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Real or Not?
Real or Not?
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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?
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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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Look for the Clues
Look for the Clues
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Look for the Clues
What the character will do next? Designed to teach students the skill of predicting characters’ actions, this lesson guides students to use clues and evidence from the text to make their predictions. Let’s follow those clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
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Sharing Facts from Nonfiction
Tap into children's curiosity by having them record and share key details found in nonfiction texts! This lesson can be used alone or with the Nonfiction Reading: Learning and Recording New Information lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Match Author's Point with Evidence
Match Author's Point with Evidence
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Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and discuss the author's point and the information that supports it. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the What’s the Point? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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How Does it End?
How Does it End?
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How Does it End?
This is a great lesson for students to practice identifying the ending sounds in words and connecting those sounds to specific letters in the alphabet! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Ending Notes** lesson plan.
Preschool
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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They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
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They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Literature Themes
Comparing Literature Themes
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Comparing Literature Themes
Your ELs will compare and contrast two similar stories while strengthening their grammar skills related to noun and pronoun agreement in this lesson. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Venn Diagram Collage.
4th 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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Frederick Douglass's Words
Frederick Douglass's Words
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Use this lesson to teach your students about Frederick Douglass and the impact that words had on his life. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life. Then, they'll complete a graphic organizer with peers to record important details and events in his life. Students will then demonstrate understanding by creating a poster with images and key words that stand out when they think about Frederick Douglass.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
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Battle of the Texts: Print vs. Electronics
Are you a page turner or a mouse clicker? In this lesson, students compare and contrast text features in two types of nonfictions texts: print and electronic.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adventures with Infographics
Adventures with Infographics
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Adventures with Infographics
What better way to represent what you’ve learned than through an infographic? In this lesson, students read nonfiction texts then create infographics to share the main topics, key ideas, evidence, and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making a New Home: Colonial America
Making a New Home: Colonial America
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Making a New Home: Colonial America
Settlers began arriving to build homes for themselves in America in the early bits of the 17th century. In this lesson, your students will learn a little about what it took to leave home and become a settler.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Bright and Beautiful Colors
Bright and Beautiful Colors
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Bright and Beautiful Colors
In this fun color-infused lesson, kindergarten students will practice turning their ideas into primary color masterpieces!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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.
4th grade
Math
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Summer Reads
Summer Reads
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Summer Reads
Get students excited for summer reading by creating some special “To Read” lists!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use this lesson to teach your students about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy he left behind. With a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, students will show understanding by organizing information on a graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Sequence
Understanding Sequence
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Understanding Sequence
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand sequencing in fictional texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Sequencing: Order in the Court lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Winter Dance
Winter Dance
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Winter Dance
What do books and dances have in common? They can both be used to tell stories and express emotions. In this lesson, students will learn to represent scenes from a story through dance.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Acing The Letter A!
Acing The Letter A!
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Acing The Letter A!
Ace the letter A with this lesson! Your students will love completing these colorful activities to get to know uppercase and lowercase A.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Branching Out About the Government
Branching Out About the Government
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Branching Out About the Government
In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Where Do I Begin?
Where Do I Begin?
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Where Do I Begin?
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review beginning literacy concepts with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Learning to Read from Left to Right.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Lesson Plans for Reading

These interactive reading lessons teach students foundational skills that will make them confident readers.