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What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
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
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
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Worksheet
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
This reading worksheet highlights important vocabulary words and the main purpose of a text.
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
Question Keeper
Question Keeper
Worksheet
Question Keeper
As students begin to read independently, they may have questions about what they read. These questions should be encouraged! Have students record their questions about their reading or any unknown words on this graphic organizer.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Figuring Out Tricky Words
Glossary: Figuring Out Tricky Words
Worksheet
Glossary: Figuring Out Tricky Words
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Figuring Out Tricky Words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Figuring Out Tricky Words
Vocabulary Cards: Figuring Out Tricky Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Figuring Out Tricky Words
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Figuring Out Tricky Words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet