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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, teach your students about fun and silly limerick poems. In this lesson, students will learn about the characteristics of limerick poems and will have fun reading a variety of them!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Halloween Diamante Poems
Halloween Diamante Poems
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Halloween Diamante Poems
Show your Halloween spirit by creating funny, creepy or trick-or-treating themed Diamante poems. Following the poem template, students will review parts of speech while creating festive masterpieces to share with the class.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Jazzy Bio Poems
Jazzy Bio Poems
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Jazzy Bio Poems
Integrate reading, writing, and social studies in this lesson about famous jazz musicians! This lesson would fit perfectly in a unit about biographies or Black History Month.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Poems
Rhyming Poems
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Rhyming Poems
Students will have fun learning about rhyming words and poetry in this fun bee-inspired lesson plan! Can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for the Silly Socks Poetry Featuring the Letter S lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Round Up!
Reading Round Up!
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Reading Round Up!
Preschoolers can have a range of reading abilities. Find out what they know about letters and reading with this lesson plan!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Feel the Beat
Feel the Beat
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Feel the Beat
Poetry and dance come together in this fun lesson! After reading a book of poems about dance moves, students create their own poem and dance performances.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Closely
Reading Closely
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Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading: Introduction
Close Reading: Introduction
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Close Reading: Introduction
Help your students absorb the details of a text and make inferences about what they read with the strategy of close reading. By reading closely, students will become better able to understand complex themes and nuances in a text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Strategy
Close Reading Strategy
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Close Reading Strategy
This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for Close Reading: Introduction.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Inventories
Reading Inventories
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Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Informational Text: Close Reading
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Let's learn about natural disasters. After reading through some informational texts, students will use their close reading skills to answer questions about different types of disasters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close reading isn’t about just ticking through words on a page; it’s about absorbing ideas and expanding on them. In this lesson, students will use this strategy to make interpretations about a character's emotions through their actions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Reading Pictures
Reading Pictures
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Reading Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice "reading" pictures. They will look at the details in pictures in order to make predictions about what happens in a text. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predicting Pictures lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play With Reading
Play With Reading
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Play With Reading
Learning and reviewing letters can be lots of fun! Students will learn and release some energy as they participate in a variety of get-up-and-go reading games.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Winners
Reading Winners
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Reading Winners
Who will win the race? Help your class build essential pre-reading skills with a friendly competition. Your students will race to identify the author, illustrator, and understand all the parts of a book in this engaging lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Reading Games
Reading Games
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Reading Games
ELs will get plenty of practice identifying letters as they go on an alphabet scavenger hunt in this fun letter-focused lesson plan. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Play with Reading lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
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Reading Response Letters
How can you see what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Experiences: Reading and Listening to Poetry
Compare and Contrast Experiences: Reading and Listening to Poetry
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Compare and Contrast Experiences: Reading and Listening to Poetry
In this lesson, students read and then listen to the audio version of a classic poem, Auld Lang Syne. They'll use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast their experience of reading the poem to listening to musical version of the poem.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Logs to Go!
Reading Logs to Go!
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Reading Logs to Go!
Show and prove! Use this lesson plan and say farewell to fiction reading logs of yore, as your students (literally) draw connections across theme, cause, and effect.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Without Words
Reading Without Words
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Reading Without Words
Playing make-believe and telling stories are favorite childhood pastimes. Thus, no matter their reading level, students will love the opportunity to “read” to others and explore pictures as they take a walk through books.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Highlight Reading and Writing
Highlight Reading and Writing
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Highlight Reading and Writing
This lesson incorporates everyday reading material into a fun creative writing activity. Students will learn new vocabulary and incorporate it into an original story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Teach children to become thoughtful, joyful poetry readers with this selection of lesson plans all about reading poems. These lesson plans help teach students to identify elements of poetry, analyze themes, and differentiate between forms of poetry. Each lesson plan on reading poems includes step-by-step instructions as well as support materials, vocabulary terms, and other related resources.