Reading in My Head - Growing Independence and Fluency
Students explore the advantages to being able to read silently. Students discuss how reading speed and comprehension improves when they are able to read silently. They choose independent reading books and practice reading silently.
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Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Nature Walk: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)
Walking in nature is the theme of a unit designed to support English language development lessons. Scholars look, write, speak, and move to explore topics such as camping, woodland animals, instruments, bodies of water, things found at a...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Essential Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader
Beneficial for beginning readers, struggling readers, and those in need of review, a set of language arts activities is a great addition to any foundational reading unit. Focusing on phonological awareness, fluency, instructional...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Planning Support and Sample Lesson
Give guided reading lesson plans a makeover with a sample lesson plan designed to meet the needs of your early readers. The sample lesson is divided into three sections: before, during, and after reading. The model then extends to a...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Because of Winn-Dixie
Readers analyze an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. They read silently, and then hear it read aloud. Definitions for underlined vocabulary words are in the margin, and other potentially difficult words are in...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Smart Solutions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)
Smart Solutions is the theme of a unit created to meet the needs of English language earners. Through a series of lessons, scholars follow a routine—move, speak, and listen— to cover topics including stores, shops, celebrations, pets,...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comprehension During Independent Reading
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable