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Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
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Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
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Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
This lesson will help your students use sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. Students will enjoy learning about maps and figuring out tricky words along the way!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Know Your Shapes!
Know Your Shapes!
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Know Your Shapes!
In this lesson, your students will become familiar with shapes by identifying them in real life. Your students will love identifying how many sides shapes have by drawing and counting them!
1st grade
Math
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Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
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Tell Me More: Characters, Settings, and Events
Characters, settings, and events, oh my! In this lesson, students will dig deeper into each of these components and learn to provide specific details from their texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Regrouping to Add
Using Regrouping to Add
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Using Regrouping to Add
Guide students to use base ten blocks to solve two-digit by one-digit addition problems with regrouping. This lesson can be used independently or paired with the lesson Adding it All Up.
2nd grade
Math
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Learning New Vocabulary
Learning New Vocabulary
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Learning New Vocabulary
In this lesson, students will identify new vocabulary words from a text read aloud. After selecting new words, they will create their own picture dictionaries to learn the meaning of each new word.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Parts of Speech that Describe
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
Are these fractions really equal? Use this lesson to introduce the concept of equivalent fractions with your students. Teach this on its own or use it as support for the lesson Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models.
4th grade
Math
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Greater Than, Less Than: Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
Greater Than, Less Than: Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
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Greater Than, Less Than: Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
In this lesson, your students will compare numbers to one thousand using place value charts and symbols. Your students will love practicing with numbers!
2nd grade
Math
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Identifying Character Traits
Identifying Character Traits
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Identifying Character Traits
What's your "it"? This lesson incorporates Tony Dungy's You Can Do It! into some hands-on activities that help students learn about different character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Bar Graphs: Interpreting Data
Bar Graphs: Interpreting Data
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Bar Graphs: Interpreting Data
In this lesson, students will make bar graphs and interpret data using real-life data from other students. They will get practice writing and answering survey questions.
2nd grade
Math
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Identifying the Author's Purpose
Identifying the Author's Purpose
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Identifying the Author's Purpose
This lesson gives students foundational skills needed to identify the author's purpose in a variety of texts. Use the lesson as a stand alone or as a pre-lesson to What Were They Thinking?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Estimating Length
Estimating Length
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Estimating Length
Advance your students from relative measurements to learning about standardized units with this lesson that teaches them about inches and feet by using common classroom objects.
2nd grade
Math
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Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers
Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers
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Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers
Your students will go bonkers for bingo as they play this baffling multiplication game! Who will get five in a row first?
4th grade
Math
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
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Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters
A first grade classic takes center stage in this lesson on comparing and contrasting characters. This lesson can be used alone or with the Compare and Contrast with Wolves lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Comparing Bigger and Smaller
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Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Kindergarteners love talking about how big they are! Help them develop a stronger understanding of big and small in this engaging measurement lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
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All About Subtraction
All About Subtraction
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All About Subtraction
Use this engaging lesson plan to teach or review subtraction to your ELLs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Mr. Alligator Can't Catch Me!** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Counting Coins
Counting Coins
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Counting Coins
Help your students learn to count money with this teacher-approved lesson. They'll love learning how much their favorite things are worth.
2nd grade
Math
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Multiplying Multiples
Multiplying Multiples
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Multiplying Multiples
Introduce your students to multiplying multi-digit numbers with this lesson that gives them plenty of practice and has them play a game with a partner that makes the lesson fun!
4th grade
Math
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Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
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Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
Becoming fluent in reading analog and digital clocks can be very “time” consuming. This interactive lesson will engage young learners while reinforcing an important skill.
2nd grade
Math
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
4th grade
Math
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Base-Ten Blocks
Base-Ten Blocks
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Base-Ten Blocks
Use this lesson to introduce the tool of base-ten blocks to your students. This scaffolded EL support lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity, or prior to teaching Three-Digit Addition with Base-Ten Models.
2nd 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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Blending Sounds
Blending Sounds
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Blending Sounds
This is a great introductory lesson to teach about beginning blends. Kindergarten students will love learning all about how to blend consonants together while reading a hilarious story!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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