Title: Lesson 4: Recycling Product Lesson
This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment. This lesson will culminate the lessons on recycling that have been previously taught. Students will work collaboratively in groups to discuss texts and factual information they have learned from previous lessons taught on recycling. The students will make a poster or brochure to share with the class. The shared portion of the lesson will be videoed so that the students can share with parents, other family members, and the local city council members.
This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (0) 2:
Title: My Very Own Puppy!
The students will participate in a read-a-loud with the teacher by reading the book "Biscuit." The students will learn about taking care of a puppy. Students will also create text to self comparisons by using sentence starters to describe what they do when they don't want to go to bed. Students will then post their sentences into the class blog.
Title: Science Writing with Author Lois Ehlert
This is an interdisciplinary language development unit addressing science and language arts standards designed for English Language Learners. In the week-long unit students will learn the life cycle of plants and discuss various uses for plants. They will also use the writing of a renowned children's author, Lois Ehlert, as a model for their own writing. During the final project students will follow the writing process. The lesson format follows the Sheltered English Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP).
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Title: Making Measuring Meaningful!
This activity helps students recognize that measuring tools can come in many different shapes and sizes. The student's will develop creative-thinking, math, and social skills as they use nontraditional and traditional measuring tools.
This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
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Title: Reading and Writing about Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo by Kelly Graves
This lesson provides literature-based reading and writing activities for special education and early elementary students. This lesson may also be used to illustrate the character education traits tolerance, self-respect and compassion.
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Title: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
This is a reading lesson for special education/early elementary students. This lesson helps students with their reading skills as they learn about generosity.
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Title: Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
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Title: Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with '' Little Red Riding Hood Text'' Sets
Students discuss and compare differing versions of '' Little Red Riding Hood'' and other tales about wolves in cumulative read-aloud sessions and text set explorations.
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Title: Learning About Word Families with Click, Clack, Moo
Using text from Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type as shared readings, first-grade students learn word families and how to decode new words in a word family.
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Title: Summertime Favorites 2005
Relating to summer reading, and presents information about NEH's Summertime Favorites reading list. Learn more about how to engage students in reading by visiting the EDSITEment lesson plans referenced on this page.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 3:
Title: It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom
Students work with their peers to develop classroom rules.
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Title: Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research
Inspired by their curiosity about animals, students work together to research an animal of their choice and present the information they gather to an authentic audience.
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Title: Shhh! Bear's Sleeping: Learning About Nonfiction and Fiction Using Read-Alouds
Students explore the distinction between the fiction story Bear Snores On and the nonfiction book Every Autumn Comes the Bear.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 10:
Title: Choosing the Right Book: Strategies for Beginning Readers
Students make purposeful choices for their reading materials, thinking about their reasons for reading a book and using strategies to match books to their abilities.
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Title: The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts
Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.
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Title: Let's Build a Snowman
In this lesson, students use both fiction and nonfiction texts, the Internet, and a K-W-L chart to learn about how animals survive the winter.
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Title: The Wonder of Leo Lionni: Increasing Comprehension with Prediction Statements
This lesson focuses on the strategy of '' wonder'' statements, asking students to stop, think, and write about what may be happening in the text periodically as they read a story.
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Title: Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace
Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 29:
Title: It Doesn't Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature
After listening to the beginning of a story, students use details in the text, personal experience, and prior knowledge to predict the way the story will end.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 2:
Title: Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images
Students will be monkeying around in this lesson when they create a digital class book in which they imagine what Curious George would do if he visited their school.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 34:
Title: Bugs Change Too!
Interactive Whiteboard Web Address URL:
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Title: Give a mouse a cookie read-aloud
Online Storytime - Barnes & Noble (Accessed on YouTube) Web Address URL:
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Title: Finding the Elements of a Story
Interactives: Elements of a Story Web Address URL:
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Title: Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment
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