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Types Of Sentences
Types Of Sentences
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Types Of Sentences
Use this lesson to introduce your class to four kinds of sentences, and how understanding and using different types of sentences allows writers to control the tone of their sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Urban, Suburban, or Rural
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Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Students will have a blast as they engage in interactive projects to learn about the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural communities. This lesson will help them develop both their writing and social-studies skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Elaborating on My Feelings
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Elaborating on My Feelings
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
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Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Acrostic Research and Craft
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Students conduct a short research project on a chosen topic, combine their knowledge of their subject in an acrostic poem, then create a craft to illustrate their topic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Fact or Opinion: Part 1
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Cats are the best! Pizza is better! My teacher rules! In Fact or Opinion: Part 1, your students will combine reading and writing to learn about the differences between facts and opinions and how those differences are communicated.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Teaching Expression with Music
Teaching Expression with Music
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Teaching Expression with Music
In this lesson, your students will use music and art to visualize emotions and express feelings. They will love using music to practice writing!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Animal Life Cycles, All Around
Animal Life Cycles, All Around
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Animal Life Cycles, All Around
Life cycles go around and around! In this technology-integrated lesson, students will research various animal life cycles and write about them.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Information Presentation: Animals
Information Presentation: Animals
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Information Presentation: Animals
Get your students excited to talk about animals in this lesson! Your students will choose an animal, research and write a report with a peer, and then create a presenation for the class!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Hook 'Em!
Let's Hook 'Em!
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Let's Hook 'Em!
Are your students hooking their readers? Use this creative and imaginative writing exercise that will bring student beginnings to life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Teacher for President!
My Teacher for President!
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My Teacher for President!
Need a promotion? Then have your students participate in a writing lesson that will have them voting for you! Give students the opportunity to place teachers in the spotlight, as they persuade others why teachers make the best presidents.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Writing Better Through Revisions
Making Writing Better Through Revisions
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Making Writing Better Through Revisions
Give your second graders a glimpse into the life of an author as they give and receive feedback to revise their stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Creating an Informative Picture Book
Creating an Informative Picture Book
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Creating an Informative Picture Book
With this integrated lesson, your students will organize information and write an informative book about your current science unit. This lesson will help strengthen student writing while also reviewing and summarizing your current science unit.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 3
Fact or Opinion: Part 3
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Fact or Opinion: Part 3
In Fact or Opinion: Part 3, your students will take what they learned from the previous lessons and apply it by writing their own personal opinion essays.
2nd 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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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
Fact or Opinion: Part 2
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
My dog is better! In this lesson, your students will combine reading, writing, and movement to practice distinguishing and supporting facts and opinions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
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Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
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