Let's Learn to Summarize!
Learners comprehend what they read by practicing writing summaries on reading materials. Several stories are read and the students write summaries on them in their own words. They fill out a checklist for comprehension.
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The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Summarize a Non-Fiction Passage
After reading a text, one way to find out how much your class comprehended is to ask your pupils to summarize. This activity helps class members prepare for writing a summary of a nonfiction text. They note down the topic, up to eight...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Second and Third Grade Explicit Phonics Intervention
Support all young learners on their journey to literacy with this five-lesson reading intervention unit. Following a clearly outlined format, each lesson first engages children in practicing their phonemic awareness and phonics skills...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Look at Us!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)
Start off your young English language learners with this packet of materials, which covers three weeks of instructions. After completing the unit, kids will have practiced the letters K through Z, read several story books, talked with...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Let’s Look Around!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)
Let's Look Around! is the theme of an English language development unit comprised of lessons highlighting verb endings, naming and action parts of sentences, consonant clusters, and contractions; all equipped with grand discussions,...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson plan in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson plan has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Quotation Station: Using Quotes in the Classroom
An informative list compiled with quotes, authors, and discussion questions, along with 20 out-of-the-box application ideas, make up the collection of lessons geared to spark dialogue and creative thinking about quotations.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable