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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Detective Reading
Detective Reading
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Detective Reading
Roll up your sleeves and get out the magnifying glasses! In this lesson, your students will practice finding supportive details and examples in informational texts.
4th 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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Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
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Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Word Families
Short Vowel Word Families
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Short Vowel Word Families
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of short vowel word families and rhyming words to your kindergarten ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the All in a Word Family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
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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Learning to Read from Left to Right
Learning to Read from Left to Right
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Learning to Read from Left to Right
This is a great lesson to introduce or review introductory literacy concepts with your students!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
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Using Pictures to Read Words
This is a great introductory lesson to teach students about the importance of illustrations when reading. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Introducing Reader's Workshop lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Reading Picture Clues
Reading Picture Clues
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Reading Picture Clues
In this lesson, students will learn how to get information from pictures in texts. They will describe pictures with a partner and see if their descriptions match the words in the text. This lesson can be used alone or as a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Linking Letter Sounds
Linking Letter Sounds
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Linking Letter Sounds
In this caterpillar-focused lesson plan, students will practice identifying words that begin with the letter C, while learning about the metamorphosis of a butterfly. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
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Introducing Reader's Workshop!
This lesson plan will have students practice their reading skills and build their reading stamina. This can be used as an introduction to kindergarten reader's workshop!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
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Going on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Students will love practicing their sight word reading skills using this fun scavenger hunt lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the Sight Word Salad lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiple Meaning Motivation
Multiple Meaning Motivation
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Multiple Meaning Motivation
Help your students' understand the English language with this lesson that teaches them that there are word "twins" that look and sound the same but have different meanings.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Handy Sight Words
Handy Sight Words
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Handy Sight Words
Who knew that sight words could be so handy? This super simple reading lesson is perfect for students who love arts and crafts. It combines a short project with fun sight word memorization activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
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Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds
Read and roll! This interactive game can be used as an engaging activity or an assessment tool that allows you to easily monitor your students’ ability to blend phonemes together to create words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Literacy Concepts
Learning About Literacy Concepts
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Learning About Literacy Concepts
This lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Reading Winners to introduce or review concepts of print and parts of a book to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Sight Word Fun: Am
Sight Word Fun: Am
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Sight Word Fun: Am
Help students learn the sight word "am" through music, movement, and color. This quirky language lesson is guaranteed to nourish your kindergartner's vocabulary skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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I Like to Spell LIKE!
I Like to Spell LIKE!
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I Like to Spell LIKE!
"Like" is a fundamental word for beginning readers and writers. Help your students learn to spell and write sentences with this popular sight word in this collaborative class lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
How Many Sounds Does A Make?
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
Your students will learn all about the many sounds of the letter A in this vowel-focused lesson plan. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Vowel Hop** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Read with Beads
Read with Beads
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Read with Beads
Build words with this fun lesson for emergent readers. Using beads and pipe cleaners, your students will enjoy working with manipulatives to create three- and four-letter words!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Words that Sound the Same
Words that Sound the Same
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Words that Sound the Same
In this hilarious lesson plan filled with homophones, students will get to practice identifying and using multiple meaning words. This can be used on its own or as a pre-lesson for the Multiple Meaning Motivation lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Book Pacing
Picture Book Pacing
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Picture Book Pacing
The ability to read aloud well and with confidence is an important part of student development. In this lesson, students will use picture books and record videos of themselves reading aloud.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pop! Pop! Pop! Words in the -Op Family
Pop! Pop! Pop! Words in the -Op Family
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Pop! Pop! Pop! Words in the -Op Family
Pop! Pop! Pop! Blending is fun when it includes balloons! In this lesson filled with balloons, students will learn how to substitute letters to create new words that are in the -op word family.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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