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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, teach your students about fun and silly limerick poems. In this lesson, students will learn about the characteristics of limerick poems and will have fun reading a variety of them!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Feel the Beat
Feel the Beat
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Feel the Beat
Poetry and dance come together in this fun lesson! After reading a book of poems about dance moves, students create their own poem and dance performances.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Inventories
Reading Inventories
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Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd 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!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mapping Group Work
Story Mapping Group Work
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Story Mapping Group Work
Use this story map and your choice of short fiction passages to develop your students’ reading comprehension skills with this group reading lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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I Have, Who Has? Sight Word Practice
I Have, Who Has? Sight Word Practice
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I Have, Who Has? Sight Word Practice
A fun spin on a classic game! This sight word game will help your students with their reading fluency and reinforce foundational reading skills. Students should be fairly fluent in reading Pre-Primer Dolch sight words prior to the lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuation & Prosody
Punctuation & Prosody
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Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
2nd grade
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Read and Retell a Classic Story
Read and Retell a Classic Story
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Read and Retell a Classic Story
Your students will enjoy reading the classic story “The Ugly Duckling,” written about a very lovable duck! This reading lesson also includes a fun partner activity to help your students practice comprehension.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sight Word Games
Sight Word Games
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Sight Word Games
Students will practice reading and spelling grade level sight words through a fast-paced game of tic-tac-toe.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tricky Patterns
Tricky Patterns
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Tricky Patterns
Second graders will love choosing from their tricky word activity menu as they practice reading and spelling irregularly spelled sight words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
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Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Detectives
Sentence Detectives
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Sentence Detectives
Are your students ready to become detectives? This engaging lesson will have them searching for clues while improving their reading skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Find that Blend
Find that Blend
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Find that Blend
Test your students ability to find words as they practice reading and spelling words with ending consonant blends in a timed game!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice those Patterns
Practice those Patterns
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Practice those Patterns
Your students will love playing the classic game of bingo, with a twist to practice reading and spelling grade level word families.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
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Fairy Tales from Around the World: Cinderella
This colorful lesson combines reading comprehension with cultural awareness. Students will certainly have a blast comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories from two different countries.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Bossy R Meets the Syllable
Bossy R Meets the Syllable
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Bossy R Meets the Syllable
What’s makes r-controlled syllables special? Use this lesson to help your students practice identifying, reading, and spelling words that contain r-controlled syllables.
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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Pick Up the Phoneme!
Pick Up the Phoneme!
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Pick Up the Phoneme!
Pick up the phoneme and practice! In this lesson, your students will practice their sense of sound-symbol relationship to develop solid spelling and reading skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Giving Tree: Identifying Story Elements
The Giving Tree: Identifying Story Elements
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The Giving Tree: Identifying Story Elements
After reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, students will use a graphic organizer to identify story elements and develop a deeper understanding of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create a Nonfiction Text Summary
Create a Nonfiction Text Summary
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Create a Nonfiction Text Summary
Give your students a chance to hone their reading comprehension skills by creating nonfiction text summaries in this introductory lesson.
2nd 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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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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Stop and Jot!
Stop and Jot!
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Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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