Sequence: Let the Gags Begin
In this sequence instructional activity, students read a humorous short story and look for the order of events. Students complete a graphic organizer with a list of events in order. Students also plan their own writing piece.
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"Let the hunt begin!" As an introduction to synonyms, second graders generate a list of word pairs that have similar meanings. The words pairs are written on sentence strips, cut apart, shuffled, and distributed to class members who must...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson. 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
Transition Words and Phrases
Begin the lesson by modeling how to connect two sentences with a transition word. After doing five examples together, have learners work together to correctly edit a list of sentences provided. Finally, learners look back at their past...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text with the Fable the Tortoise and the Eagle
There is a valuable lesson revealed in the fable The Tortoise and the Eagle, and scholars examine it as they learn about theme, summarizing, and main ideas. The text is included here; read it once for learners to understand the whole...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Great Gracie Chase, Stop That Dog! Lesson Plan
Students sequence and retell the story The Great Gracie Chase, Stop That Dog!. In this early childhood lesson plan, students use a flow map/thinking map to sequence the story, then participate in a retelling of the story. Students then...
K - 2nd English Language Arts