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Movies vs. Text
Movies vs. Text
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Movies vs. Text
Adaptations are often used to retell old stories in new mediums. However, not all adaptations are exactly like their originals. This lesson helps students understand how inclusions and omissions can change a story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
Classifying Nonfiction Details
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
As students re-read nonfiction texts, have them classify visual features and record learnings from the captions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Perspective in Text: Whose Voice is Missing?
Perspective in Text: Whose Voice is Missing?
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Perspective in Text: Whose Voice is Missing?
Critical thinking demands making inferences and having proof. Use this lesson plan with your students to teach how to infer author’s perspective and cite supporting quotes from text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Elections and Conditions
Elections and Conditions
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Elections and Conditions
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand details in a sentence by identifying conditional phrases. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
Quoting is a valuable skill in today's education. Lead your students on the right path with explicit instruction that will stick. Then, back it up with hands on practice on and experience in their own leveled chapter books.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Spark Post Pun
Spark Post Pun
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Spark Post Pun
Here's a pun-filled lesson for your students! Ask students to apply their knowledge of puns and Adobe Spark in this maker-centered lesson. This lesson can follow the Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities and the Pun Visuals lessons.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Common Theme Words
Common Theme Words
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Common Theme Words
In this support lesson, your EL students will learn eight common theme words and will practice applying them to a short story. Use this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Determining the Theme of a Poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Día de los Muertos
Learning About Día de los Muertos
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Learning About Día de los Muertos
Students will learn about the holiday El Día de los Muertos through engaging activities and connecting to their own traditions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Colorful Coding
Colorful Coding
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Colorful Coding
Teach your students to color code for test success. In this lesson you will help students locate and highlight specific text evidence in order to answer comprehension questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
Got facts? Got opinions? Use this lesson plan to teach your students to evaluate texts for facts and opinions. Students will use a non-fiction text selection to collect quotes as proof.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama Help Us Learn
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Llama Llama Help Us Learn
Llama Llama's adventures are fun, interesting, and ready for your students' keen eyes. Explore the themes, setting, plots, and illustrations to discover hidden similarities and differences between these beloved picture books.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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State Memories
State Memories
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State Memories
In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Comparisons
Character Comparisons
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Character Comparisons
Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast supporting characters from excerpted texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support the lesson Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Images in My Mind
Musical Images in My Mind
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Musical Images in My Mind
What’s so special about a group of musicians working together? Students will love learning about the orchestra as they create their own unique piece of art!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Goodbye London, hello Neverland. In this lesson, students will complete the final pages of their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks by taking a more in-depth look at Peter's full character and what possibilities Neverland might hold.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Students will use their understanding of plot, theme, and comparing and contrasting in this lesson that teaches about an award-winning African American author, Jacqueline Woodson. Students will read some of her fiction books and compare and contrast the stories. They'll also discuss what they think makes Jacqueline Woodson an award-winning author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pumpkin Creatures
Pumpkin Creatures
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Pumpkin Creatures
This lesson plan integrates art and reading to create a character by personifying a pumpkin. Your students will enjoy writing a story about a character that they have created!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
"You must be nice to him, Wendy impressed on her brothers." In this lesson, your class continues work in their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks, focusing on comprehension of Wendy Darling's personality.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dictionaries & Definitions
Dictionaries & Definitions
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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
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 2: The Flight Part 1
Peter Pan and Neverland 2: The Flight Part 1
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Peter Pan and Neverland 2: The Flight Part 1
Second to the right, and straight on 'til morning. In this lesson, your students will work on reading comprehensions while continuing to learn more about Peter Pan in their journey through the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing with Transition Words
Comparing with Transition Words
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Comparing with Transition Words
Help ELs learn how to compare and contrast multiple nonfiction resources, using transition words to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Focus on the Differences
Focus on the Differences
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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
Reading & Writing
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