1st Grade Lesson Plans

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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Circles in a Cup
Circles in a Cup
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Circles in a Cup
Help students visualize the missing addend in an addition problem with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL lesson alone or for more practice before teaching the **Mystery Addends: Representing Word Problems** lesson.
1st grade
Math
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Dancing Dreams
Dancing Dreams
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Dancing Dreams
Let's dance our dreams! In this lesson, students read a story about a girl going after her dream of being a ballerina before composing dances to represent their own dreams.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Career Math
Career Math
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Career Math
Help your students make the connection between what they're learning in school and how adults use math in everyday life with this art lesson. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills and share their ideas for the future.
1st grade
Math
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Red and Green Apples
Red and Green Apples
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Red and Green Apples
Students will learn about apples and nonfiction writing in this lesson. When they are done comparing and contrasting, there might even be a tasty snack in their future!
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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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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Fill That Page
Fill That Page
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Fill That Page
Your students will love using real life experiences while developing their writing skills in this fun lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Forgiveness of Others
Forgiveness of Others
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Forgiveness of Others
Forgiveness is an important skill to cultivate. In this lesson, students will hear a story about forgiveness, practice forgiveness through breathing and discussion, and create a craft that includes words of forgiveness.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Race to 120
Race to 120
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Race to 120
Build familiarity with numbers from 1 to 120 with this fun game. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Then Came One.**
1st grade
Math
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Stack It Up
Stack It Up
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Stack It Up
Your class will love this number comparison lesson that allows them to be hands on in their classroom. Students will use blocks to understand the difference in numbers and what they represent.
1st grade
Math
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Sort it Out!
Sort it Out!
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Sort it Out!
In this lesson, your students will make healthy choices by sorting healthy and unhealthy foods that they eat daily! Students will learn to sort data by color and many more categories!
1st grade
Math
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Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
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Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
In this lesson plan, students learn about the first all-female spacewalk and get inspired by astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
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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Who are the Key Characters?
Who are the Key Characters?
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Who are the Key Characters?
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to help your students identify key characters and events in fiction stories. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Play it Again lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Share a Pizza
Share a Pizza
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Share a Pizza
Everyone loves pizza! Introduce the concept of fractions as equal shares in a familiar context. Use alone or with **Halves as Equal Shares.**
1st grade
Math
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What's That Word?
What's That Word?
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What's That Word?
This vocabulary boosting lesson is sure to excite young readers. By working in pairs, students will teach each other about a bunch of different sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Just the Facts, Please!
Just the Facts, Please!
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Just the Facts, Please!
Learning how to distinguish between facts and opinions is critical for the development of communication and social skills. In this lesson, students will learn the difference between facts and opinions through play and pictures.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Can You Hear a Who?
Can You Hear a Who?
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Can You Hear a Who?
With some help from Dr. Seuss' *Horton Hears a Who*, your kids will go on a fun scavenger hunt and discover different sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Graph My Design
Graph My Design
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Graph My Design
Geometry meets data in this fun lesson! Students will build a design using pattern blocks and then graph the number of each shape used. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or alongside **Graphing Colored Counters.**
1st grade
Math
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Springtime Interview
Springtime Interview
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Springtime Interview
It's springtime! What better way to celebrate than by interviewing your classmate with a range of spring-related questions? Students will practice interviewing one another and recording answers using complete sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Number Chart Boogie
Number Chart Boogie
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Number Chart Boogie
Get out those hundred charts! It’s time for students to dive into subtracting multiples of ten.
1st grade
Math
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One Plus One Equals New
One Plus One Equals New
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One Plus One Equals New
Your class will need to put their creativity caps on for this lesson where they will create their own creature and write a story about its life.
1st 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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Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
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Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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.