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Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
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Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Students will learn how to identify story elements and create a short and sweet summary. They will fill out a graphic organizer and solidify their understanding by creating illustrations to show major plot points that they find themselves!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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How and Why Stories
How and Why Stories
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How and Why Stories
In this lesson, students have a great time using their imaginations to collaborate and create their own story following the "how and why" style of common folktales.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Recipe for a Perfect Story
The Recipe for a Perfect Story
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The Recipe for a Perfect Story
In this lesson, your students will learn all about the perfect recipe for a story! Your students will practice their knowledge by rolling a story element die and sharing with the class.
2nd grade
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Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
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Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
Make idioms easy as pie with this lesson that has your students create their very own comic! Students will write idioms in speech bubbles for cartoon captions in this fun figurative language activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Script with Adverbs
A Script with Adverbs
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A Script with Adverbs
Describe what's happening in the script! Use this lesson to help your ELs describe events in a drama. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Summer Drama.
4th grade
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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All About the Story
All About the Story
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All About the Story
Use this engaging lesson plan to introduce the concept of perspective and story sequencing to your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Put Me in the Zoo.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Kids love being silly and they love making things their own. Your kindergarteners will adore the poems in this hilarious read aloud and love being able to write and perform their very own sensory language poetry!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Engage students in analysis by examining archetypes in fairy tales. Teach students to identify heroes and villains in fairy tales, examine patterns, and create their own fairy tales to express their knowledge of archetypes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
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Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
In this lesson you will allow students to explore the inferences in the opening chapter of Bud, Not Buddy. Then they will have the opportunity to develop these skills further with high cognitive partner and individual activities.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About the 5 W's
All About the 5 W's
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All About the 5 W's
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of important details in a text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
2nd grade
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Readers Record Their Thinking
Readers Record Their Thinking
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Readers Record Their Thinking
It is important for students to stop and think as they read. This activity/lesson is a fun and quick way to see how students are thinking as they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
Got facts? Got opinions? Use this lesson plan to teach your students to evaluate texts for facts and opinions. Students will use a non-fiction text selection to collect quotes as proof.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sorting & Describing Books
Sorting & Describing Books
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Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
1st grade
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Sounds Familiar!
Sounds Familiar!
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Sounds Familiar!
Reading is about to come alive with onomatopoeia! In this lesson students will learn to differentiate between alliteration and onomatopoeia and practice determining how onomatopoeia is used by authors to convey rich meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Working with Idioms
Working with Idioms
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Working with Idioms
Figurative language can be difficult, especially for ELs. With the help of context clues and exposure to common idioms, it can be a piece of cake! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Take a Walk with Idioms* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Alliteration
All About Alliteration
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All About Alliteration
Consonants rule when it comes to alliteration. In this lesson, students will complete a variety of worksheets to enhance their understanding of beginning sounds and alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Can You Sense That?
Can You Sense That?
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Can You Sense That?
Soft or loud, sweet or bitter, happy or sad? How do your senses help you describe things around you? In this lesson, your students will use words that relate to their five senses.
1st 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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Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
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Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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A Colorful Halloween
A Colorful Halloween
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A Colorful Halloween
Happy Halloween! Celebrate the spookiest day of the year with this fun-filled lesson on colors and the difference between real and pretend.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
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These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Stories can change a lot depending on the point of view they are told from. In this lesson, students explore point of view by comparing and contrasting two versions of "The Three Little Pigs."
1st grade
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