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Basic Fiction Summaries
Basic Fiction Summaries
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Basic Fiction Summaries
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Is It Little Red?
Is It Little Red?
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Is It Little Red?
In this fun retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, preschool students will get lots of practice learning about the sequence of a story! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Yummy Bear Family** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
Lesson Plan
Reading and Writing With Our Hands
In this fun hands on lesson plan, your ELs will get to practice segmenting and blending words in a tactile way! This can be used as a stand alone lesson or as a support lesson plan for the **Sound Smoothies** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
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EL Support Lesson: Magic Pointer Fingers
This lesson plan will introduce your ELs to one-to-one correspondance when reading. This is a great stand-alone lesson or a can be used as a pre-lesson for the **Pointers!** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Describe Character Actions in Order
Describe Character Actions in Order
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Describe Character Actions in Order
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the characters' actions using the basic sentence structure of subject + verb + object. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *How Do You Solve a Problem?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
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Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Use this lesson to help your ELs explore adjectives and how we can use them to describe things. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Similes that Describe ME!* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Steps to Make an Inference
Steps to Make an Inference
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Steps to Make an Inference
It's time to infer! Students will read a variety of short passages and make inferences using modals and a step-by-step graphic organizer. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Inference Detectives.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Unknown Words
Unknown Words
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Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Taking Turns
Taking Turns
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Taking Turns
Do your students have a hard time sharing? Using puppets and hands-on practice, students will learn all about turn-taking and using their words as they practice listening to their friends. Can be used as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the **Reading in Turn** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to write effective nonfiction text summaries. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Create a Non-fiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Figuring Out Tricky Words
Figuring Out Tricky Words
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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
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Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
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Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Characters and Settings
Characters and Settings
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Characters and Settings
In this lesson, your students will identify adjectives in noun phrases and understand how noun phrases are used to describe characters and settings in fictional texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to Tell Me More.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Describing the World Using Sensory Language
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Describing the World Using Sensory Language
What are the five senses and how do we use them everyday? Students get a chance to practice using sensory language as they think about the world around them. Can be used as a stand alone or support for the Writing a Five Senses Poem lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Nonfiction
All About Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
All About Nonfiction
Use this lesson plan as a stand alone or support lesson to introduce or review nonfiction text features to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Keeping Count
Keeping Count
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Keeping Count
Help your students learn about keeping track of numbers using one-to-one correspondance in this fun lesson!
Preschool
Math
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Sharing Opinions About Stories
Sharing Opinions About Stories
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Sharing Opinions About Stories
Use this lesson plan to introduce, preview, or review the concept of sharing an opinion using a hilarious read aloud text! This can be used as a standalone lesson or with the lesson The Little Red Hen Story Patterns.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Wild and Windy Weather
Wild and Windy Weather
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Wild and Windy Weather
Preschool students will love getting wild in this wind and air themed lesson plan, all about making predictions and learning about the weather! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Windy Weather Watching** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Identifying Character and Setting
Identifying Character and Setting
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Identifying Character and Setting
In this support lesson, ELs will learn how to identify the characters and setting in a story while using noun phrases to support their understanding. It can be used alone or as support for the lesson Exploring the Features of a Book Series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Am I?
Who Am I?
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Who Am I?
Your animal loving students will have a blast reviewing a common sight word as they give their friends clues to guess one another's animal! Can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support lesson for the **Sight Word Fun: AM** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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All About the Story
All About the Story
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All About the Story
Use this engaging lesson plan to introduce the concept of perspective and story sequencing to your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Put Me in the Zoo.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Compare & Contrast Pictures
Compare & Contrast Pictures
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Compare & Contrast Pictures
In this lesson, students will practice comparing and contrasting texts...without even reading them! By looking closely at pictures and text features, students will be prepared to further compare fiction texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
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Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Use this fun lesson plan as a stand alone or pre-lesson when introducing the concept of retelling a story to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
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Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Use this lesson to help your EL students recognize and use reflexive pronouns. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Preview with Post-Its.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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