1st Grade Lesson Plans

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Rhyme and Writing
Rhyme and Writing
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Rhyme and Writing
Rhythm, reading, and writing make a perfect pair in poetry. Let your young writers practice these skills with the -at word family and common CVC words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Helpers in Our School Community
Helpers in Our School Community
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Helpers in Our School Community
Who is who in your school community? In this lesson, students will learn about the people who work at their school and how everyone helps each other to keep the school running safely.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
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Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Combine the power of poetry and storytelling to teach your first graders about sensory language in this exciting lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
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Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
A first grade classic takes center stage in this lesson on comparing and contrasting characters. This lesson can be used alone or with the Compare and Contrast with Wolves lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Clock Concentration
Clock Concentration
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Clock Concentration
Get ready to teach all about time with a fun game that has students match the time on analog and digital clocks. Use alone or with **The Clock Struck What?**
1st grade
Math
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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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Less Than or Greater Than Alligators
Less Than or Greater Than Alligators
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Less Than or Greater Than Alligators
Your students will learn when to use less than and greater than and how to differentiate the two symbols in this lesson. They will have fun playing the role of the Less Than and Greater Than alligators!
1st grade
Math
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More Than One
More Than One
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More Than One
Let’s get reading and writing! In this lesson, students learn to form and recognize regular plural nouns. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Students will work with counting collections to write sentences about the objects they count.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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It's A Small World: Different Cultures
It's A Small World: Different Cultures
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It's A Small World: Different Cultures
Make your students global citizens with this lesson that has them learn about the different cultures of the world.
1st grade
Social studies
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Inflectional Endings: -ing
Inflectional Endings: -ing
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Inflectional Endings: -ing
Use a silly movie clip and fun activity to teach your second graders how to spell and recognize words with the inflectional ending *-ing*.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
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Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
This lesson will help your students write proper telling sentences. It features exercises for describing objects, writing descriptions, and fixing sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning How to be a Good Friend
Learning How to be a Good Friend
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Learning How to be a Good Friend
In this lesson, students will learn how to be a good friend. The class will generate guidelines on friendship and create a friendship collage.
1st grade
Social emotional
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The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns
The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns
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The Little Red Hen: Story Patterns
With some help from The Little Red Hen, young readers will have fun enhancing their reading skills while learning about the value of hard work.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What's in a Text Feature?
What's in a Text Feature?
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What's in a Text Feature?
Ever wondered how to explain what an index is to a 6 year old? Look no further! Use this engaging lesson to help your students become text feature experts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Me a Story
Write Me a Story
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Write Me a Story
We all love to tell stories, but a good story is clearly organized. In this lesson students will learn how to use transition words and strong endings when writing narratives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Cat in the Hat Responsibility
Cat in the Hat Responsibility
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Cat in the Hat Responsibility
In this lesson, students will explore the trait of responsibility through the characters in a famous Dr. Seuss book. By the end, students’ character and knowledge about literacy will have grown.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Action Words are Amazing
Action Words are Amazing
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Action Words are Amazing
Explore the world of words! In this lesson, play an amazing game to introduce action words to your students.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Ending Blends: Word Practice
Ending Blends: Word Practice
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Ending Blends: Word Practice
Make reading as fun as A-B-C and 1-2-3! Introduce your first grade students to ending blends such as NK, LK, NT, MP, and ND.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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I Can Find the Main Idea
I Can Find the Main Idea
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I Can Find the Main Idea
This flowery lesson has students filling in daisy-shaped graphic organizers with story details. Your young readers will love improving their comprehension skills with this lesson's creative activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Question or Statement
Question or Statement
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Question or Statement
Are your students ready to learn about questions and statements? Well, this lesson is definitely ready to provide some help. Through playing a fun game, young readers will improve their language abilities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
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The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
In this lesson, students will retell stories by drawing and talking about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end. This lesson can be used alone or with the Goldilocks and Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Where is My Home?
Where is My Home?
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Where is My Home?
Students will go wild for this hands-on habitat lesson. Who can help the animals find their homes?
1st grade
Science
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Find the Text Feature
Find the Text Feature
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Find the Text Feature
Get your students excited about expository text through this fun introduction to text features! Students will create their own glossary of nonfiction text features.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Where is my Fact Family?
Where is my Fact Family?
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Where is my Fact Family?
This nifty lesson helps kinesthetic learners reinforce their knowledge of the commutative property. Students will love the challenge of matching equations with their fact families.
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.