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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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's Up, Prepositions?
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's up with prepositions, anyway? Help your fifth graders get a leg up in grammar. In this preposition lesson plan, students will identify prepositions and use them to write complete sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Use this lesson to help your ELs search for signal words in texts to determine if a statement is a fact or an opinion. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the Is It True? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Present Perfect Tense
Present Perfect Tense
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Present Perfect Tense
Have your students heard about participles and tenses? This fun lesson teaches students about conjugating verbs and forming sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact vs. Opinion in Texts
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Fact vs. Opinion in Texts
Understanding the difference between fact and opinion is a critical skill. Your students will practice differentiating between facts and opinions in nonfiction texts and will apply the skills they learn to write their own statements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
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Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Give your readers the tools to decipher the meaning of Greek and Latin based words. In this lesson they review the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots and then practice constructing and deciphering words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
In this engaging vocabulary lesson plan, students will learn to use a thesaurus to generate interesting synonyms and antonyms for several target words. Then, they will get up and *mingle* with their classmates with a synonym matching game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
In this lesson, you will share with your students two books that emphasize the beauty and power of music. They will also meet two unique characters that they will compare and contrast by referencing specific examples from the texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Informational Text: Close Reading
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Let's learn about natural disasters. After reading through some informational texts, students will use their close reading skills to answer questions about different types of disasters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
In this great grammar lesson, students will practice using coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.
5th grade
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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
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All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
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What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Three-Step Peer Editing
Three-Step Peer Editing
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Three-Step Peer Editing
Teach your students to edit peer writing with a three-step process that will improve their writing skills and overall confidence. In this lesson, students will practice editing short pieces of writing using specific criteria.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Introduce your students to three sentence structures. In this exercise, students will participate in a reading scavenger hunt as they look for different types of sentences in a short story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's a Metaphor?
What's a Metaphor?
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What's a Metaphor?
In this lesson, students complete worksheets and engage in peer discussions to learn more about metaphors. Young writers will love making their own creative metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Five Ways to Respond to Literature
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Prepare your students to analyze and respond to literature by practicing five types of responses: predictions, questions, clarification, connections, and opinions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Different Points of View
Exploring Different Points of View
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Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Parts of Speech that Describe
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
5th grade
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