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Summer Drama
Summer Drama
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Summer Drama
You won't strike out with this lesson on finding the theme of a script. Use this lesson to help your students identify the elements of a script and find the theme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
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Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Look at history! In this lesson, guide students through an exploration of the context, causes, and effects of the Transcontinental Railroad, and help them practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Lesson Plan
An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn common English sound words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Onomatopoeia Practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sound Machines
Sound Machines
Lesson Plan
Sound Machines
Your ELs will love getting creative as they make their very own sound machines to explore how common materials make different sounds. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Can You Hear a Who?** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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We Read Together
We Read Together
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We Read Together
In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Read, Read, Read!
Read, Read, Read!
Lesson Plan
Read, Read, Read!
Get your students ready for reading using this fun phonemic awareness lesson plan focused on the letter M!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Sequence
Understanding Sequence
Lesson Plan
Understanding Sequence
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand sequencing in fictional texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Sequencing: Order in the Court lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Comparisons
Character Comparisons
Lesson Plan
Character Comparisons
Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast supporting characters from excerpted texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support the lesson Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Wowza Word Sort
Wowza Word Sort
Lesson Plan
Wowza Word Sort
In this lesson, students will practice reading sight words and sorting them based on initial letter. This lesson can be used alone or with the Wowza Word Walls lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Nonfiction Main Idea
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Let's get reading! In this lesson, students will identify the main idea and details of a nonfiction text. Use this on its own or as support for the lesson Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What’s Next?
What’s Next?
Lesson Plan
What’s Next?
Guess what comes next! Teach your students to make a prediction based on textual evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How Many Features?
How Many Features?
Lesson Plan
How Many Features?
What’s the deal with all of those text features? Use this handy lesson plan to help your second graders answer that very question.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
Lesson Plan
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 Sight Word Celebration!
A Sight Word Celebration!
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A Sight Word Celebration!
Celebrate your students’ sight word success with a sight word celebration lesson! Customizable for use with any sight words, this lesson can be implemented after teaching a group of sight words or at the end of the year.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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All About Nonfiction
All About Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
All About Nonfiction
Use this lesson plan as a stand alone or support lesson to introduce or review nonfiction text features to your ELs.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
Lesson Plan
Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About the Picture
All About the Picture
Lesson Plan
All About the Picture
This is a great lesson plan to introduce your EL students to the use of illustrations in a story. This can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson What's in a Picture?
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
Lesson Plan
Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Play It Again
Play It Again
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Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practice their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
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Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Capture the tip of the iceberg! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to summarize nonfiction texts by noting the “tip of the iceberg,” also known as the main idea. Students will identify and sequence them.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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I Pledge Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance
Lesson Plan
I Pledge Allegiance
Give your students an introduction to the trickiest vocabulary in the Pledge of Allegiance with this lesson. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the All About the Pledge of Allegiance lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Lesson Plan
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Lesson Plan
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Cesar Chavez is a perfect example of a champion for social justice. Students will refine inference skills by using background knowledge and evidence from the text, while also discovering an important American civil rights activist.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Lesson Plan
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Give your ELs concrete experience with adverbs and adverbial phrases as a tool to discover details in nonfiction texts. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the Hey! What's the Big Idea? lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inferring with Visual Elements
Inferring with Visual Elements
Lesson Plan
Inferring with Visual Elements
Your ELs will practice drawing connections between illustrations and relevant text in a story in order to make inferences. This lesson can be a stand-alone resource or it can be paired with the lesson Analyzing Visual Elements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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