1st grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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Describe Sensory Details
Describe Sensory Details
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Describe Sensory Details
In this lesson, students will use their five senses to tell about a picture. They will gain experience articulating and recognizing sensory details while building language skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
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These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Stories can change a lot depending on the point of view they are told from. In this lesson, students explore point of view by comparing and contrasting two versions of "The Three Little Pigs."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fish Bowl Word Families
Fish Bowl Word Families
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Fish Bowl Word Families
With some help from Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and fish-themed templates, students will be able to learn about rhyming while having fun making pretend fishbowls.
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Reading & Writing
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Dancing Dreams
Dancing Dreams
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Dancing Dreams
Let's dance our dreams! In this lesson, students read a story about a girl going after her dream of being a ballerina before composing dances to represent their own dreams.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Shoe, Graph, Shoe!
Shoe, Graph, Shoe!
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Shoe, Graph, Shoe!
Ready to move your feet? Get your students moving with a graphing activity that will knock their socks off! Using a bit of “sole” searching, your students will collect, graph, and interpret data on shoes.
1st grade
Math
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
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Can You Hear a Who?
Can You Hear a Who?
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Can You Hear a Who?
With some help from Dr. Seuss' *Horton Hears a Who*, your kids will go on a fun scavenger hunt and discover different sounds.
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Reading & Writing
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Knowledge Charting
Knowledge Charting
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Knowledge Charting
Using charts is a great way to see similarities, differences, and information. This visual lesson will help all students see what can be gained from nonfiction and fiction texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Feature Detective
Text Feature Detective
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Text Feature Detective
From labeled pictures to glossaries, there are lots of different nonfiction text features for students to learn about. In this lesson, students hunt for text features while learning how they provide meaning and present information.
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What's That Word?
What's That Word?
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What's That Word?
This vocabulary boosting lesson is sure to excite young readers. By working in pairs, students will teach each other about a bunch of different sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information
Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information
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Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information
As students reread nonfiction, have them draw or write new information they learn. Students then share these new learnings with reading partners.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Create a Nonfiction Big Book
Create a Nonfiction Big Book
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Create a Nonfiction Big Book
Share the pen in this lesson on text features as you work together as a class to create a nonfiction big book. This lesson can be used alone or with the Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
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Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make an -ight Book
Make an -ight Book
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Make an -ight Book
Practice reading new words with your students as they learn about long vowel word families while creating their own mini word book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Red and Green Apples
Red and Green Apples
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Red and Green Apples
Students will learn about apples and nonfiction writing in this lesson. When they are done comparing and contrasting, there might even be a tasty snack in their future!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play It Again
Play It Again
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Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practice their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Name Sort
Short Vowel Name Sort
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Short Vowel Name Sort
Short vowels can be found just about anywhere. One great place to look is inside your own classroom. In this lesson, students will enjoy going through the class list to sort the names of their peers based on short vowel sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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First Day of School with Marley!
First Day of School with Marley!
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First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
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Map Your Day!
Map Your Day!
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Map Your Day!
Mapping just took on a bold new look! With the help of Sara Fanelli’s My Map Book, students will see maps in a whole new way!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Readers Record Their Thinking
Readers Record Their Thinking
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Readers Record Their Thinking
It is important for students to stop and think as they read. This activity/lesson is a fun and quick way to see how students are thinking as they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions
Making Predictions
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Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice making predictions while telling stories. Students will learn to use sequencing words like first, then, and last. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predict It lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
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Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Take the mystery out of comprehending nonfiction by becoming a text feature detective! Find clues before reading to get your brain ready to learn!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sharing Expert Knowledge
Sharing Expert Knowledge
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Sharing Expert Knowledge
Even though they may be young, every child is an expert in something! In this lesson, students will learn how to share this expert knowledge with others.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
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Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
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Mini Dictionaries!
Mini Dictionaries!
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Mini Dictionaries!
Smaller dictionaries that are totally relevant to the material being read? In this lesson, students will learn that these miraculously really do exist and go by the name of glossaries!
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Reading & Writing
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1st grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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