Help your EL students retell a story using a paragraph frame and transition words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity to reinforce comprehension of texts or used as a support lesson for Read and Retell a Classic.
Your students will have loads of fun discovering new words and using them describe the feelings of different characters. Featuring No, David! by David Shannon, this lesson will help kids practice reading and writing.
Caterpillars and the hard C sound come together in this colorful lesson. With help from the ever-popular *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, students will learn about metamorphosis while developing their phonics skills.
This lesson will help your students use sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. Students will enjoy learning about maps and figuring out tricky words along the way!
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
Help your students understand what cause and effect looks like in everyday situations! This hands-on, engaging lesson plan allows students to examine cause and effect in their own lives as well as fictional text!
Get students moving with this fun activity! After reading a story about a giraffe trying to dance, students will come up with their own dances for the giraffe to do—all while practicing using adjectives!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
This lesson helps your ELs identify nonfiction text features and explain how they enhance comprehension of the text. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Searching for Text Features lesson plan.
Big, bigger, biggest? Teach your students about comparative and superlative adjectives as they make comparisons. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast* lesson.
The sequence of events help readers recount the most important parts of the story in order. Use this lesson with your students to read fables and a classic picture book as you practice recounting the sequence of events.
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
I am me, and there's no one else I'd rather be! Your students will love sharing about their lives as they write a report all about them. Young writers will practice using their very best handwriting as they fill out colorful worksheets.
Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
Knowing what to do is half the battle of any task. This lesson teaches kids about following directions. After playing Simon Says and completing some fun worksheets, your students will certainly become better at understanding instructions.