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Learning New Sight Words
Learning New Sight Words
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Learning New Sight Words
Use this lesson plan as a stand alone or support lesson to introduce or review how to read and use sight words to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Poems
Rhyming Poems
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Rhyming Poems
Students will have fun learning about rhyming words and poetry in this fun bee-inspired lesson plan! Can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for the **Silly Socks Poetry Featuring the Letter S** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
How Many Sounds Does A Make?
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
Your students will learn all about the many sounds of the letter A in this vowel-focused lesson plan. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Vowel Hop** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Making Text Connections
Making Text Connections
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Making Text Connections
This lesson helps your students practice making text connections so they can write about their reading. It can be taught on its own or serve as a precursor to the Reading Response Letters lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sight Words that Start with A
Sight Words that Start with A
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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
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Learning About Text Features
Learning About Text Features
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Learning About Text Features
In this lesson, students will read text features and discuss how each text feature relates to the main idea of a nonfiction text. Use a stand alone activity or a support for the Examining the Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Scary Story Elements
Scary Story Elements
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Scary Story Elements
In this lesson, students will use conjunctions to compare and contrast scary stories. It can be taught independently or used as a pre-lesson to Using Story Elements to Compare and Contrast Fiction Texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Problems and Solutions in Fiction
Problems and Solutions in Fiction
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Problems and Solutions in Fiction
Every story has a problem and every problem has a solution! Use this lesson to help students identify the problem and solution in fiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Compare and Contrast Short Stories.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Your students will love learning all about the playful characters in a classic read-aloud text while digging into what makes characters unique. Use as a stand-alone or support lesson for the How to Analyze a Character lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion
Fact or Opinion
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Fact or Opinion
Help your ELs learn to understand and differentiate between fact and opinion through the analysis of nonfiction text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fact or Opinion: Part 1 lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Word Families
Short Vowel Word Families
Lesson Plan
Short Vowel Word Families
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of short vowel word families and rhyming words to your kindergarten ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the All in a Word Family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
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Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Phonological Awareness
Phonological Awareness
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Phonological Awareness
Use this helpful phonological awareness lesson to introduce or review the beginning and ending sounds in CVC words with your ELs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Color it Out lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
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Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Pretending to be someone else is so much fun! In this hilarious lesson, students will get to take on the persona of a book character as they practice their question and answer skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Text Features for Comprehension
Using Text Features for Comprehension
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Using Text Features for Comprehension
Use this lesson to help your ELs use information from text features to better understand the text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Realism and Fantasy
Realism and Fantasy
Lesson Plan
Realism and Fantasy
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the differences between realism and fantasy. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Describing Our Homes
Describing Our Homes
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Describing Our Homes
Kindergarten ELs will love practicing their writing skills as they learn all about homes around the world in this fun hands-on lesson plan! It can be used on its own or as support for the What's in Your Community? lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
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Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What's the Sequence?
What's the Sequence?
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What's the Sequence?
Preschool students will love bringing the Five Little Ducks to life as they practice story sequencing in this fun hands on lesson plan! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Your Day Story Sequencing** lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Stop and Jot!
Stop and Jot!
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Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Picture Clues
Reading Picture Clues
Lesson Plan
Reading Picture Clues
In this lesson, students will learn how to get information from pictures in texts. They will describe pictures with a partner and see if their descriptions match the words in the text. This lesson can be used alone or as a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
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Early Literacy Concepts: Parts of a Book
In this fun literacy lesson, your ELs will get to review or learn all about the parts of a book! This can be a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson What We Like About Stories.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
Buzzing Sensory Poems
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Buzzing Sensory Poems
In this fun bee-inspired lesson plan, students will be able to practice using sensory language when writing their very own poems. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan **Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry**
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Character Traits
Comparing Character Traits
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Comparing Character Traits
Use this lesson to help your ELs compare and contrast characters' thoughts and actions using a Venn Diagram. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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