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Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
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Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Context Clue Detectives
Context Clue Detectives
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Context Clue Detectives
Young detectives will have a blast as they find context clues and solve a mystery in this fun-filled lesson plan. By paying close attention to a story, students will figure out missing letters to decipher a hidden message.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Closely
Reading Closely
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Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Super Suffixes
Super Suffixes
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Super Suffixes
Suffixes can do some amazing things. They can turn "power" into "powerful," "big" into "bigger," and "fear" into "fearless." This hands-on lesson allows young writers to build their own words using different root words and suffixes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
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Using Pictures to Read Words
This is a great introductory lesson to teach students about the importance of illustrations when reading. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Introducing Reader's Workshop lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
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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Master Decoders
Master Decoders
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Master Decoders
Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
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Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Words that Sound the Same
Words that Sound the Same
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Words that Sound the Same
In this hilarious lesson plan filled with homophones, students will get to practice identifying and using multiple meaning words. This can be used on its own or as a pre-lesson for the Multiple Meaning Motivation lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
This lesson plan will have students practice their reading skills and build their reading stamina. This can be used as an introduction to kindergarten reader's workshop!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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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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Multiple Meaning Motivation
Multiple Meaning Motivation
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Multiple Meaning Motivation
Help your students' understand the English language with this lesson that teaches them that there are word "twins" that look and sound the same but have different meanings.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
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What's For Breakfast?
Teach your class to develop strong inferencing skills by focusing on clues and hard evidence. In this lesson, students will play a game of “What’s for Breakfast?” to help them link context clues with word meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
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Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tools for Tackling Words
Tools for Tackling Words
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Tools for Tackling Words
Sometimes looking inside a word can help determine the meaning just like using context clues! In this lesson, students will learn to use roots and affixes as clues to the meaning of a word.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Lesson Plan
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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