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Reading Puzzling Words
Reading Puzzling Words
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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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Power Reading
Power Reading
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Power Reading
Help students learn how to read passages with multiple main ideas and differentiate between main ideas and supporting details by creating a graphic organizer with proof from the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Color Patterns: Not Always Black and White
Color Patterns: Not Always Black and White
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Color Patterns: Not Always Black and White
Zebras aren't always black and white! Your students will have fun with patterns as they make and describe their own color pattern on a zebra.
Preschool
Math
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Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
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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
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Five Busy Little Bees
Five Busy Little Bees
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Five Busy Little Bees
Buzz, buzz! Can you count the five busy little bees? In this bee-themed lesson on counting and number recognition, students will use bees to learn how to count the numbers one through five.
Preschool
Math
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Reading in Turn
Reading in Turn
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Reading in Turn
Taking turns can be hard for young students, but this interactive lesson will help them take turns sharing stories!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
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Studying Authors: Nonfiction Writing
Learning from others is a huge part of getting better at something, including writing! In this lesson, students will study works by nonfiction authors to enhance their own nonfiction writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
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Hey! What’s the Big Idea?
Your students will practice searching for clues to uncover the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction texts about John Muir and Day of the Dead traditions around the world.
4th 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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Whose Point Is It Anyway?
Whose Point Is It Anyway?
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Whose Point Is It Anyway?
What if Cinderella’s stepsisters weren’t really evil? In this engaging lesson, you will introduce your students to multiple points of view and discuss how these different perspectives can change a reader’s experience.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Varsity Parts of Speech Review
Varsity Parts of Speech Review
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Varsity Parts of Speech Review
By the upper grades, students are pretty familiar with nouns, verbs, and adjectives. This rich, engaging varsity-level review incorporates the lesser-studied parts of speech: articles, prepositions, adverbs, and superlative adjectives.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Spell and Say Words with A
Spell and Say Words with A
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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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Action! Students Create Reader's Theater
Action! Students Create Reader's Theater
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Action! Students Create Reader's Theater
Students will have a blast turning a reading passage into a Reader's Theater skit. This lesson teaches them to use dialogue to help readers understand the experiences of different characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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SSSHHHH….
SSSHHHH….
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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
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Word Chomp
Word Chomp
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Word Chomp
Chomp along to "The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark" as students focus on high frequency words and final consonant sounds. This lesson is sure to be an ocean-themed favorite!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
Classifying Nonfiction Details
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Classifying Nonfiction Details
As students re-read nonfiction texts, have them classify visual features and record learnings from the captions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
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Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Kids love being silly and they love making things their own. Your kindergarteners will adore the poems in this hilarious read aloud and love being able to write and perform their very own sensory language poetry!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Head to Head Fiction Reflections
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Head to Head Fiction Reflections
Reading reflection topics like theme, problems, and solutions can be challenging concepts for young readers. Help your students make sense of these literary elements using dynamic organizers that draw comparisons between fiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Clues
Picture Clues
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Picture Clues
Young students often struggle to see the small details in a bigger picture. Help their reading and observation skills with this interactive lesson!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Super Shapes
Super Shapes
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Super Shapes
Shapes don't have to be puzzling. With this lesson, your students will learn shape names and shape identification as they put these simple puzzles together.
Preschool
Math
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Summer Drama
Summer Drama
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Summer Drama
You won't strike out with this lesson on finding the theme of a script. Use this lesson to help your students identify the elements of a script and find the theme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vowel Hop
Vowel Hop
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Vowel Hop
Let's look at vowels! Including technology will make this long vowel lesson into one students won’t forget.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
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Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad
Look at history! In this lesson, guide students through an exploration of the context, causes, and effects of the Transcontinental Railroad, and help them practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Read, Read, Read!
Read, Read, Read!
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Read, Read, Read!
Get your students ready for reading using this fun phonemic awareness lesson plan focused on the letter M!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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What’s Next?
What’s Next?
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What’s Next?
Guess what comes next! Teach your students to make a prediction based on textual evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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