Letter Writing for 2nd graders (& ESL students)
Second graders write a three sentence letter to a friend using the correct letter form.
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It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson, learners create...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
To Next Year's Student
Coming into a new classroom can be daunting. Ease the transition with this friendly letter template to your future learners. At the end of the year, current participants respond to five prompts in an outline format; all to give an inside...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Student Center Activities: Fluency
Teaching children to read is no simple task, but this collection of phonics resources will make the journey a little easier. From simple activities and games that improve young children's letter recognition, to a reader's theater script...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Giving Thanks for Food and Farms
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day. As a...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
2nd - 3rd 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