together* and create a Diversity Board. They will consider how appreciating each other's differences in school supports relationships and community.
2nd grade
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Training Our Puppy Mind
Training Our Puppy Mind
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Training Our Puppy Mind
In this lesson, students will practice mindfulness and learn how our minds can be like a puppy. They will learn that we can use mindfulness to train our wandering minds by bringing our thoughts back to our bodies, breathing, or sounds.
2nd grade
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
In this lesson, students will explore phrases related to growth mindset through the eyes of basketball player Michael Jordan. They will hear a story about Jordan overcoming his self-doubts and reflect on ways they can approach challenges.
2nd grade
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This May Take Time: Growth Mindset
This May Take Time: Growth Mindset
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This May Take Time: Growth Mindset
In this lesson, students will explore growth mindset and learn to shift from saying “This is too hard,” to “This may take time.” They will practice slowing down and building patience when things are challenging and require effort.
2nd grade
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My Best Self
My Best Self
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My Best Self
Seeing the best in ourselves can support us emotionally, socially, and academically. In this lesson, students will reflect on when they have been their best selves, and they'll practice loving kindness during a mindfulness session.
2nd grade
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The Power of Words
The Power of Words
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The Power of Words
Words can uplift others, but they can also cause harm. In this lesson, students will hear the story *Desmond and the Very Mean Word*, and they'll discuss the power of positive and negative words in friendships, school, and community.
2nd grade
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Animal Poses to Create Calm
Animal Poses to Create Calm
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Animal Poses to Create Calm
Mindful movement can support calm and can also be fun! In this lesson, students will create their own animal pose to teach the class, then journal and draw a picture of themselves in their mindful movement animal pose.
2nd grade
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Friendship Tea
Friendship Tea
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Friendship Tea
The recipe for friendship includes kindness, honesty, and understanding, among other things! In this lesson, students will discuss the recipe for friendship, make a perfect pot of tea, and reflect on how to make upset friends feel better.
2nd grade
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Pause, Breathe, Create
Pause, Breathe, Create
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Pause, Breathe, Create
In this lesson, students will explore how art can be a tool to express or reflect on emotions.
2nd grade
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I Like Myself
I Like Myself
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I Like Myself
Students will explore self-esteem through the book *I Like Myself* by Karen Beaumont. They will write secret kindness notes to others and to themselves, and reflect on how self-esteem can support connection with oneself and the community.
2nd grade
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I Am Human
I Am Human
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I Am Human
Deliberate practice of gratitude is a powerful way to grow happiness and build resilience. In this lesson, students will create a book as a way of reflecting on being human and practicing gratitude.
2nd grade
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We Are Peacemakers
We Are Peacemakers
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We Are Peacemakers
On some level, all humans want to feel peace and to feel loved. In this lesson, students will practice sending peaceful thoughts to themselves and others and discuss how these practices can support peace in their lives and community.
2nd grade
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Service for Our School Community
Service for Our School Community
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Service for Our School Community
Service can bring out the best in people and communities. In this lesson, students discuss what it means to serve and explore ways that they would like to support their school and community with service work.
2nd grade
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Kindness Goes a Long Way
Kindness Goes a Long Way
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Kindness Goes a Long Way
Performing acts of kindness and love can bring classrooms together! In this lesson, students will hear true stories of random acts of kindness and will perform kind deeds of their own in groups.
2nd grade
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What Makes an Awesome Leader?
What Makes an Awesome Leader?
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What Makes an Awesome Leader?
What makes an excellent leader? In this lesson, students will discuss leadership and design a video that informs others of what it means to be a positive leader.
2nd grade
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Write, Draw, Reflect
Write, Draw, Reflect
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Write, Draw, Reflect
In this lesson, students will reflect on what they have learned, connected to mindfulness and living in a caring community, and will write a letter to a future student to encourage them in their learning, as well.
2nd grade
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
Mindfulness & Creation Stations
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
2nd grade
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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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