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The Wonderful Letter W!
The Wonderful Letter W!
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The Wonderful Letter W!
Students will learn all about the letter W in this alphabet-centered lesson plan!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
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Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
This lesson will have your students learn to compare and contrast using both a classic fairy tale and a fractured versions of a fairy tale.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Personal Timeline
Personal Timeline
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Personal Timeline
Use this lesson to help your ELs strengthen their vocabulary and learn how to create a personal timeline. Teach this lesson as a standalone lesson or use it as support for the lesson Timelines and Nonfiction Text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
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I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
Do your students have trouble understanding the main types of figurative language? This lesson will teach them about I SHAMPOO C, an acronym used to to remember nine of the main types with ease.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Elements of Fiction: Creating a Story Map
The Elements of Fiction: Creating a Story Map
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The Elements of Fiction: Creating a Story Map
Give your students a chance to hone their reading comprehension skills as they learn about the characters, setting, and plot of their favorite fiction books by creating a story map.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
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Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Use this lesson to gauge your students’ basic comprehension of fiction text. If they can answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions, you know they have a handle on it and it’s time to get into more critical thinking!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Informational Text: Close Reading
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Use a student-friendly glossary and sentence frames to learn about wild weather! Scaffolds will help your students answer text-dependent questions. This lesson can be paired with the main Informational Text: Close Reading lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's in a Book?
What's in a Book?
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What's in a Book?
Your EL's will learn all about the parts of a book while praciticing their listening and speaking skills. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fluently
Reading Fluently
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Reading Fluently
Use this lesson to help your ELs gain confidence as they read aloud texts. They will practice decoding strategies that will help improve fluency. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/picture-book-pacing/" target="_blank">Picture Book Pacing</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetry: Figurative Language
Poetry: Figurative Language
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Poetry: Figurative Language
This literary lesson has students delving into Emily Dickinson's "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold" to find different types of figurative language. Writers will love sharpening reading comprehension skills with this poetry analysis activity.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Going on a Feelings Hunt
Going on a Feelings Hunt
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Going on a Feelings Hunt
Everyone has feelings! In this lesson, students explore different feelings by recognizing them on faces. As they look through books, students will find pictures that show a variety of expressions.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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There’s No I in Theme-work!
There’s No I in Theme-work!
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There’s No I in Theme-work!
That’s right! The theme applies to everyone! Use this interactive lesson to teach your students how to find the theme of a fictional text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Letter H
The Letter H
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The Letter H
Get your preschoolers engaged in recognizing and writing the letter H with tracing, coloring, cutting, and pasting.
Preschool
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Alphabet Tree
Alphabet Tree
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Alphabet Tree
Help your students with their letter recognition skills with this lesson that has them make their own Autumn Alphabet Tree. This hands-on activity is great even for the most restless students, as they will constantly have something to do.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Inferring Character Motivation
Inferring Character Motivation
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Inferring Character Motivation
In this support lesson, students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character in order to understand their motivation. Use this as a support for the lesson What's the Theme? Analyzing Character Motivation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Through Word Choice
Close Reading Through Word Choice
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Close Reading Through Word Choice
Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements
Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements
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Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements
Story elements help to bring beloved fairy tales to life in this literacy lesson. Your students will learn to identify the title, author, setting, characters, problem, and solution in a fiction text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Easter Bunny Sequencing
Easter Bunny Sequencing
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Easter Bunny Sequencing
Young children's imaginations can run wild! In this lesson, they'll get to put their creativity to good use (and test their sequencing skills!) as they think about all the things the Easter Bunny might do during his day.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Different Points of View
Exploring Different Points of View
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Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
What do like to groove to? Bebop or hip-hop? In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will listen to and learn about two music genres heavily influenced by African-Americans. Then they will write about which genre they prefer.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Improve reading comprehension with a lesson on cause and effect! In this lesson, students will use a T-chart to identify examples of cause and effect in and by the end, you’ll all be singing along to the cause and effect song!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Information from Multiple Sources
Information from Multiple Sources
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Information from Multiple Sources
Use this lesson to help your ELs quickly find information on a specific topic by looking for a noun and its pronouns in a nonfiction text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Ecosystems Explained.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Use Your Mind and Visualize!
Use Your Mind and Visualize!
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Use Your Mind and Visualize!
Help students learn the crucial reading strategy of visualizing. Visualizing is a key component of learning to infer from a text. Kids will love using their imagination and drawing pictures of their visualizations.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Writing Facts and Opinions
Writing Facts and Opinions
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Writing Facts and Opinions
State your opinion but know your facts! Get your students jazzed about facts and opinions with this lesson that has them writing and sorting both types of statements.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
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Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Introduce the concept of author’s purpose in fiction texts with this fun reading lesson! Students will discuss three examples of fictional texts to determine the purpose of each.
2nd 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.