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Rolling Along

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Kindness and empathy can be as important as reading comprehension skills, especially for younger learners. Reinforce both with a lesson based on Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair by Jamee Riggio Heelan. As...
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The Right Dog for the Job

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Here, dog lovers can enjoy an educational lesson about the ways puppies are trained to become service and guide dogs. Based on The Right Dog for the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the lesson provides discussion questions for learners...
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Looking Out for Sarah

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Perry the dog is Sarah's best friend and her guide to the visual world. Young readers learn about guide dogs and communication with Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang, through a series of discussion questions and activities.
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Can You Hear a Rainbow?

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
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Zoom!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Turn your class' focus on how wheelchairs assist individuals with disabilities to become more independent with this disabilities lesson plan. Scholars listen to a read aloud of the book, Zoom! by Robert Munsch, answer questions about key...
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Stand in My Shoes

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Stand in My Shoes, a story by Bob Sornson, is an effective way to teach young learners about empathy and making friends. Once pupils read through the story, they answer a series of discussion questions and complete reading activities...
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A Picture Book of Louis Braille

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach kids about the beginnings of the Braille writing system with a lesson about Louis Braille. A series of discussion questions guide young readers though A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler, and once they finish the...
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Help to create the next generation of friends with a lesson about accepting people who are different. As kids read Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, they answer a series of discussion questions and activities about making friends with others.
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Taking Down Syndrome to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about the ways they can befriend and understand people who are different from them with a reading comprehension lesson plan. As youngsters read Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer, they answer a series of...
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Don't Laugh at Me

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
You can prevent bullying in your classroom by addressing kindness, empathy, and acceptance with your littlest learners early on. After reading Don't Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, kids discuss the ways that words can...
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Don't Call Me Special

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Introduce young learners to the idea of disabilities and making friends with children who are different than they are. Using Don't Call Me Special - A First Look at Disability by Pat Thomas, learners are guided through the new vocabulary...
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A Picture Book of Helen Keller

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about Helen Keller and her accomplishments with a reading comprehension lesson based on A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler. As individuals read, they answer discussion questions about Helen Keller and the...
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Ian’s Walk and Apples for Cheyenne

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Help young learners understand friendship and empathy with two reading comprehension lessons. Each lesson focuses on a story about a child with autism, and encourages readers to compare and contrast the characters to each other and to...
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A World of Animals: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

For Teachers K Standards
Animals are the theme of this series of English language development lessons. Scholars take part in grand conversations about woodland, jungle, and grassland animals. They also go on picture walks, read poems and high frequency words,...
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The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Turn your classroom into a pig sty with a instructional activity based on the Appalachian folktale The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday. Similar to the story of The Three Little Pigs, the folktale tells a story of four pigs who leave home—and...
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A Tale of Two Frogs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Ribbit ribbit! Hop through a series of activities based on A Tale of Two Frogs. Kids read the Russian folktale and answer reading comprehension questions before working on phonics exercises, tracing dotting lines to make a path between...
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Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learn about the animals of Australia with a language arts lesson about an Australian folktale called, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail. After reading the story as a class, kids discuss events and characters from the book, retell the story to...
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The Magic Pot

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
The Magic Pot by Patricia Coombs is the theme of this multidisciplinary lesson plan. Early readers first take part in a read aloud and grand conversation about the story's details. Then, they get to work practicing their skills in...
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Anansi Goes to Lunch - Kindergarten

For Teachers K Standards
Greed is the theme of the West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch and this multidisciplinary collection of lessons. First, scholars listen to a read aloud and participate in a grand conversation about the book's key details and...
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Down on the Farm: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 8)

For Teachers K Standards
Down on the Farm is the theme of this series of ESL lessons designed to support reading, speaking, and listening skills. Over three weeks, your learners will have the opportunity to sing songs, play guessing games, create masks, role...
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Wheels Go Around: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 7)

For Teachers K Standards
Wheels go around is the theme of the plethora of activities to aid in the language fluency of your scholars in this unit of ESL lessons. Learners can take part in a grand conversation focused on wheels, make their own steering wheel,...
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The Drum

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Take a journey to India with a read aloud of The Drum: A Folktale from India by Rob Cleveland. Make connections to the story's theme by building and practicing drums, role playing story characters, and practicing skills in phonics, math,...
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The Ogre Bully

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
English language arts, math, science, dramatic arts, and cooking; this lesson has it all! In this multidisciplinary resource, your scholars will take part in a read aloud of The Ogre Bully by A.B. Hoffmire and have a grand conversation...
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Let’s Count!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers K Standards
Counting is the theme of this compilation of ESL lessons. Through listening, speaking, and moving, your young learners take part in a variety of activities to enhance their English proficiency such as making menus and books,...