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The Recipe for a Perfect Story
The Recipe for a Perfect Story
Lesson Plan
The Recipe for a Perfect Story
In this lesson, your students will learn all about the perfect recipe for a story! Your students will practice their knowledge by rolling a story element die and sharing with the class.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Summarizing Nonfiction
Summarizing Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
Summarizing Nonfiction
Use this lesson to help your ELs summarize information from a text and use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This lesson can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Day 4 section of the Star Unit lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Silly Sentences
Silly Sentences
Lesson Plan
Silly Sentences
Help your students learn how the various parts of speech work together to lengthen and enrich simple sentences. In this lesson, young writers will enjoy constructing wacky sentences with different parts of speech.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Great Lake Stories
Great Lake Stories
Lesson Plan
Great Lake Stories
Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations. Students will get a chance to use their imaginations in this lesson where social studies and writing combine.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy Graphic Organizer
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy Graphic Organizer
The worksheet provides a tool for learners to gather and organize key information about civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Sweet Soup
The Sweet Soup
Worksheet
The Sweet Soup
Read the story of the magical soup pot, then answer two reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compare & Contrast Pictures
Vocabulary Cards: Compare & Contrast Pictures
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compare & Contrast Pictures
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Compare & Contrast Pictures.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Lesson Plan
Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
ELs will gain valuable practice learning about text features as they practice close reading and communication skills during a nonfiction picture walk. Use on its own or as a support for the Classifying Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Worksheet
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Everyone loves this silly classic! Read the poem, then answer a question at the end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nature Haiku
Nature Haiku
Worksheet
Nature Haiku
Haiku poetry is great for capturing the idea of nature, and this worksheet helps your young poet make the connection.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
Lesson Plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Glossary: I Pledge Allegiance
Glossary: I Pledge Allegiance
Worksheet
Glossary: I Pledge Allegiance
In this glossary template, students will find definitions and illustrations of words including "allegiance," "pledge," and "indivisible."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Words are ALIVE
Words are ALIVE
Lesson Plan
Words are ALIVE
Are you ready to bring nursery rhymes to life? If so, this is the lesson for you. Your kids will love learning about nursery rhymes and putting their creative visualizations down on paper.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pop Rocks Matter
Pop Rocks Matter
Lesson Plan
Pop Rocks Matter
This experiment is a fun lesson that captures the ears, eyes, and minds of students! It combines writing, reasoning, predictions, and teamwork with candies and soda to produce a memorable lesson on chemical reactions and energy.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Predator & Prey Organizers
Predator & Prey Organizers
Worksheet
Predator & Prey Organizers
After learning about a predator/prey relationship in the wild, students can use these organizers as a pre-writing exercise for informational paragraph writing. Students will use action verbs and adjectives to describe their predator and prey.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Your students will get to practice their writing and oral reading skills while learning more about their classmates with this fun questionnaire.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
Lesson Plan
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
We've all heard not to judge a book or a person by its cover. This topic is poignantly covered in the Vietnamese myth of the Crystal Heart. In this lesson, students will read the myth and write similes in the style of the fisherman's song.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Activity
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
In this real-world exercise about the Teal Pumpkin Project, your child will create a persuasive poster to spread the word about the project in the hopes of convincing people to offer non-food trinkets this Halloween season.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea
At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea
Lesson Plan
At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea
Introduce the concept of a main idea to your little scholars using stories about the zoo! Students will help find the main idea and draw a picture to solidify their understanding.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
State Memories
State Memories
Lesson Plan
State Memories
In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Complete and Incomplete Sentences
Complete and Incomplete Sentences
Worksheet
Complete and Incomplete Sentences
Use this handy guide to learn the difference between complete and incomplete sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: All About Plural Nouns
Vocabulary Cards: All About Plural Nouns
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: All About Plural Nouns
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: All About Plural Nouns.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Lesson Plan
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Whoa, weather! Using technology as an aid, students will put their research skills to the test while learning about hurricanes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Cards: Wild and Windy Weather
Vocabulary Cards: Wild and Windy Weather
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Wild and Windy Weather
Use these vocabulary cards with the lesson plan EL Support Lesson: Wild and Windy Weather.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet