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Text Features and Their Purposes
Text Features and Their Purposes
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Text Features and Their Purposes
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.
4th 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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Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
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Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Different Points of View
Exploring Different Points of View
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Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Key Details
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Key Details
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Key Details
In this lesson, your students will explore reading with technology with "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Students will use a graphic organizer to reflect on this story.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Journey on the Underground Railroad
Journey on the Underground Railroad
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Journey on the Underground Railroad
This lesson combines historical facts and creative writing to engage students in exercises that enhance both vocabulary and social studies knowledge.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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First- and Third-Person Point of View
First- and Third-Person Point of View
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First- and Third-Person Point of View
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand which pronouns to use when writing from different points of view. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a support lesson for the *My View as an Ant* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Fact or Opinion: Part 1
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Cats are the best! Pizza is better! My teacher rules! In Fact or Opinion: Part 1, your students will combine reading and writing to learn about the differences between facts and opinions and how those differences are communicated.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Flowers
All About Flowers
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All About Flowers
Preschool ELs will love practicing their observation and writing skills as they learn all about flowers in this fun hands-on lesson plan! Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **We Love Bees!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Urban, Suburban, or Rural
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Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Students will have a blast as they engage in interactive projects to learn about the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural communities. This lesson will help them develop both their writing and social-studies skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
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Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
What's the difference between primary and secondary sources? This lesson will compare the two types of sources and ask students to discuss the benefits of using each source.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary in Context
Vocabulary in Context
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Vocabulary in Context
In this lesson, students will improve their skills in using context clues to determine the meaning of difficult words. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Journey on the Underground Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd 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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Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
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Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Five Ways to Respond to Literature
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Prepare your students to analyze and respond to literature by practicing five types of responses: predictions, questions, clarification, connections, and opinions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Spring Senses Poem
Spring Senses Poem
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Spring Senses Poem
Spring is here! You can feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it, and see it! In this spring lesson plan, students will create a spring poem using their five senses.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Five Senses Mystery Bags
Five Senses Mystery Bags
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Five Senses Mystery Bags
In this fun mystery bag lesson, students will practice using their five senses to describe objects to their peers. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Spring Senses Poem lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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We Love Bees!
We Love Bees!
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We Love Bees!
Students will be buzzing as they write and illustrate information about bees.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion
Fact or Opinion
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Fact or Opinion
Help your ELs learn to understand and differentiate between fact and opinion through the analysis of nonfiction text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fact or Opinion: Part 1 lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Day at the Zoo
A Day at the Zoo
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A Day at the Zoo
Your class will have so much fun reading books about the zoo and sharing reactions about the story that your they will be itching for a class field trip to the zoo!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Two Points of View
Two Points of View
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Two Points of View
Are your students ready to see narratives from a different perspective? This reading lesson will get students excited about discovering first- and third-person points of view.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequencing: Order in the Court!
Sequencing: Order in the Court!
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Sequencing: Order in the Court!
This lesson gives students the chance to demonstrate and reinforce their knowledge of sequencing. Have them role play a fantasy text to practice sequencing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Searching for Text Features
Searching for Text Features
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Searching for Text Features
This fun combination of scavenger hunt and bingo is sure to please young learners. Not only will your students increase their knowledge of text features, they'll also enjoy a selection of engaging games.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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