Early Literacy Lesson Plans

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Reading Picture Clues
Reading Picture Clues
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Reading Picture Clues
In this lesson, students will learn how to get information from pictures in texts. They will describe pictures with a partner and see if their descriptions match the words in the text. This lesson can be used alone or as a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
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Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
In this fun literacy lesson, your ELs will get to review or learn all about the parts of a book! This can be a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson What We Like About Stories.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Linking Letter Sounds
Linking Letter Sounds
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Linking Letter Sounds
In this caterpillar-focused lesson plan, students will practice identifying words that begin with the letter C, while learning about the metamorphosis of a butterfly. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
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Using Pictures to Read Words
This is a great introductory lesson to teach students about the importance of illustrations when reading. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Introducing Reader's Workshop lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Winning Hopscotch: Sight Words
Winning Hopscotch: Sight Words
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Winning Hopscotch: Sight Words
Have your students jump into this fun reading lesson. It features an engaging game of hopscotch and lots of sight word practice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Five Senses at the Zoo
Five Senses at the Zoo
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Five Senses at the Zoo
What happens when you observe the animals (or children) at the zoo? Find out in this fun writing and science infused lesson that combines learning about the five senses with humor!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Z is for Zookeeper
Z is for Zookeeper
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Z is for Zookeeper
Catch some Z's with this activity that helps your class familiarize themselves with the letter Z. Students will learn about zookeepers and draw a six-part person.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
Catch him if you can! In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they caught a leprechaun. They will also create their own leprechaun doll that they can hide somewhere in their home or classroom.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Get Ready to Write!
Get Ready to Write!
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Get Ready to Write!
In this lesson, students will begin getting ready to write by practicing their prewriting skills. They will work on building fine motor strength, practicing hand-eye coordination, and take part in sensory activities as well!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Master Decoders
Master Decoders
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Master Decoders
Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Up, Up, and Away!
Up, Up, and Away!
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Up, Up, and Away!
Up, Up, and Away! Let your students' creativity soar with this lesson plan that has them catch the beauty of hot air balloons in multimedia craft projects.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Sharing Ideas with a Friend
Sharing Ideas with a Friend
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Sharing Ideas with a Friend
In this fun lesson all about sharing ideas, students will get an overview of partnership rules, and time to practice working with a partner. This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Me and My Partner** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Generate It!
Generate It!
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Generate It!
Students will practice generating ideas for future stories while also working on their word spacing skills!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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I Am an Author
I Am an Author
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I Am an Author
It's time for some storytelling fun. In this creative lesson, students become authors and put together their own mini storybooks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
This lesson plan will have students practice their reading skills and build their reading stamina. This can be used as an introduction to kindergarten reader's workshop!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Old MacDonald and His Vowels
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Use this fun remake of the classic song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" to teach your students all about long vowel sounds! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Say My Name** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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F is for Fire Safety!
F is for Fire Safety!
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F is for Fire Safety!
F is for fire safety! In this lesson plan, introduce the letter F and teach about fire safety at the same time. This engaging lesson is filled with movement and a lot of learning fun!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Thanksgiving Lines
Thanksgiving Lines
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Thanksgiving Lines
Writing letters and creating intricate drawings requires being able to draw straight and curved lines. Thanksgiving can be a great time to practice making these lines in fun and decorative ways!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Wish Lists for Santa
Wish Lists for Santa
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Wish Lists for Santa
Have you been naughty or nice this year? It’s time to find out! In this writing lesson, students will practice using invented spelling to write Christmas wish lists to Santa.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Literacy Concepts
Learning About Literacy Concepts
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Learning About Literacy Concepts
This lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Reading Winners to introduce or review concepts of print and parts of a book to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
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Reading and Writing With Our Hands
In this fun hands on lesson plan, your ELs will get to practice segmenting and blending words in a tactile way! This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as a support lesson plan for the **Sound Smoothies** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
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EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
This lesson plan will introduce your ELs to one-to-one correspondance when reading. This is a great stand-alone lesson or a can be used as a pre-lesson for the **Pointers!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Me and My Partner
Me and My Partner
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Me and My Partner
Students will build relationships and reading skills with this fun partner-themed lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Early Literacy Lesson Plans

Introduce children to early literacy concepts, an important first step on the road to reading fluency. Designed for students in the lower grades, these introductory reading and writing lesson plans help children establish a solid foundation in early literacy concepts and include topics such as sequencing events, picture comprehension, sentence features, proper book handling, and more.