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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
What do like to groove to? Bebop or hip-hop? In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will listen to and learn about two music genres heavily influenced by African-Americans. Then they will write about which genre they prefer.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How My Life Will Be
How My Life Will Be
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How My Life Will Be
It's never to early to start dreaming about the future! In this lesson, engage your students in thinking about how their lives will be, all while practicing persuasive writing and using future tense verbs!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute teacher has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute will appreciate the support in helping your students learn. In your absence the substitute can use these practical lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Class Pets
Class Pets
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Class Pets
Have your students been begging for a class pet? Combine opinion letter writing with science as your students try to convince you to get the PERFECT class pet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Thumbs Up or Down?
Thumbs Up or Down?
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Thumbs Up or Down?
Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name, and students will have a blast writing persuasive sentences about her. This quirky lesson is sure to please young, creative minds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
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Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
Do your students respect their peers' opinions? This lesson teaches first graders that their opinions matter by encouraging them to write out opinions and back them up with reasons.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
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Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s Okay to Argue
It’s Okay to Argue
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It’s Okay to Argue
We don’t want arguments in the classroom, right? Actually arguments aren’t all bad! In this lesson, students learn to write argumentative essays.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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New Word Writing
New Word Writing
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New Word Writing
Help your first graders learn word formation with this lesson that has them create a new word and write a story about it.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Beginning Writing: All About Me
Beginning Writing: All About Me
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Beginning Writing: All About Me
This lesson will take the fear out of writing by allowing your students to write about what makes them happy. It provides a simple way to give young writers creative freedom.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Students will learn to structure their written arguments as they create their own class paper full of opinion editorial pieces in this fun, real-world driven lesson. Step right up and write all about it!
1st grade
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Opinion Writers!
Opinion Writers!
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Opinion Writers!
Write on! Give your students the chance to express themselves with this engaging lesson. Your class will write expressive opinion essays to develop cognitive awareness.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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