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New Review We’re a Family: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)
Teach your English language learners how to talk about their families with three weeks of lessons. Over the course of the thematic unit, learners pick up new vocabulary so that they can talk about families and relationships, clothing,...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Problems and Solutions in the Story
Students explore story structure. In this Groundhog's Day story structure literacy instructional activity, students listen to the story Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler, then pause half way through the story to identify the...
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: Myth About Fire
No matter what you read, you can always practice locating the main idea and key details to increase reading comprehension. Third graders read about an Aboriginal myth, they then complete three short-answer questions using key details...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Events That Support a Theme
Read the story Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter by John Steptoe to your class, then have them identify story events that support a given theme. They read Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman and complete a worksheet in which they list examples of...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails
Explore the Wild West with this instructional activity, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text,...
5th English Language Arts
We can Comprehend What we Read
Students examine the structure of stories in order to increase their reading comprehension. They look at the purpose of the beginning, the main characters, the goal or problem, and the resolution as the story structure. As they read two...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts