1st Grade Lesson Plans

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Counting Hours: What Time Is It?
Counting Hours: What Time Is It?
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Counting Hours: What Time Is It?
Give first graders a sense of time by introducing them to telling time by the hour. Students who have mastered the numbers 1 to 12 will be eager to keep the class on a time schedule.
1st grade
Math
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Play With Punctuation
Play With Punctuation
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Play With Punctuation
Featuring a series of hands on activities and worksheets, this ESL-friendly lesson will give your young writer a comprehensive overview of common punctuation marks.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Following Directions
Following Directions
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Following Directions
Knowing what to do is half the battle of any task. This lesson teaches kids about following directions. After playing Simon Says and completing some fun worksheets, your students will certainly become better at understanding instructions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Skip Counting by Twos
Skip Counting by Twos
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Skip Counting by Twos
Make counting fun with colorful counting bears. Students will learn that skip counting is faster than counting by ones. They will also come away from the lesson with ideas of when skip counting can be used.
1st grade
Math
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Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
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Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Wondering how to teach your second graders about inflectional endings? Look no further. After playing with dice and learning through song, your students will be adding *-ing* and *-ed* like pros.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
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All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Pictures
Reading Pictures
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Reading Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice "reading" pictures. They will look at the details in pictures in order to make predictions about what happens in a text. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predicting Pictures lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing a Letter is Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Writing a Letter is Easy as 1, 2, 3!
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Writing a Letter is Easy as 1, 2, 3!
When did letter writing become a thing of the past? Bring back this tried and true method of communication with a lesson that's both fun and teacher-approved. Students will love writing their own letters to their friends.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact Family Trees
Fact Family Trees
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Fact Family Trees
Number facts are related, just like families! Help students learn all about fact families while they make fact family trees!
1st grade
Math
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The Beginning 'sh' Digraph
The Beginning 'sh' Digraph
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The Beginning 'sh' Digraph
This lesson integrates phonemic awareness and phonics. Using a number of exciting activities, your students will learn about two consonants that come together to make a digraph.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Houses and Homes Around the World
Houses and Homes Around the World
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Houses and Homes Around the World
Students will learn about the different kinds of houses people live in around the world and how they relate to a culture, environment, and country.
1st grade
Social studies
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Here Are Our Homes
Here Are Our Homes
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Here Are Our Homes
What kinds of homes do we live in? In this lesson, students will explore and describe different types of homes. By the end of this lesson, students will have created a visual of their own homes and write about them!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
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Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
This lesson focuses on reading comprehension by answering the 5W's about the story, The Three Little Pigs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
In this lesson, you will use “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to teach students about the butterfly life cycle. After listening to the story read aloud, students will use their knowledge to create their own butterfly life cycles!
1st 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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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I See Long E!
I See Long E!
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I See Long E!
I see a long E! In this lesson, your students will explore and find three different spellings for the long E sound. By the end of the lesson, they will be able to tell and read three different types of long E words!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
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Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
It’s time to take a trip around the world and experience Christmas in different countries. Students will explore how their Christmas traditions compare and contrast with kids across the world and chart their findings on a Venn diagram.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Analyze a Character
How to Analyze a Character
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How to Analyze a Character
Your students become masters at character analysis as they learn how to describe fictional characters by identifying traits and providing concrete evidence to support their thinking.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Which is Your Favorite Season?
Which is Your Favorite Season?
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Which is Your Favorite Season?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the appropriate wardrobe for the different seasons. Also, teach them about the wonderful holidays of each season!
1st grade
Math
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Blending with S Blends
Blending with S Blends
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Blending with S Blends
In this lesson, students use the visual of a blender to blend letters together to make smooth sounds they can identify independently.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Ones, Tens, and Hundreds
Ones, Tens, and Hundreds
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Ones, Tens, and Hundreds
Introduce hundreds place value to your students. Increase their knowledge of place value while they enjoy working with ones, tens and hundreds blocks.
1st grade
Math
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Fun With Blends
Fun With Blends
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Fun With Blends
Give your students the extra motivation they need to master consonant blends. Hook them in with this exciting lesson on the L blend. Expose them to beginning blends such as FL, SL, CL, GL, and BL.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Stretch the Values! Writing Two-Digit Numbers in Expanded Form
Let's Stretch the Values! Writing Two-Digit Numbers in Expanded Form
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Let's Stretch the Values! Writing Two-Digit Numbers in Expanded Form
What does it mean to expand a number? Use this lesson plan to help your students understand how to write the expanded form of two-digit numbers.
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.