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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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Context Clues Quiz
Context Clues Quiz
Game
Context Clues Quiz
Work on reading comprehension with this quiz to practice using context clues to find the definition of a word.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
Lesson Plan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
In this lesson, you will use “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to teach students about the butterfly life cycle. After listening to the story read aloud, students will use their knowledge to create their own butterfly life cycles!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Autumn Writing Practice
Autumn Writing Practice
Worksheet
Autumn Writing Practice
Kindergarteners will practice their autumn writing and learn about the seasons with this colorful worksheet about the fall.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sensory Words Quiz
Sensory Words Quiz
Game
Sensory Words Quiz
Kids will figure out the definitions of these sensory words by using context clues to infer the meaning.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute teacher has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute will appreciate the support in helping your students learn. In your absence the substitute can use these practical lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Master Decoders
Master Decoders
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Football Word Search
Football Word Search
Worksheet
Football Word Search
This football-themed word search is a great way to help score a touchdown in spelling and sports vocabulary!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Multiple Meaning Motivation
Multiple Meaning Motivation
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
My "A" Dictionary
My "A" Dictionary
Lesson Plan
My "A" Dictionary
Students build vocabulary and spelling skills through this engaging lesson. After brainstorming words that start with the letter A, students use words and pictures to create their own "A" dictionaries.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fill in the Sensory Details
Fill in the Sensory Details
Worksheet
Fill in the Sensory Details
Encourage students to add sensory details to their writing with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Compound Words
Make Your Own Compound Words
Worksheet
Make Your Own Compound Words
Fish + bow = fishbow...? No, that's not right! Engage your young learners in understanding and forming compound words with this fun worksheet. Students will use words from a word bank to create compound words in this word structure activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dashing Descriptions
Dashing Descriptions
Lesson Plan
Dashing Descriptions
Captivating writing features sensory and descriptive details. In this lesson, students learn to include details when writing personal narrative and come up with the descriptions that best exemplify their story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Backpack
Vocabulary Backpack
Worksheet
Vocabulary Backpack
The words you learn from reading can go with you wherever you go! As students read nonfiction books, have them add the new words they learn — along with their definitions — to this vocabulary backpack!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Picture Dictionary
Picture Dictionary
Worksheet
Picture Dictionary
Help your students learn new vocabulary by creating their own picture dictionaries! Students will quickly master their new words with this handy chart that has them logging the word, a picture, a definition, and a sentence that puts the word into context.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Web of Words
As students read nonfiction books, have them think which important words teach about the main topic. At the end of this activity, students will have made a web of vocabulary words!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silly Compound Words
Silly Compound Words
Worksheet
Silly Compound Words
This funny activity will get your students—and you—giggling! Help your first graders develop their understanding of compound words by having them make up their own silly words and draw illustrations to match.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
Vocabulary is the Key!
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Unknown Word Family Trees
Unknown Word Family Trees
Worksheet
Unknown Word Family Trees
Even fluent readers come across words they can’t decode, which is why you can never have too many tools in your reading toolbox! In this worksheet, students learn to use their knowledge of word families to figure out unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hanukkah Word Match
Hanukkah Word Match
Worksheet
Hanukkah Word Match
Encourage students to start matching holiday words with the objects they represent in this seasonal worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learning New Vocabulary
Vocabulary Cards: Learning New Vocabulary
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learning New Vocabulary
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Learning New Vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Learning New Vocabulary
Glossary: Learning New Vocabulary
Worksheet
Glossary: Learning New Vocabulary
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Learning New Vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Use Your Senses
Use Your Senses
Worksheet
Use Your Senses
Encourage students to add sensory details to their writing with this fun worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
These Words are Breaking Up
These Words are Breaking Up
Worksheet
These Words are Breaking Up
Get ready to fine tune your reading skills with a new tool! Breaking unknown words up into smaller chunks can make them easier to read. This worksheet will help early readers figure out tricky words by splitting them up into manageable pieces.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet