1st grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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Tracing Letters
Tracing Letters
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Tracing Letters
Writing is a hugely important life skill. Before your kids begin expressing their ideas, however, they'll need to work on penmanship. This simple lesson helps students with the basics of writing the letters of the alphabet.
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Get students curious about reading with these activities designed to support comprehension. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Main Ideas and Details lesson plan.
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
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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.
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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.
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Hungry for the Digraph Th
Hungry for the Digraph Th
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Hungry for the Digraph Th
This quirky lesson will have young readers hungry to identify three and four letter words containing the digraph "th" in Eric Carle's classic The Hungry Caterpillar.
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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.
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It’s My Opinion
It’s My Opinion
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It’s My Opinion
Forming and sharing opinions is a vital part of self-expression. Use the following lesson to help your students write opinions and support them with three convincing reasons.
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I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
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I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
Let's write some simple sentences. This creative lesson has students pairing subjects and predicates to create their own expressive statements.
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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.
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sticky Reading Comprehension
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
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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.
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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.
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What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
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What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
Do your students know the difference between a fact and an opinion? In this lesson, your class gets the practice they need to sort fact from opinion.
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All About Me: Character Traits
All About Me: Character Traits
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All About Me: Character Traits
It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
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BAM! POW! Comic Strip Writing
BAM! POW! Comic Strip Writing
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BAM! POW! Comic Strip Writing
Students love comic books! Channel their excitement for this fun genre and get their creative writing juices flowing. By writing their own comic strips, students will be practicing composing, sequencing, and using dialogue.
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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.
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Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
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Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
ELs will get a chance to practice their listening and reading comprehension skills as they answer questions about the key details in a read-aloud text. Use as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the Questions for Comprehension lesson plan.
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
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Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
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Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Read and roll! This interactive game can be used as an engaging activity or an assessment tool that allows you to easily monitor your students’ ability to blend phonemes together to create words.
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The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets Play
The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets Play
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The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets Play
Help improve your class' reading comprehension and language development with this lesson that has them retell a familiar story in groups.
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Five Senses Artists
Five Senses Artists
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Five Senses Artists
This fun art-inspired lesson will give your students a chance to dive into a study of the five senses.
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Character Detectives
Character Detectives
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Character Detectives
Your students will learn all about what makes a fictional character special when they become character detectives! Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details from a text to gather information.
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Fun with Sight Words
Fun with Sight Words
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Fun with Sight Words
Use this fun games-inspired lesson plan to review or preview sight words with your ELs as they practice reading and spelling high frequency words. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Sight Word Bingo lesson plan.
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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.
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1st grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

Education.com's teacher approved content helps first graders focus on becoming reading & writing experts, while preparing them for the next grade level. Using our lesson plans, kids will build their vocabulary, grammar, and more. Check out our first grade lesson plans precisely made for any teacher's first grade classroom to provide engagement and motivation!