Students practice copying and writing letters and sentences. They develop their motor skills so writing later on in the school year is easier. They particpate in different activities in this unit.
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Phonics Instructional Routine: Read and Write Words with Consonant Digraphs
Use consonant digraphs to introduce learners to word patterns and high frequency words. They observe a chart with the digraphs /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /wh/. After listening to each of these phonemes, scholars watch as the teacher...
K - 1st English Language Arts
Introducing the 6 Traits to Students
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Practice: Boris the Brainiest Baby
Boris is the smartest baby around! Beginning readers can use this short story excerpt to practice reading comprehension and fiction elements. They read the story and then discuss what they think he will do next. Scholars create an...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing
Have your elementary learners listen to poems for rhythm and rhyming, and then work together to write one line of a poem. They will complete a practice worksheet for rhythm and rhyming before writing their original poem. This is a great...
Pre-K - 5th English Language Arts
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson plan. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dr. Seuss Extension Activities
Extend the exhilarating learning experience of Dr. Seuss with five activities designed to reinforce literacy skills—site word reading, dialogue writing, story mapping, and more! Featured stories include The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, The...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable