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Super Sequencing!
Super Sequencing!
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Super Sequencing!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Own Ending
Write Your Own Ending
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Write Your Own Ending
Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
What do like to groove to? Bebop or hip-hop? In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will listen to and learn about two music genres heavily influenced by African-Americans. Then they will write about which genre they prefer.
Kindergarten
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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Elaborating on My Feelings
Elaborating on My Feelings
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Capture That Reader!
Capture That Reader!
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Capture That Reader!
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Acrostic Research and Craft
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Students conduct a short research project on a chosen topic, combine their knowledge of their subject in an acrostic poem, then create a craft to illustrate their topic.
2nd 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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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
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Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
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Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
2nd grade
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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Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
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Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Do your students struggle with word choices? In this lesson, students will learn strategies for choosing vivid words for their poetry. Although the “persona poem” is used as a model, any type of poetry can be used!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Information Presentation: Animals
Information Presentation: Animals
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Information Presentation: Animals
Get your students excited to talk about animals in this lesson! Your students will choose an animal, research and write a report with a peer, and then create a presenation for the class!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Here’s What I Think!
Here’s What I Think!
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Here’s What I Think!
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Peer Conferencing 101
Peer Conferencing 101
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Peer Conferencing 101
Give your second graders a glimpse into the life of an author as they give and receive feedback to revise their stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
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Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub plans just got a whole lot easier! In this second grade, week-long sub packet, subs can supercharge learning with "All About Me" themed lessons and activities. The “All About Me” theme is the perfect opportunity to reinforce foundational skills like understanding character traits, taking and interpreting meaningful data, and writing from the heart.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Writing Better Through Revisions
Making Writing Better Through Revisions
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Making Writing Better Through Revisions
Give your second graders a glimpse into the life of an author as they give and receive feedback to revise their stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Creating an Informative Picture Book
Creating an Informative Picture Book
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Creating an Informative Picture Book
With this integrated lesson, your students will organize information and write an informative book about your current science unit. This lesson will help strengthen student writing while also reviewing and summarizing your current science unit.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing About Maria Montessori
Writing About Maria Montessori
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Writing About Maria Montessori
In this lesson, students will learn all about Maria Montessori, a pioneering researcher and teacher, and create their own biographical books about this inspiring woman.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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