Reading Fiction Lesson Plans

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The Night Before First Grade
The Night Before First Grade
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The Night Before First Grade
This lesson helps kindergartners express their emotions about moving to first grade. Featuring The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing, it gives young students ample time to introspect, write, and draw.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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The Yummy Bear Family
The Yummy Bear Family
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The Yummy Bear Family
This lesson on "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" involves porridge tasting, storytelling, and lots of fun. After reading, your students will practice simple counting and sequencing skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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I Am an Author
I Am an Author
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I Am an Author
It's time for some storytelling fun. In this creative lesson, students become authors and put together their own mini storybooks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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What We Like About Stories
What We Like About Stories
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What We Like About Stories
In this lesson, your students will think about what attracts them to a book. They will learn about the types of people involved in getting a book published.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Which Style Is It?
Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Which Style Is It?
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Nonfiction vs. Fiction: Which Style Is It?
Sorting and categorizing isn’t just for cleaning! In this fun-filled activity, students will learn how to distinguish fiction from nonfiction.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
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Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
Is it real or is it fantasy? This lesson introduces students to the literary concepts of realism and fantasy. Readers will practice this skill by using details in texts to distinguish the two genre elements.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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ABC's and Coconut Trees
ABC's and Coconut Trees
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ABC's and Coconut Trees
In this lesson, students will practice letter recognition with the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Filled with coconut trees and ABC's, this fun activity is sure to please!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Knowledge Charting
Knowledge Charting
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Knowledge Charting
Using charts is a great way to see similarities, differences, and information. This visual lesson will help all students see what can be gained from nonfiction and fiction texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Celebrate Valentine's Day!
Let's Celebrate Valentine's Day!
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Let's Celebrate Valentine's Day!
Holidays are an exciting part of a child’s life, and Valentine's Day can make winter a little brighter! As students celebrate and explore the fun of Valentine's Day through activity centers, a loving feeling will soon fill the air.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Students can have a love affair with fiction while details of the genre can go unnoticed! Using this lesson, your students look under the hood of their favorite fiction by analyzing texts across common themes and topics that hook readers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Capture and Connect the Details!
Capture and Connect the Details!
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Capture and Connect the Details!
Can your students capture the details that lead to the central idea in a text? In this lesson, students will work collaboratively to connect the details with the central ideas.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
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You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
Comparing and contrasting fiction sub-genres encourages young learners to recognize more intricate details in texts. Use this lesson plan to teach your students to compare and contrast traits within a sub-genre.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Colorful Centers
Colorful Centers
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Colorful Centers
Have your students seeing the rainbow with this lesson that has them explore the basic colors and practice their color identification.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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A Unique Guest
A Unique Guest
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A Unique Guest
This lesson provides a fun way to combine learning and entertainment. Your kids will have a great time listening to stories and learning about mice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fiction Lesson Plans

Reading fiction opens doors to other worlds and introduces children to fascinating topics and characters who become lifelong friends. Help students unlock a world of possibilities with these lesson plans designed to help them get the most out of their reading. From writing summaries and making predictions to identifying themes and unpacking figurative language, students will approach reading fiction with a new understanding.