1st Grade Lesson Plans

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Reflection on Mindfulness and SEL Tools
Reflection on Mindfulness and SEL Tools
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Reflection on Mindfulness and SEL Tools
What are the tools of mindfulness and building community that support greater ease and connection? In this lesson, students will reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools they have learned through song and sculpting.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Students will learn to structure their written arguments as they create their own class paper full of opinion editorial pieces in this fun, real-world driven lesson. Step right up and write all about it!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Do School
How to Do School
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How to Do School
Every young child (and adult!) loves being an expert in something. By helping students realize that they are experts in many areas, their confidence and writing will expand by leaps and bounds.
1st 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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Problem-Solving Steps
Problem-Solving Steps
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Problem-Solving Steps
In this lesson, students will learn the steps in solving a problem, discuss solutions from the story "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present," and use these same problem-solving skills when they build shapes with pattern blocks.
1st grade
Social emotional
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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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Subtraction
Sticky Subtraction
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Sticky Subtraction
Don't put students in a sticky situation by not having them practice their subtraction facts! This lesson will give them plenty of practice, both in a group setting and individually to help them succeed later on.
1st grade
Math
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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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Halloween Place Value Race
Halloween Place Value Race
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Halloween Place Value Race
Double, double toil and trouble! Use two dice to roll up to 100 with one-digit sumations. In this lesson, students will play a place value game where they race to get to 100 by converting ones to tens.
1st grade
Math
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My "A" Dictionary
My "A" Dictionary
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My "A" Dictionary
Students build vocabulary and spelling skills through this engaging lesson. After brainstorming words that start with the letter A, students use words and pictures to create their own "A" dictionaries.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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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To Groove or Not to Groove?
To Groove or Not to Groove?
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
In this lesson, students explore ways they can give themselves more energy or help them relax. They will also learn that movement breaks are beneficial in releasing stress and tension and providing energy.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Magnetic Sight Words
Magnetic Sight Words
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Magnetic Sight Words
This simple review helps first-graders familiarize themselves with common words. By building their vocabulary, they'll simultaneously improve their reading skills.
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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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Plan ahead for when you'll be out of the classroom! Planning for a substitute in the classroom is no problem at all with this daily sub plan. Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using this packet of lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
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Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
ELs will gain valuable practice learning about text features as they practice close reading and communication skills during a nonfiction picture walk. Use on its own or as a support for the Classifying Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
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Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Write Right Now
Let's Write Right Now
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Let's Write Right Now
A good writer doesn't leave his readers waiting. Help your young authors pen some descriptive sentences and narrative paragraphs right now with this teacher-approved lesson.
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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What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
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What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart
In this lesson, students will practice loving kindness for a classmate by writing them a letter or drawing them a picture showing their appreciation.
1st grade
Social emotional
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
Classifying Nonfiction Details
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
As students re-read nonfiction texts, have them classify visual features and record learnings from the captions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare with Adjectives
Compare with Adjectives
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Compare with Adjectives
Which traits do your students share with their favorite characters? Find out as you introduce new adjectives! This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan All About Me: Character Traits.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Number Roll
Number Roll
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Number Roll
Engage your students with a fun game that provides practice adding three numbers in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Adding Three is a Breeze**.
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.