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Many Measurement Tools
Many Measurement Tools
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Many Measurement Tools
This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
2nd grade
Math
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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
Math
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Characters and Settings
Characters and Settings
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Characters and Settings
In this lesson, your students will identify adjectives in noun phrases and understand how noun phrases are used to describe characters and settings in fictional texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to Tell Me More.
4th grade
Math
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Characters and Dialogue
Characters and Dialogue
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Characters and Dialogue
Help your ELs identify the characters and their dialogue in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Action! Students Create Reader’s Theater* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Dive Into Context Clues
Dive Into Context Clues
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Dive Into Context Clues
Help your students flex their vocabulary muscles with this lesson on using context clues. By deciphering the meanings of different nonsense words, young readers will greatly improve their comprehension skills.
5th grade
Math
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Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
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Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Big, bigger, biggest? Teach your students about comparative and superlative adjectives as they make comparisons. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Talk About Rounding Decimals
Talk About Rounding Decimals
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Talk About Rounding Decimals
Boost your students' confidence in verbally sharing their math processes using grade-level vocabulary! This lesson on rounding decimals can be taught on its own or as support for the lesson Menu Math: Rounding Decimals.
4th grade
Math
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Signal Cause and Effect
Signal Cause and Effect
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Signal Cause and Effect
Teach your students to recognize the words that signal cause and effect relationships. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Onomatopoeia Zoo
Onomatopoeia Zoo
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Onomatopoeia Zoo
Oink! Bark! Crash! Onomatopoeia help students write in richer, more descriptive ways. This lesson teaches students how to incorporate sound words into their vocabulary.
3rd grade
Math
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Composing and Decomposing
Composing and Decomposing
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Composing and Decomposing
Use this lesson to introduce composing and decomposing as part of your students’ addition and subtraction toolkits.
2nd grade
Math
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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.
1st grade
Math
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Shapes and Shadows
Shapes and Shadows
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Shapes and Shadows
Students will get hands-on experience manipulating shapes in this preschool-friendly activity. With the help of shape blocks and worksheets, little learners will get the hang of squares, triangles and rectangles in no time.
Preschool
Math
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Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
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Similarities and Differences
Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting the key details in two texts on the same topic. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *What's Similar? What's Different?* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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What's That Word?
What's That Word?
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What's That Word?
This vocabulary boosting lesson is sure to excite young readers. By working in pairs, students will teach each other about a bunch of different sight words.
1st grade
Math
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Area Models and Multiplication
Area Models and Multiplication
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Area Models and Multiplication
Area models are building blocks to more complicated multiplication and division. Use this lesson to refresh students on the relationship between multiplication and area to prepare them to use the area models strategy with larger numbers.
5th grade
Math
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It's Piggy Time!
It's Piggy Time!
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It's Piggy Time!
This is an interactive, fun lesson based on the story of the Three Little Pigs. Kids will have a great time acting out the story themselves as they learn some new vocabulary.
Preschool
Math
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My First Book
My First Book
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My First Book
Help your kids write their own book by giving them an introduction to some new sight words. Students will increase their confidence while building their vocabulary.
Preschool
Math
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
In this lesson, students will retell stories by drawing and talking about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end. This lesson can be used alone or with the Goldilocks and Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Mighty Mean, Median, and Mode
Mighty Mean, Median, and Mode
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Mighty Mean, Median, and Mode
Give your students a good basis in interpreting data with this lesson that teaches them about mean, median, and mode with plenty of practice and cute videos to keep them interested.
4th grade
Math
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Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
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Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Math
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Wild and Windy Weather
Wild and Windy Weather
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Wild and Windy Weather
Preschool students will love getting wild in this wind and air themed lesson plan, all about making predictions and learning about the weather! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Windy Weather Watching** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Repeated Words and Phrases
Repeated Words and Phrases
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Repeated Words and Phrases
Teach your students to look for the repeated words and phrases in a nonfiction text as they pick out important information. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Determining Importance* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
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Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Anansi invites his friend Turtle to dinner at his house ... but does he treat him like a friend? In this reading comprehension lesson, your class practices questioning, retelling, and identifying the moral in "Anansi and the Turtle."
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
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Comparing and Contrasting Cinderella Stories
Help your second graders hone their comparing and contrasting skills with this reading lesson using The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin. This version on the Cinderella story is a Common Core recommended text.
2nd grade
Math
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