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Tracing Letters
Tracing Letters
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Tracing Letters
Writing is a hugely important life skill. Before your kids begin expressing their ideas, however, they'll need to work on penmanship. This simple lesson helps students with the basics of writing the letters of the alphabet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Imagination: Real or Make Believe
Imagination: Real or Make Believe
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Imagination: Real or Make Believe
Can cartoon bears talk? Can fish sing? Engage your students by teaching the difference between real and make believe.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Get students curious about reading with these activities designed to support comprehension. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Main Ideas and Details lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
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Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Planning for a substitute teacher in the classroom has never been easier than with this week-long sub packet for fourth grade! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons that will educate and inspire your students!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Words with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Rhyming Words with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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Rhyming Words with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Help your students become shining stars with this lesson that uses "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to teach them about rhyming pairs. Students will make the connection between spoken and printed words while making a dazzling star.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Sight Words
Sight Words
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Sight Words
Use this fun lesson plan to practice identifying common sight words and rhyming words with your el's. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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We Love the Earth
We Love the Earth
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We Love the Earth
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! This music and literature-inspired lesson plan will get your students thinking about how they can help our planet stay healthy.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Vowels Are Special
Vowels Are Special
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Vowels Are Special
In this fun alphabet-focused lesson plan, students will learn all about vowels! With a special focus on the letter A, this is a great way to help your students learn all about short vowel sounds. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **A-E-I-O-U** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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A Five Senses Adventure
A Five Senses Adventure
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A Five Senses Adventure
This five senses inspired lesson will get your students excited about using their observation skills as they go on a classroom scavenger hunt!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up
Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up
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Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up
In this lesson, students get practice with finding the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Have your students help you fix a mixed up story while they learn the parts of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Recognizing Upper and Lowercase Letters
Recognizing Upper and Lowercase Letters
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Recognizing Upper and Lowercase Letters
In this lesson, music, games, and a tricky maze help your students recognize uppercase and lowercase letters. All these activities are sure to keep kids both engaged and learning.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Hungry for the Digraph Th
Hungry for the Digraph Th
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Hungry for the Digraph Th
This quirky lesson will have young readers hungry to identify three and four letter words containing the digraph "th" in Eric Carle's classic The Hungry Caterpillar.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
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Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
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Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
In this lesson, your class will identify an author’s claim in nonfiction text by identifying evidence and reasons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Reader's Theater: Read the Script
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Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Did you know that Reader's Theater promotes fluency and builds students' reading confidence? Use this lesson to inspire your students to practice reading and understanding text in the drama genre.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What's in a Text Feature?
What's in a Text Feature?
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What's in a Text Feature?
Ever wondered how to explain what an index is to a 6 year old? Look no further! Use this engaging lesson to help your students become text feature experts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Main ideas and Details
Main ideas and Details
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Main ideas and Details
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand main idea and supporting details. They'll analyze non-fiction word, sentence, and paragraph structures. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the In Search of Main Ideas lesson.
3rd grade
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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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sticky Reading Comprehension
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
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The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
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What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
Do your students know the difference between a fact and an opinion? In this lesson, your class gets the practice they need to sort fact from opinion.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Inference Detectives
Inference Detectives
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Inference Detectives
It’s time to make an educated guess! In this lesson, your students will practice using their background knowledge and evidence from the text to make inferences in nonfiction pieces about Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Determining the Theme of a Poem
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Give your class a deeper understanding of theme with this art and poetry-focused lesson plan about theme. By the end of the lesson, students will understand what theme is and how to determine theme in a piece of writing, such as a poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Lesson Plans for Reading

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