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Reading Fluently
Reading Fluently
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Reading Fluently
Use this lesson to help your ELs gain confidence as they read aloud texts. They will practice decoding strategies that will help improve fluency. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/picture-book-pacing/" target="_blank">Picture Book Pacing</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
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Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Math
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Problem and Solution Practice
Problem and Solution Practice
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Problem and Solution Practice
Help your ELs learn how to identify the problem and solution in a fictional text by using transition words as a foundation for their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support to the lesson There’s No I in Theme-work!
5th grade
Math
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Figuring Out the Theme
Figuring Out the Theme
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Figuring Out the Theme
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
4th grade
Math
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Make a Prediction
Make a Prediction
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Make a Prediction
Teach your students to make predictions as they read, and it guides them to use text evidence to back up their predictions. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/making-predictions-lesson/" target="_blank">Making Predictions Lesson</a>.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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.
1st grade
Math
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Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Lesson Plan
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Help your EL students retell a story using a paragraph frame and transition words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity to reinforce comprehension of texts or used as a support lesson for Read and Retell a Classic.
2nd grade
Math
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Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Lesson Plan
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Pretending to be someone else is so much fun! In this hilarious lesson, students will get to take on the persona of a book character as they practice their question and answer skills.
1st grade
Math
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Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Texts
Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Texts
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and write sentences with cause-and-effect relationships. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Analyzing Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Articles.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Lesson Plan
Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Exploring Sequence with Signal Words
Exploring Sequence with Signal Words
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Exploring Sequence with Signal Words
Use this lesson to teach your students how to retell the beginning, middle, and end of a story using sequencing words and phrases. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Story Structure Rollercoaster* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
4th grade
Math
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Cause and Effect Structure
Cause and Effect Structure
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect Structure
Use this lesson to help your ELs see patterns and signal words in the cause-and-effect text structure. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Eyeing the Effects of Weather.
5th grade
Math
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Characters and Settings
Characters and Settings
Lesson Plan
Characters and Settings
In this lesson, your students will identify adjectives in noun phrases and understand how noun phrases are used to describe characters and settings in fictional texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to Tell Me More.
4th grade
Math
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Learning About Text Features
Learning About Text Features
Lesson Plan
Learning About Text Features
In this lesson, students will read text features and discuss how each text feature relates to the main idea of a nonfiction text. Use a stand alone activity or a support for the Examining the Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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All About Flowers
All About Flowers
Lesson Plan
All About Flowers
Preschool ELs will love practicing their observation and writing skills as they learn all about flowers in this fun hands-on lesson plan! Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **We Love Bees!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Sequencing
All About Sequencing
Lesson Plan
All About Sequencing
In this exciting mini lesson, students will have a great time as they learn all about story sequencing and practice retelling a story! This can be a stand alone or support lesson for your English Language Learners.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Five Senses Mystery Bags
Five Senses Mystery Bags
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Five Senses Mystery Bags
In this fun mystery bag lesson, students will practice using their five senses to describe objects to their peers. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Spring Senses Poem lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Short Vowel Word Families
Short Vowel Word Families
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Short Vowel Word Families
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of short vowel word families and rhyming words to your kindergarten ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the All in a Word Family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Figurative Language
Figurative Language
Lesson Plan
Figurative Language
Figurative language is so tricky, especially for English Learners! Use this lesson to introduce the concept with a focus on similes and metaphors.
2nd grade
Math
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Students will love practicing their sight word reading skills using this fun scavenger hunt lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the Sight Word Salad lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Unknown Words
Unknown Words
Lesson Plan
Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Focus
Vocabulary Focus
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Vocabulary Focus
Use this lesson to explicitly teach unknown vocabulary words to students using structured language practice strategies. This can be used a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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What's the Moral?
What's the Moral?
Lesson Plan
What's the Moral?
This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
2nd grade
Math
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