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Asking Deeper Questions
Asking Deeper Questions
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Asking Deeper Questions
Use this lesson to help your ELs ask different types of questions as they read. Students will analyze a story and ask questions based on the text. This lesson could be used on its own or used as support to the Red Light, Green Light lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Inferring with Visual Elements
Inferring with Visual Elements
Lesson Plan
Inferring with Visual Elements
Your ELs will practice drawing connections between illustrations and relevant text in a story in order to make inferences. This lesson can be a stand-alone resource or it can be paired with the lesson Analyzing Visual Elements.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Lesson Plan
Discovering Nonfiction Details
Give your ELs concrete experience with adverbs and adverbial phrases as a tool to discover details in nonfiction texts. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the Hey! What's the Big Idea? lesson.
4th grade
Math
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A-Z Scavenger Hunt
A-Z Scavenger Hunt
Lesson Plan
A-Z Scavenger Hunt
Your students will love learning a new version of the classic alphabet song to practice learning their letter sounds! Then students will enjoy further practice as they go on an alphabet scavenger hunt! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **A-Z Beginning Sounds** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Dictionaries & Definitions
Dictionaries & Definitions
Lesson Plan
Dictionaries & Definitions
In this lesson, students will practice defining words by making their own vocabulary cards. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Mini Dictionaries lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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So Many Things to Like!
So Many Things to Like!
Lesson Plan
So Many Things to Like!
Use this lesson plan to introduce students to the common sight word "like." This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson I Like to Spell LIKE!
Kindergarten
Math
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What Do You Do with a Book?
What Do You Do with a Book?
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What Do You Do with a Book?
In this fun, respect-themed lesson plan, your ELs will learn all about proper book handling with a hilarious worm as their guide! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Treat Books Right** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Lesson Plan
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
In this fun hands on lesson plan, your ELs will get to practice segmenting and blending words in a tactile way! This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as a support lesson plan for the **Sound Smoothies** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Math
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Mark It!
Mark It!
Lesson Plan
Mark It!
This is a great introductory lesson plan for your ELs to learn about one-to-one correspondance while reading. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or a support lesson plan for the **One Marker at a Time**.
Preschool
Math
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H Is for Humpty
H Is for Humpty
Lesson Plan
H Is for Humpty
Your ELs will love this fun lesson that combines the letter H with the classic nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty! This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as a support lesson plan for the **Jack and Jill** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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All About the Story
All About the Story
Lesson Plan
All About the Story
Use this engaging lesson plan to introduce the concept of perspective and story sequencing to your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Put Me in the Zoo.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
Lesson Plan
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
In this lesson, students are asked to cite the text for evidence as they make an inference in a nonfiction text. It can be taught on its own or used as a pre-lesson to Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights.
4th grade
Math
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Identify and Develop an Opinion
Identify and Develop an Opinion
Lesson Plan
Identify and Develop an Opinion
Use this lesson to teach your students how to express opinions about nonfiction topics. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *What Does the Author Think?* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Making Alliteration Accessible
Making Alliteration Accessible
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Making Alliteration Accessible
Help your ELs learn about alliteration and practice identifying the descriptive adjectives and nouns that make up alliterative sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Analyzing Alliteration.
5th grade
Math
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Who are the Key Characters?
Who are the Key Characters?
Lesson Plan
Who are the Key Characters?
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to help your students identify key characters and events in fiction stories. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Play it Again lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How Pictures Can Help Us Read
How Pictures Can Help Us Read
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How Pictures Can Help Us Read
In this lesson, students will learn how to decode unknown words in a texts using context clues. Students will be introduced to the idea of opposites and will practice identifying opposites. This lesson can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Is It the Same?
Kindergarten
Math
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Describing Our Homes
Describing Our Homes
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Describing Our Homes
Kindergarten ELs will love practicing their writing skills as they learn all about homes around the world in this fun hands-on lesson plan! It can be used on its own or as support for the What's in Your Community? lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Reading Games
Reading Games
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Reading Games
ELs will get plenty of practice identifying letters as they go on an alphabet scavenger hunt in this fun letter-focused lesson plan. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Play with Reading** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Creating Sight Word Books
Creating Sight Word Books
Lesson Plan
Creating Sight Word Books
Students will love practicing their early reading skills as they create their very own classroom book using common sight words! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **My First Book** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Keeping Count
Keeping Count
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Keeping Count
Help your students learn about keeping track of numbers using one-to-one correspondance in this fun lesson!
Preschool
Math
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Predicting Pictures
Predicting Pictures
Lesson Plan
Predicting Pictures
Reading isn't just about reading words, it can be about reading pictures, too! Help your EL students search for clues with this lesson plan all about decoding pictures.This EL support lesson can be used with the lesson plan **Picture Clues**.
Preschool
Math
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Focus on the Differences
Focus on the Differences
Lesson Plan
Focus on the Differences
Use this lesson with your students to teach them to describe the differences between stories with contrasting conjunctions. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Finding Similarities and Differences* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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A Script with Adverbs
A Script with Adverbs
Lesson Plan
A Script with Adverbs
Describe what's happening in the script! Use this lesson to help your ELs describe events in a drama. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Summer Drama.
4th grade
Math
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All About Nonfiction
All About Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
All About Nonfiction
Use this lesson plan as a stand alone or support lesson to introduce or review nonfiction text features to your ELs.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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