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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Tap into children's curiosity by having them record and share key details found in nonfiction texts! This lesson can be used alone or with the Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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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
Math
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Evidence as a Statement
Evidence as a Statement
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Evidence as a Statement
Teach your students to explain details in a text by using declarative sentences. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Color Coding Nonfiction Text* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Where Do I Begin?
Where Do I Begin?
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Where Do I Begin?
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review beginning literacy concepts with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Learning to Read from Left to Right.
Kindergarten
Math
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Wowza Word Sort
Wowza Word Sort
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Wowza Word Sort
In this lesson, students will practice reading sight words and sorting them based on initial letter. This lesson can be used alone or with the Wowza Word Walls lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Similes with Linking Words
Similes with Linking Words
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Similes with Linking Words
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the structure and meaning of similes. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors.
5th grade
Math
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Quotes with Introductory Phrases
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Quotes with Introductory Phrases
Help your EL students find and record quotes as evidence in nonfiction texts with the help of introductory phrases and sentence frames. This can support the lesson Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts.
5th grade
Math
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We Read Together
We Read Together
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We Read Together
In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
Preschool
Math
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Focus on the Similarities
Focus on the Similarities
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Focus on the Similarities
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the similarities between stories with words that signal comparison. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *The Same or Different? You Decide!* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
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Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Math
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More Vowels
More Vowels
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More Vowels
Students will have fun working with partners as they identify the missing vowels in common animal CVC words. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Animal Vowels** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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How Does it End?
How Does it End?
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How Does it End?
This is a great lesson for students to practice identifying the ending sounds in words and connecting those sounds to specific letters in the alphabet! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Ending Notes** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
Buzzing Sensory Poems
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
In this fun bee-inspired lesson plan, students will be able to practice using sensory language when writing their very own poems. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan **Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry**
Kindergarten
Math
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Reading Goals
Reading Goals
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Reading Goals
Are your students emerging readers? Use this literacy-focused lesson plan to set summer reading goals and help your students express their opinions about books. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Summer Reads** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Two Letters Together
Two Letters Together
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Two Letters Together
Your students will love learning all about a new letter team while listening to a funny read aloud about an ocean creature! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **SSSHHHH** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Sight Words that Start with A
Sight Words that Start with A
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Sight Words that Start with A
Use this fun A focused lesson plan to give your ELs a chance to practice their letter identification and sight word skills! It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Spell and Say Words with A lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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All About the Picture
All About the Picture
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All About the Picture
This is a great lesson plan to introduce your EL students to the use of illustrations in a story. This can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson What's in a Picture?
Kindergarten
Math
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Summarizing Nonfiction
Summarizing Nonfiction
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Summarizing Nonfiction
Use this lesson to help your ELs summarize information from a text and use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This lesson can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Day 4 section of the Star Unit lesson.
5th grade
Math
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What Happened to the Bunny?
What Happened to the Bunny?
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What Happened to the Bunny?
Preschool students will love listening to this classic story about a missing toy! Can be used as a stand alone lesson to introduce elements of a story or as a support lesson for the **Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Citing Inferences
Citing Inferences
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Citing Inferences
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to cite their answers based on inferences they make about a text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Colorful Coding.
5th grade
Math
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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
Math
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Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
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Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Math
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I Predict...
I Predict...
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I Predict...
Help your students learn all about making predictions in this fun reading comprehension lesson plan. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson plan for the **Reading Without Words** lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Starting to Read
Starting to Read
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Starting to Read
Practicie identifying letters in words with this straightforward lesson plan. In EL Support Lesson: Starting to Read, help students get started with deciphering letters and words. Use this alphabet-focused set of activities to teach your ELs all about beginning letter sounds and expand their letter knowledge. This resource can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Read, Read, Read!
Preschool
Math
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Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
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Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Math
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