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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
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Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This English Learner support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Color It Out
Color It Out
Lesson Plan
Color It Out
Reading simple words can be a lot of work for young learners, but by adding in a cooperative game, everyone wins in this fun filled lesson. Students will be filled with pride as they master how to isolate sounds.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Lesson Plan
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
Lesson Plan
EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
This lesson plan will introduce your ELs to one-to-one correspondance when reading. This is a great stand-alone lesson or a can be used as a pre-lesson for the **Pointers!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Pairs
Rhyming Pairs
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Rhyming Pairs
Use Mem Fox's exciting read aloud to introduce or review the concept of rhyming word pairs with your ELs. This lesson can be used as a stand alone or support for the lesson plan Rhyming with Sam I Am.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
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Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Puzzling Words
Reading Puzzling Words
Lesson Plan
Reading Puzzling Words
What happens when you put two words together? Help your kindergarten students understand the concept of compound words using this ocean-themed lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Master Decoders
Master Decoders
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Master Decoders
Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Lesson Plan
Who Am I?
Your animal loving students will have a blast reviewing a common sight word as they give their friends clues to guess one another's animal! Can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support lesson for the **Sight Word Fun: AM** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Cooking Up Blends
Cooking Up Blends
Lesson Plan
Cooking Up Blends
Have students “cook” the right blends to make a fantastic word dish with beginning, middle, and ending letter sounds. In this lesson, your students will practice recognizing common CVC words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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SSSHHHH….
SSSHHHH….
Lesson Plan
SSSHHHH….
Students blend sounds all the time when they speak, but a whole new level of *ssshhh* is possible through selected literature and picture sorts!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Get ready to teach students strategies for understanding new words! Students will practice strategies to read new words in nonfiction books. This lesson can be used alone or with the New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Starting to Read
Starting to Read
Lesson Plan
Starting to Read
Practicie identifying letters in words with this straightforward lesson plan. In EL Support Lesson: Starting to Read, help students get started with deciphering letters and words. Use this alphabet-focused set of activities to teach your ELs all about beginning letter sounds and expand their letter knowledge. This resource can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Read, Read, Read!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Spell and Say Words with A
Spell and Say Words with A
Lesson Plan
Spell and Say Words with A
Spell and say those words with an A! Students will become familiar with common A sight words. It all starts with a fun “sight word hunt” around the classroom to introduce the lesson and ends with a word game that incorporates movement!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Lesson Plan
Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Use this fun remake of the classic song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" to teach your students all about long vowel sounds! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Say My Name** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Animal Vowels
Animal Vowels
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Animal Vowels
Have some fun sorting out short vowels in this animal-filled lesson!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading with Symbols
Reading with Symbols
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Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Lesson Plan
Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Detectives
Word Detectives
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Word Detectives
In this lesson, students will practice finding and reading sight words in books. This lesson can be used alone or with the Context Clue Detectives lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
Lesson Plan
Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Read with Expression!
Read with Expression!
Lesson Plan
Read with Expression!
Knowing how to identify types of sentences and read each kind with expression is an important component of reading fluency. This EL support lesson can be taught on its own or used as precursor to the lesson Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sight Words that Start with A
Sight Words that Start with A
Lesson Plan
Sight Words that Start with A
Use this fun A focused lesson plan to give your ELs a chance to practice their letter identification and sight word skills! It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Spell and Say Words with A lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Games
Reading Games
Lesson Plan
Reading Games
ELs will get plenty of practice identifying letters as they go on an alphabet scavenger hunt in this fun letter-focused lesson plan. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Play with Reading** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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How Many Letters?
How Many Letters?
Lesson Plan
How Many Letters?
Practice reading and spelling names in this math infused writing lesson!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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