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Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
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Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research

Students begin their informational writing process by gathering information through research. They will use a graphic organizer to record important information and sources and reflect on how to present the information.

6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
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Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing

Students will continue their informational writing project by organizing the information they gathered through research. They will use a graphic organizer to organize their ideas and sort their research notes into meaningful sections.

6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Editing
Informational Essay: Editing
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Informational Essay: Editing

Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their informational essay drafts by correcting errors in conventions and mechanics. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.

6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
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Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft

Students will continue their informational writing project by creating an essay outline prior to drafting.

6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Revising
Informational Essay: Revising
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Informational Essay: Revising

Students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their writing by adding, deleting, or reworking content in their informational essay drafts. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.

6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub Plans for Second Grade
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Sub Plans for Second Grade

Sub plans just got a whole lot easier! In this second grade, week-long sub packet, subs can supercharge learning with "All About Me" themed lessons and activities. The “All About Me” theme is the perfect opportunity to reinforce foundational skills like understanding character traits, taking and interpreting meaningful data, and writing from the heart.

2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for First Grade
Sub Plans for First Grade
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Sub Plans for First Grade

Get ready to learn all about animals! In this week, students will learn about animals that live in different habitats. They will connect to literacy through classic stories like the Three Little Pigs and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!

Nourish your child's inner writer with this lesson on three different forms of literature: poetry, prose, and drama. After going through some examples of each, students will demonstrate their knowledge by filling out bubble maps.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Play With Punctuation
Play With Punctuation
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Play With Punctuation

Featuring a series of hands on activities and worksheets, this ESL-friendly lesson will give your young writer a comprehensive overview of common punctuation marks.

Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Christmas Adventure Writing
Christmas Adventure Writing
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Christmas Adventure Writing

What adventures can a reindeer, candy cane, and a snowman embark on? Let’s find out! In this writing lesson, students will write a Christmas-themed narrative incorporating characters, setting, problem, and solution.

1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Amazing Animals Adaptations!
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Amazing Animals Adaptations!

Students put their knowledge of animal adaptations to the test when they create a new creature with its own unique set of adaptations!

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE

Give your class the "write" tools they need to become excellent authors. In this literary lesson, students use their knowledge of author's purpose to successfully write pieces that persuade, inform, and entertain.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
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What's in a Name?

Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter

Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.

5th grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits

In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.

3rd grade
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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Wish Lists for Santa
Wish Lists for Santa
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Wish Lists for Santa

Have you been naughty or nice this year? It’s time to find out! In this writing lesson, students will practice using invented spelling to write Christmas wish lists to Santa.

Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
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Poetry Themes

Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events

Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.

1st grade
Reading & Writing
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My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
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My Perfect Pet

In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.

3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers

ELs will get a chance to practice their listening and reading comprehension skills as they answer questions about the key details in a read-aloud text. Use as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the Questions for Comprehension lesson plan.

Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Genres
Nonfiction Genres
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Nonfiction Genres

In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Hooks
Story Hooks
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Story Hooks

Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.

2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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How My Life Will Be
How My Life Will Be
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How My Life Will Be

It's never to early to start dreaming about the future! In this lesson, engage your students in thinking about how their lives will be, all while practicing persuasive writing and using future tense verbs!

1st grade
Reading & Writing
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