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Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
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Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
Give your students a chance to share some interesting anecdotes with this simple lesson. By brainstorming ideas about past experiences, young writers will learn to develop their own personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
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Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Animal Poetry
Animal Poetry
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Animal Poetry
Get excited about poetry! This lesson will encourage your students to practice their writing skills as they write their very own list poems about animals.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
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Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Students will love learning about a tiny (yet very interesting!) animal in this rainforest-inspired lesson plan focusing on ants.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Get Descriptive on Easter
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Easter is a special holiday for many families, and kids enjoy traditions such as decorating their Easter eggs. Teach your students to use strong descriptive language in their creative writing with this holiday lesson plan!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
Do your students have strong opinions? This lesson, which features a bunch of fun essay-building exercises, provides an outlet for young writers to express their opinions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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One Happy Classroom
One Happy Classroom
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One Happy Classroom
This is a great lesson to use at the start of the school year. The focus is creating one happy classroom! Students will get to know themselves and their peers and describe how they will make the classroom a happy learning place.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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All About Titles
All About Titles
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All About Titles
This lesson covers everything that young writers need to know about titles. Students will learn about the purpose of titles, strategies for creating a great title, and familiarize themselves with punctuation and capitalization conventions of titles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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A Deeper Look into the Preamble to the Constitution
A Deeper Look into the Preamble to the Constitution
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A Deeper Look into the Preamble to the Constitution
Understanding the Constitution is an important civic duty. This lesson gives your students a chance to break down the Preamble to the Constitution into manageable chunks, and translate it into student-friendly language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
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Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
This lesson plan teaches students about Frida Kahlo and her legacy as an activist and artist who continues to inspire people all over the world. Students will listen to a story about Frida Kahlo and reflect on what it means to be an artist.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Acrostics for the Earth
Acrostics for the Earth
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Acrostics for the Earth
Earth Day is a worldwide celebration that promotes awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use this lesson to teach your students about Earth Day with an engaging poetry activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Diving into Earth's Oceans
Diving into Earth's Oceans
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Diving into Earth's Oceans
Get your students excited about geography with a lesson on Earth's oceans. After reading two different texts, they'll be ready to dive right into ocean paragraph writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Copy Cat
Copy Cat
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Copy Cat
Play a fun and interesting game with your students in this lesson! Your students will copy words that you write to become more familiar with new vocabulary!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Which Way Can We Go?
Which Way Can We Go?
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Which Way Can We Go?
Look all around! In this lesson, students will use real-life examples and an interactive mapping activity to identify the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
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Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Challenge students with a discussion about prepositions and conjunctions in this lesson. Your class will write a journal entry to explain the function of the prepositions and conjunctions in a specific sentence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Nature
Exploring Nature
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Exploring Nature
Allow students to make sense of the world through hands-on activities and play. This movement-centered lesson will let your students explore parts of nature that make up our great Earth.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Here’s What I Think!
Here’s What I Think!
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Here’s What I Think!
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Onomatopoeia Poetry
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Pop, whoosh, ding! Onomatopoeia is a writing technique that makes text come alive. In this lesson, students will learn about onomatopoeia, and apply it to their writing process to create poetry, as a class and individually.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Kids love being silly and they love making things their own. Your kindergarteners will adore the poems in this hilarious read aloud and love being able to write and perform their very own sensory language poetry!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Interesting Introductions
Interesting Introductions
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Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Venn Diagram Collage
Venn Diagram Collage
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Venn Diagram Collage
Arts and crafts, Venn diagrams, and literature all come together as students compare and contrast stories. Opportunities for student creativity are endless!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
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Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Do your students struggle with word choices? In this lesson, students will learn strategies for choosing vivid words for their poetry. Although the “persona poem” is used as a model, any type of poetry can be used!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Characters!
Calling All Characters!
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Calling All Characters!
Come one, come all! In this lesson, reading and writing are intertwined as students determine a character's traits from the character's actions. Reading extends into creative writing as students imagine what a character might do next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Lesson Plans for Writing

With thought-provoking prompts, your students will love developing stories and practicing writing techniques with these relevant, interesting writing lessons.