1st Grade Lesson Plans

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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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How'd You Get That Many?
How'd You Get That Many?
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How'd You Get That Many?
Drawing on various problem solving techniques, students will challenge themselves to solve word problems involving three whole numbers. Problem solving, critical thinking, and real life applications? This lesson has it all.
1st grade
Math
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Sharing Expert Knowledge
Sharing Expert Knowledge
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Sharing Expert Knowledge
Even though they may be young, every child is an expert in something! In this lesson, students will learn how to share this expert knowledge with others.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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One Thing at a Time
One Thing at a Time
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One Thing at a Time
In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of doing one thing at a time and listen to the book *What Does It Mean to Be Present?*. Then, they will experience the inefficiency of multitasking by doing three things at once.
1st grade
Social emotional
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How Big Is It?
How Big Is It?
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How Big Is It?
Your young scientists will have tons of fun visiting measurement stations and using tools to measure various objects. They'll even be able to create posters at the end of the activity.
1st grade
Math
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Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
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Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
Listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean and practicing slowing down can be helpful to feel more calm and ease. Calming tools such as breathwork, mindful movement, and stillness are practiced in this ocean-themed lesson.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Race to 100
Race to 100
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Race to 100
Build a strong foundation in place value with a fun game where students create groups of ten as they race to 100. Can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Place Value Party.**
1st grade
Math
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Penny Toss!
Penny Toss!
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Penny Toss!
Students will get plenty of practice counting and writing numbers to 30 as they compete to win this fun game! Use this scaffolded EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan **I Spy Counting Practice.**
1st grade
Math
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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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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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Leafy Rhymes
Leafy Rhymes
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Leafy Rhymes
Your students will love to see rhyming trees! They will manipulate letters to form different words that have the same rhyme. This lesson also integrates science and could be used to discuss parts of a plant or a tree.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
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Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Tap into children's curiosity by having them record and share key details found in nonfiction texts! This lesson can be used alone or with the Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Words That Make Us Feel: A Lesson on Sensory Language
Words That Make Us Feel: A Lesson on Sensory Language
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Words That Make Us Feel: A Lesson on Sensory Language
Use storytelling to teach your first graders about sensory language in this interactive lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Class Pets
Class Pets
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Class Pets
Have your students been begging for a class pet? Combine opinion letter writing with science as your students try to convince you to get the PERFECT class pet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Creating Graphs: Classroom Scavengers
Creating Graphs: Classroom Scavengers
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Creating Graphs: Classroom Scavengers
Help your class understand the concept of graphs and charts by holding a scavenger hunt inside your classroom. During this lesson, students gather and create real-world data and graph it.
1st grade
Math
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Shake and Roll Vowels
Shake and Roll Vowels
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Shake and Roll Vowels
In this lesson, students pair up to play an educational dice game. By finding words and sorting them based on their vowel sounds, young learners will have fun while practicing their reading skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Action Verb Charades
Action Verb Charades
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Action Verb Charades
In this hands-on reading lesson, students learn about active verbs by acting them out in a fun game of charades. Your kids will love guessing their peers' actions and discovering new verbs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Then Came One
Then Came One
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Then Came One
Help students use a 100 chart while discovering patterns of one more. This fun lesson will help students find connects between numbers and gain fluency with numbers within 100.
1st grade
Math
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Adventures with Infographics
Adventures with Infographics
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Adventures with Infographics
What better way to represent what you’ve learned than through an infographic? In this lesson, students read nonfiction texts then create infographics to share the main topics, key ideas, evidence, and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Determination
Determination
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Determination
In this lesson, students will define and discuss the word "determination" through song and play.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Creating an Emotions Journal
Creating an Emotions Journal
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Creating an Emotions Journal
When emotions take over, drawing or writing in a journal can help to process them. In this lesson, students will identify different emotions and design a journal to use when they feel strong emotions.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Pet Survey
Pet Survey
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Pet Survey
Expressing opinions and graphing data go hand in hand in this lesson on choosing a pet. Dog, cat or fish? Let your students decide! Use alone or with the lesson **Graphing a Fruit Survey.**
1st grade
Math
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Highlight Reading and Writing
Highlight Reading and Writing
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Highlight Reading and Writing
This lesson incorporates everyday reading material into a fun creative writing activity. Students will learn new vocabulary and incorporate it into an original story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Go Hunting for Four Leaf Clovers: A St. Patrick's Day Version of Go Fish!
Go Hunting for Four Leaf Clovers: A St. Patrick's Day Version of Go Fish!
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Go Hunting for Four Leaf Clovers: A St. Patrick's Day Version of Go Fish!
Want a fun way to practice your math facts? How about with a St. Patrick's Day-themed variation of Go Fish! In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will create their own Go Fish! cards with addition math facts up to 20.
1st grade
Math
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1st Grade Lesson Plans

First grade is an exciting time for children as they move past the basics and begin to be introduced to reading & writing, science, and social studies. Education.com's stimulating first grade lesson plans outline instructions and provide teachers a wide assortment of materials that can be used to tackle every subject to trigger students' learning.