1st grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Get ready to teach students strategies for understanding new words! Students will practice strategies to read new words in nonfiction books. This lesson can be used alone or with the New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Ask Me How
Ask Me How
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Ask Me How
How? In this lesson, your students will become familiar with using this question word to investigate how things work.
1st grade
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Point of View Frenzy
Point of View Frenzy
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Point of View Frenzy
Explore a day in the life of a pencil! Your students will practice different points of view by thinking outside the box and writing as though they are something else.
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
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Reading & Writing
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Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Describing the World Using Sensory Language
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Describing the World Using Sensory Language
What are the five senses and how do we use them everyday? Students get a chance to practice using sensory language as they think about the world around them. Can be used as a stand alone or support for the Writing a Five Senses Poem lesson.
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Reading & Writing
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Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
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Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
Learning from others is a huge part of getting better at something, including writing! In this lesson, students will study works by nonfiction authors to enhance their own nonfiction writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Which Style Is It?
Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Which Style Is It?
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Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Which Style Is It?
Sorting and categorizing isn’t just for cleaning! In this fun-filled activity, students will learn how to distinguish fiction from nonfiction.
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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.
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Reading & Writing
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Mixed Up Animals
Mixed Up Animals
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Mixed Up Animals
In this fun and silly lesson, students use their imaginations to create mixed-up animals. After making their funny creations, students will write narratives about their fictional animals.
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Crafting a Character
Crafting a Character
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Crafting a Character
Your students will use a well-loved story to learn how to create their own detailed characters. This lesson focuses on understanding the pre-writing and planning phase of storytelling.
1st grade
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Scavenger Hunt: I Can See a...
Scavenger Hunt: I Can See a...
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Scavenger Hunt: I Can See a...
This lesson, which features The Eye Book by Theo Lesieg, will keep young learners engaged with scavenger hunt activities that test their observational skills.
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Compare & Contrast Pictures
Compare & Contrast Pictures
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Compare & Contrast Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice comparing and contrasting texts...without even reading them! By looking closely at pictures and text features, students will be prepared to further compare fiction texts.
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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.
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Intense Verbs
Intense Verbs
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Intense Verbs
Saunter, jog, or dash over to this hands-on lesson, and you'll find a great way to teach your young readers about verbs. Through some fun rounds of charades, students will discover different action verbs and their degrees of intensity.
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Exploring Systems with the See, Think, Wonder Thinking Routine
Exploring Systems with the See, Think, Wonder Thinking Routine
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Exploring Systems with the See, Think, Wonder Thinking Routine
Give your students the opportunity to explore systems by using the "See Think Wonder" Visible Thinking Routine from Harvard's Project Zero.
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Work It Out
Work It Out
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Work It Out
In this social skills lesson, students will get to practice identifying what to do in times of conflict. Conflict resolution is an important social skill for kindergarten students to master as they begin form new relationships with their classmates.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
Could there be a pot of gold waiting for you at the end of that rainbow? Or is it hiding elsewhere? In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they found a pot of gold.
1st grade
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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.
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Analyzing Text Features
Analyzing Text Features
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Analyzing Text Features
Want students to use text features in their writing? Begin by having them examine the text features that they see in informational books.
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Leaf Art Animals
Leaf Art Animals
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Leaf Art Animals
Help your class' creativity blossom with this lesson that has them make unique animals out of leaves and write about them.
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Reading & Writing
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
Learning About Maria Tallchief
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Learning About Maria Tallchief
This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about America's prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief.
1st grade
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Moira's Birthday: Graphing
Moira's Birthday: Graphing
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Moira's Birthday: Graphing
In this lesson, your students will collect and use real data to create a simple bar graph. They will read a story and visually represent data before finding information on their own.
1st grade
Math
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Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match
Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match
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Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match
This creative parts-of-speech lesson will have your students laughing out loud as they master making silly phrases using adjectives and nouns.
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The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
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The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
In this funny twist of the "Three Little Pigs," the wolf ends up rather confused! After reading this story, your students will have a great time acting out their versions of "Who's at the Door? A Split-Page Surprise Book" by Jonathan Allen.
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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.
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1st grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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