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Students, after reading the Three Bears, talk about finding a task that is "just right" for them and work at Literacy Centers.
Build content literacy and cater to the Common Core State Standards by creating text-dependent questions to accompany reading passages.
Imagine a cross-curricular project that not only rewards learners for examining the textbooks used in their other classes but builds literacy skills as well! Groups compare the formats and writing style in their various textbooks. Teams then select one text and craft an additional page in that format. Consider enlisting other teachers in the project for a real interdisciplinary approach to literacy.
I've always feel that the best lessons or units are ones that employ multiple content areas as a way to foster a complete topical understanding. Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write narratives that include scientific criterion. This lesson plan is all about literacy and science! The lesson plan is completely designed for addressing Common Core standards and breaks down the relevance of each task in relation to the standards they meet. Worksheets, rubrics, multiple web links, and helpful teaching tips are all provided.
In this favorite literacy corner bar graph worksheet, 1st graders will ask their classmates which center they like the best and record the responses to complete the graph. There are 10 centers from which to choose.
Students participate in Valentine's Day writing and literacy center activities. In this writing and literacy lesson, students develop Valentine's Day journals using recycled cards and small blank sheets of paper. They write sentences using the messages from "conversation hearts" and play a matching message game.
Continue the celebration of literacy this month by integrating reading centers into the classroom.
Eighth graders examine American voting rights. In this suffrage lesson plan, 8th graders analyze excerpts from the Alabama Literacy Test that was used in 1965 to limit African American voting. Students read the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments prior to discussing the issue of voting rights. Students identify their own prerequisites for voting.    
Students and their families listen to the story "Good Night, Good Knight" together as a group. They will all engage in an obstacle course that involves integrating various literacy skills with physical movement.
Listen to Sitti's Secrets and have your class discuss their opinions about Arab families.  They will become familiar with the Palestinian /Arabic Culture through a critical literacy focus.  Learners will write a persuasive letter on their opinion about the Arabic culture. Note: This lesson has a letter rubric link included.
Students practice spelling their names.  In this technology and early emergent literacy instructional activity, students locate the letters in their name among a cluster of letters on the Smart board, then click and drag each letter to the other side of the document to spell their name.
In this early childhood literacy activity worksheet, learners find a quiet place to have a caregiver read aloud to them and then explain why they enjoy listening to someone read to them.
In this early childhood literacy activity worksheet, learners find a quiet place to have a caregiver read aloud to them and then explain what the story was about.
In this literacy activity, students practice writing sentences and using the correct grammar. They also solve the crossword puzzles.
In this Easter literacy worksheet, students read short passages about the history of Easter and other related facts, then complete a set of 5 related and varied activities.
Young scholars read, write and reflect on Science articles, this approach will promote both literacy and critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills learned in the science classroom from these activities will impact students in many ways and help them make choices about issues they will confront in their daily lives.
Help learners grasp prefixes, antonyms, and spelling rules with this engaging game and the related worksheets. All directions and materials are included to give kids a variety of opportunities to interact with the prefixes mis-, dis-, un-, and il- along with several others. Designed for use with English language learners, this would be an excellent approach for any class studying these affixes.
Online technologies can foster increased reading comprehension and motivate learning.
Merge technology and wellness. Class members complete inquiry-based research on a personal wellness issue and create an annotated bibliography, uploading their completed work to their personal wellness websites. Prior to beginning, your class should have their own sites set up so they can upload and share their work. You might also benefit from a course management system; this resource uses moodle. You must register to view all lesson attachments.
In this literacy-building activity, students create a four page mini book. The theme of the mini book is "going to school". The mini book has a page about walking to school, riding to school, and friend's at school.