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Take a Walk with Idioms
Take a Walk with Idioms
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Take a Walk with Idioms
Get your students moving! In this lesson, your students will walk around the classroom as they practice using and interpreting idioms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Me and My Partner
Me and My Partner
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Me and My Partner
Students will build relationships and reading skills with this fun partner-themed lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea
At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea
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At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea
Introduce the concept of a main idea to your little scholars using stories about the zoo! Students will help find the main idea and draw a picture to solidify their understanding.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Mash-Up Reading Reflections!
Mash-Up Reading Reflections!
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Mash-Up Reading Reflections!
Using this lesson plan, your students will synthesize literary information by reimagining storyline outcomes. Substituting characters from their favorite texts and reimagining the effects will excite and bring your class new insights!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Wild Mitten
The Wild Mitten
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The Wild Mitten
This interactive lesson features The Mitten by Jan Brett. Students will have a great time acting out the story and developing their reading skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
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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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Perspective in Text: Whose Voice is Missing?
Perspective in Text: Whose Voice is Missing?
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Perspective in Text: Whose Voice is Missing?
Critical thinking demands making inferences and having proof. Use this lesson plan with your students to teach how to infer author’s perspective and cite supporting quotes from text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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How Pictures Can Help Us Read
How Pictures Can Help Us Read
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How Pictures Can Help Us Read
In this lesson, students will learn how to decode unknown words in a texts using context clues. Students will be introduced to the idea of opposites and will practice identifying opposites. This lesson can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Is It the Same?
Kindergarten
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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Character Comparisons
Character Comparisons
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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
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Creating a Colorful World
Creating a Colorful World
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Creating a Colorful World
This colorful lesson plan will get your students excited about mixing colors! They will learn how to create the secondary colors while practicing their artistic skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Common Theme Words
Common Theme Words
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Common Theme Words
In this support lesson, your EL students will learn eight common theme words and will practice applying them to a short story. Use this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Determining the Theme of a Poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
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What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
Guide students through the challenging task of unpacking the main idea of a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Students will use their understanding of plot, theme, and comparing and contrasting in this lesson that teaches about an award-winning African American author, Jacqueline Woodson. Students will read some of her fiction books and compare and contrast the stories. They'll also discuss what they think makes Jacqueline Woodson an award-winning author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
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The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Every storyteller needs to understand beginning, middle, and end. The same goes for young readers. Help your students grasp the concept of story sections with this hands-on sequencing lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Capturing the Clues
Capturing the Clues
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Capturing the Clues
It’s time to get those magnifying glasses out! In this lesson, students will act as detectives, searching for clues about idioms. Who can find the clues that lead to the meanings of various idioms?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Hy-per-bowl-e
Hy-per-bowl-e
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Hy-per-bowl-e
Your students will consider this lesson the "Super Bowl" of all lessons as they learn to use hyperbole to enhance their own writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inferring with Visual Elements
Inferring with Visual Elements
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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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Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
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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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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Students can have a love affair with fiction while details of the genre can go unnoticed! Using this lesson, your students look under the hood of their favorite fiction by analyzing texts across common themes and topics that hook readers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama Help Us Learn
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Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama's adventures are fun, interesting, and ready for your students' keen eyes. Explore the themes, setting, plots, and illustrations to discover hidden similarities and differences between these beloved picture books.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Cooperative Commerce and Geography
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Show students what buying and selling looked like before credit cards! This lesson explores commerce with the book *Ox-Man Cart* and a United States regional food production map. Students will answer questions and draw conclusions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
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They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
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