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Citing Inferences
Citing Inferences
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Describe Sensory Details
Describe Sensory Details
Lesson Plan
Describe Sensory Details
In this lesson, students will use their five senses to tell about a picture. They will gain experience articulating and recognizing sensory details while building language skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Words That Show Cause and Effect
Words That Show Cause and Effect
Lesson Plan
Words That Show Cause and Effect
This lesson helps students recognize cause-and-effect relationships in fiction and nonfiction writing by identifying clue words. It can be used on its own or as a precursor to Cause and Effect with Comic Strips.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Lesson Plan
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sight Word Notes
Sight Word Notes
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Sight Word Notes
In this fun lesson plan, students will get to practice using sight words while writing notes to their peers. This is a great introductory lesson as a stand alone or a support lesson for the lesson plan **A Sight Word Celebration**.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
Lesson Plan
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice identifying the subject and predicate of a sentence and making predictions with textual evidence as they read short fictional texts. Use it as a stand alone lesson or as a precursor to What's Next?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Evidence of Character Changes
Evidence of Character Changes
Lesson Plan
Evidence of Character Changes
Create conversations about character changes! Use this lesson plan as a stand-alone lesson for practicing sequencing words in evidenced-based claims about a character, or before the Characters Change Just Like We Do lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Differentiating Main Ideas from Details
Differentiating Main Ideas from Details
Lesson Plan
Differentiating Main Ideas from Details
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand main idea and supporting details in the context of sentences and paragraphs. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Power Reading lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Happened to the Bunny?
What Happened to the Bunny?
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Sense of Metaphors
Making Sense of Metaphors
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Making Sense of Metaphors
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and understand the meaning of metaphors. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson What's a Metaphor?
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understand Text Features
Understand Text Features
Lesson Plan
Understand Text Features
Let's practice reading nonfiction texts! In this lesson, teach your ELs about identifying and describing text features. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Formatting Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Do You Do with a Book?
What Do You Do with a Book?
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions and Summarizing
Help your ELs use transition words as they make predictions and summarize a short fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to review or teach all about retelling a story with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions
Making Predictions
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice making predictions while telling stories. Students will learn to use sequencing words like first, then, and last. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predict It lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Writing About Math Expressions
Lesson Plan
Writing About Math Expressions
Have your students evaluate orally and in writing what happens to expressions when there are two or more operations. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Express Yourself.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Who Is Telling the Story?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Real or Not?
Real or Not?
Lesson Plan
Real or Not?
In this fun compare and contrast lesson plan, preschool students will dive into the world of cows! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Imagination Real or Make Believe** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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What Does It Say?
What Does It Say?
Lesson Plan
What Does It Say?
Use this fun animal-themed lesson plan to teach your ELs all about beginning letter sounds. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **The First Letter Is** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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