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Fun with Sight Words
Fun with Sight Words
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Fun with Sight Words
Use this fun games-inspired lesson plan to review or preview sight words with your ELs as they practice reading and spelling high frequency words. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Sight Word Bingo lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Get ready to teach students strategies for understanding new words! Students will practice strategies to read new words in nonfiction books. This lesson can be used alone or with the New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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I Like to Spell LIKE!
I Like to Spell LIKE!
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I Like to Spell LIKE!
"Like" is a fundamental word for beginning readers and writers. Help your students learn to spell and write sentences with this popular sight word in this collaborative class lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
How Many Sounds Does A Make?
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
Your students will learn all about the many sounds of the letter A in this vowel-focused lesson plan. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Vowel Hop** lesson plan.
Preschool
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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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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Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
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Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Read and roll! This interactive game can be used as an engaging activity or an assessment tool that allows you to easily monitor your students’ ability to blend phonemes together to create words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
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Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Chomp
Word Chomp
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Word Chomp
Chomp along to "The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark" as students focus on high frequency words and final consonant sounds. This lesson is sure to be an ocean-themed favorite!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Do You Do with a Book?
What Do You Do with a Book?
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What Do You Do with a Book?
In this fun, respect-themed lesson plan, your ELs will learn all about proper book handling with a hilarious worm as their guide! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Treat Books Right** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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How Many Letters?
How Many Letters?
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How Many Letters?
Practice reading and spelling names in this math infused writing lesson!
Kindergarten
Math
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What Do You Hear?
What Do You Hear?
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What Do You Hear?
Use this helpful review or pre-lesson to introduce the idea that letters make the same sound, regardless of their place in a word. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Same Sound Different Location** lesson plan.
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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Spell and Say Words with A
Spell and Say Words with A
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Spell and Say Words with A
Spell and say those words with an A! Students will become familiar with common A sight words. It all starts with a fun “sight word hunt” around the classroom to introduce the lesson and ends with a word game that incorporates movement!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Students will love practicing their sight word reading skills using this fun scavenger hunt lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the Sight Word Salad lesson plan.
1st grade
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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Preview with Post-Its!
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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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Animal Vowels
Animal Vowels
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Animal Vowels
Have some fun sorting out short vowels in this animal-filled lesson!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Pairs
Rhyming Pairs
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Rhyming Pairs
Use Mem Fox's exciting read aloud to introduce or review the concept of rhyming word pairs with your ELs. This lesson can be used as a stand alone or support for the lesson plan Rhyming with Sam I Am.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Words that Sound the Same
Words that Sound the Same
Lesson Plan
Words that Sound the Same
In this hilarious lesson plan filled with homophones, students will get to practice identifying and using multiple meaning words. This can be used on its own or as a pre-lesson for the Multiple Meaning Motivation lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
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Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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A-Z Scavenger Hunt
A-Z Scavenger Hunt
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A-Z Scavenger Hunt
Your students will love learning a new version of the classic alphabet song to practice learning their letter sounds! Then students will enjoy further practice as they go on an alphabet scavenger hunt! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **A-Z Beginning Sounds** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Cooking Up Blends
Cooking Up Blends
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Cooking Up Blends
Have students “cook” the right blends to make a fantastic word dish with beginning, middle, and ending letter sounds. In this lesson, your students will practice recognizing common CVC words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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