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Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
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Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
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Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to review or teach all about retelling a story with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions
Making Predictions
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Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice making predictions while telling stories. Students will learn to use sequencing words like first, then, and last. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predict It lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
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Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Take the mystery out of comprehending nonfiction by becoming a text feature detective! Find clues before reading to get your brain ready to learn!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Is Telling the Story?
Who Is Telling the Story?
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Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mini Dictionaries!
Mini Dictionaries!
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Mini Dictionaries!
Smaller dictionaries that are totally relevant to the material being read? In this lesson, students will learn that these miraculously really do exist and go by the name of glossaries!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Real or Not?
Real or Not?
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Real or Not?
In this fun compare and contrast lesson plan, preschool students will dive into the world of cows! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Imagination Real or Make Believe** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Look for the Clues
Look for the Clues
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Look for the Clues
What the character will do next? Designed to teach students the skill of predicting characters’ actions, this lesson guides students to use clues and evidence from the text to make their predictions. Let’s follow those clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Match Author's Point with Evidence
Match Author's Point with Evidence
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Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and discuss the author's point and the information that supports it. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the What’s the Point? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
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Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Sequence
Understanding Sequence
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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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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
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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
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I Predict...
I Predict...
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I Predict...
Help your students learn all about making predictions in this fun reading comprehension lesson plan. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson plan for the **Reading Without Words** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
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Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
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Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This English Learner support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sound Machines
Sound Machines
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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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Whose Point Is It Anyway?
Whose Point Is It Anyway?
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Whose Point Is It Anyway?
What if Cinderella’s stepsisters weren’t really evil? In this engaging lesson, you will introduce your students to multiple points of view and discuss how these different perspectives can change a reader’s experience.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
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Similarities and Differences
Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting the key details in two texts on the same topic. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *What's Similar? What's Different?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Predicting Pictures
Predicting Pictures
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Predicting Pictures
Reading isn't just about reading words, it can be about reading pictures, too! Help your EL students search for clues with this lesson plan all about decoding pictures.This EL support lesson can be used with the lesson plan **Picture Clues**.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Explorer Letters
Explorer Letters
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Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
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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
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Quotes with Introductory Phrases
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Help your EL students find and record quotes as evidence in nonfiction texts with the help of introductory phrases and sentence frames. This can support the lesson Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
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Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
In this lesson, students will examine illustrations and write about them using declarative sentences. This can be used on its own or as support for the lesson A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Connecting Text and Illustrations.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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