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A Rainbow of Feelings
A Rainbow of Feelings
Lesson Plan
A Rainbow of Feelings
In this fun hands-on lesson plan, your ELs will love practicing retelling a story while learning all about feeling words. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Rainbow Fish** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Linking Letter Sounds
Linking Letter Sounds
Lesson Plan
Linking Letter Sounds
In this caterpillar-focused lesson plan, students will practice identifying words that begin with the letter C, while learning about the metamorphosis of a butterfly. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Cause and Effect Structure
Cause and Effect Structure
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Cause and Effect Structure
Use this lesson to help your ELs see patterns and signal words in the cause-and-effect text structure. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Eyeing the Effects of Weather.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Personification Practice
Personification Practice
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Personification Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how nouns and verbs are used in personification. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Poetry: Figurative Language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learn Story Elements
Learn Story Elements
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Learn Story Elements
Through this lesson, your students will use academic vocabulary to discuss character traits, author's purpose, and the sequence of events in a story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Cause or Effect?
Cause or Effect?
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Cause or Effect?
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the relationship between cause and the effect sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Summary Writing with Big Ideas
Summary Writing with Big Ideas
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Summary Writing with Big Ideas
Before students can respond to literature critically, they must have a strong grasp of big ideas and summary writing. Support your ELs in these foundational reading skills by introducing a three-sentence paragraph frame for summary writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Strategy
Close Reading Strategy
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Close Reading Strategy
This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions
Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions
Lesson Plan
Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions
Teach your students the difference between facts and opinions, and why an author would choose to use each type of information. This can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
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Using Pictures to Read Words
This is a great introductory lesson to teach students about the importance of illustrations when reading. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Introducing Reader's Workshop lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Pronouns
Point of View Pronouns
Lesson Plan
Point of View Pronouns
In this support lesson, your ELs will learn how to determine point of view in a text while using pronouns to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Mythological Creature: Vampire.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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We Read Together
We Read Together
Lesson Plan
We Read Together
In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
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Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Help your ELs look deeply at cause and effect at the sentence level. Using skits to reinforce comprehension, this lesson can be used as a support lesson for Learning About Cause and Effect! or a stand alone activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling a Fiction Story
Retelling a Fiction Story
Lesson Plan
Retelling a Fiction Story
This lesson is a great introductory or review lesson to teach your ELs about the elements of a story. Can be used as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Choosing Character Traits
Choosing Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Choosing Character Traits
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn character traits and find them in a text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Identifying Character Traits lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Connections with Our Feelings
Making Connections with Our Feelings
Lesson Plan
Making Connections with Our Feelings
In this feelings-focused lesson, ELs will practice identifying feelings and using feeling words as they reflect on the end of kindergarten and the beginning of first grade. It can be used on its own or as support to the lesson The Night Before First Grade.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Main Topic
Main Topic
Lesson Plan
Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practice identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tale Character Traits
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of character traits. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to The Paper Bag Princess lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Lesson Plan
Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Charts, graphs, and diagrams are complex text features for students to decipher. Use this lesson to familiarize students with these features. It can be taught on its own or before the lesson Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prove it With Evidence
Prove it With Evidence
Lesson Plan
Prove it With Evidence
Use this lesson to teach your students to cite evidence from the text with introductory phrases. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/reading-comprehension-and-evidence-based-terms/" target="_blank">Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Actions and Emotions
Character Actions and Emotions
Lesson Plan
Character Actions and Emotions
Use this lesson to help your ELs describe a character’s emotion based on actions. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Sequencing
All About Sequencing
Lesson Plan
All About Sequencing
In this exciting mini lesson, students will have a great time as they learn all about story sequencing and practice retelling a story! This can be a stand alone or support lesson for your English Language Learners.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Words that Sound the Same
Words that Sound the Same
Lesson Plan
Words that Sound the Same
In this hilarious lesson plan filled with homophones, students will get to practice identifying and using multiple meaning words. This can be used on its own or as a pre-lesson for the Multiple Meaning Motivation lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Focus
Vocabulary Focus
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Vocabulary Focus
Use this lesson to explicitly teach unknown vocabulary words to students using structured language practice strategies. This can be used a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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