W.2.3 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3

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"Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure."

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

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Super Sequencing!
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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How and Why Stories
How and Why Stories
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How and Why Stories
In this lesson, students have a great time using their imaginations to collaborate and create their own story following the "how and why" style of common folktales.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Capture That Reader!
Capture That Reader!
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Capture That Reader!
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
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A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
In this fun lesson, students will get to imagine what a day in the life of the Easter Bunny might look like! All the while practicing their narrative writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Elaborating on My Feelings
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Feel the Beat
Feel the Beat
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Feel the Beat
Poetry and dance come together in this fun lesson! After reading a book of poems about dance moves, students create their own poem and dance performances.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Stories
Musical Stories
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Musical Stories
This interactive lesson helps students make their stories come alive! Students construct multimedia narratives that contain both written words and songs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Own Ending
Write Your Own Ending
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Write Your Own Ending
Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
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Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Hooks
Story Hooks
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Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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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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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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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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