All About Me Writing
Second graders will think of an event (or two) that happened to them over the summer break. They then create a booklet (3 to 8 pages) highlighting this/these events including text and illustrations.
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My Favorite Things
Celebrate your students' individuality with this simple back-to-school activity. Offering six sentence frames asking for students' favorite subject, book, lunch, and more, this activity will help break the ice during the first days of...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sequence of Events: Personal Stories
First graders depict an event from their lives that follows a specific sequence. They draw their narratives in three pictures that show the order in which things happened. They then present their stories to the class. To frontload the...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Quick as a Cricket Lesson Plan
Teaching young learners about similes is easy as pie with this primary grade language arts lesson. Following a class reading of the children's book, Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, young readers learn the definition of a simile as...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable