Title: Do I want it or need it?
In this lesson, students will determine the difference between a need and a want. Students will be able to interact with a related text in order to verify a clear understanding of the differences.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 13:
Title: Ready, Set, Let's Grow!
In this lesson, students will learn about how plants change over time. Students will use literacy skills during a close reading to discuss the basic parts of a plant.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 14:
Title: The Napping House
During this lesson, children "wonder" when interacting with text. Instead of predicting what comes next in the story, students use their imaginations to wonder about what might happen. They create their own wondering multimedia slide about a new text. This is a great way to encourage creativity.
Title: WANTED: A Few Of Our Favorite Authors
This unit is designed to spotlight the work of one children's author each month. Students explore the life and writing styles of each author studied, as well as incorporating studies of story elements in the various works.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 10:
Title: The Giving Tree
During this lesson, students will learn important facts about trees. They will also learn the importance of friendships. The students will listen to the story, The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, and create a chart of events that take place in the story. The students will navigate a website to learn how to protect trees and how trees help us.
Title: The Little House
During this lesson, students will actively listen to the story, The Little House, and determine the sequence of events. This lesson will be used to help students differentiate between natural changes and man-made changes in environments over time. The students will use word processing software to write about the little house's feelings. The students will also create their own little house.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 18:
Title: Fun-Loving Frogs
During this lesson students will use their imaginations and writing skills to write a story from a wordless picture book, Tuesday, by David Wiesner. They will work in pairs and write text to go along with the pictures. They will also view a website to learn facts about frogs.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 32:
Title: Nifty Nouns
This lesson will introduce students to nouns. Students will practice identifying nouns in a book and on the Internet. A noun quilt will be created at the end of the lesson to demonstrate students' understanding of nouns.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 38:
Title: Pass the Punctuation, Please!
During this lesson students will listen to the story, Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells and identify punctuation used in the story. Students will also play games to strengthen knowledge of punctuation usage. They will then use the Internet to practice what they learn during this lesson.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 4:
Title: Edible Edits
During this lesson students will listen to the story Max's Wacky Taxi Day by Max Grover and edit capitalization and punctuation taken from the story. The students will have the opportunity to practice their new skills by working on the Internet.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 40:
Title: It's Your Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
This lesson plan is intended to be used during the month of March when the class is preparing to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. After listening to and reading different stories by Dr. Seuss, the students have opportunities to compare and contrast story elements through critical thinking and Venn diagrams.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 3:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (0) 13:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 1:
Title: Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm
Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 32:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 18:
Title: It's Okay to Be Different: Teaching Diversity With Todd Parr
All kinds of characters will enjoy this lesson that celebrates diversity by discussing what makes everyone unique and special.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 40:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 30:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 7:
Title: Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss
Young readers create a classroom book modeled after Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate all the places they can read
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 27:
Title: It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom
Students work with their peers to develop classroom rules.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 10:
Title: Junie B. Jones Introduces Literacy Mystery Boxes
Like Junie B. Jones, students will be saying '' Wait till you hear this'' after listening to a Junie B. story and creating mystery boxes to help retell the story.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 37:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 31:
Title: Integrating Language Arts: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
This lesson integrates reading, writing, listening, and speaking to boost students' comprehension skills. Students explore Laura Joffe Numeroff 's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie using a variety of techniques, beginning with a picture walk and ending with the creation and publication of their own versions of the text.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 29:
Title: Fairy Tales Around the World
In this unit of six lessons, from EDSITEment, students become familiar with fairy tales. They read and learn to understand fairy tales so that they can better comprehend the structures of literature, as well as for the sake of the wonder, pleasure, and human understanding these stories can provide in their own right.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 11:
Title: Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds
Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 32:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 6:
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 37:
Title: Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing
Through interactive writing, students work together and then independently to create invitation letters for a group of their peers and their families.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 33:
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: Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things
Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 25:
Title: We're Going On A Name Talk
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Title: Finding the Elements of a Story
Interactives: Elements of a Story Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (2) 1:
Title: Jane Yolen was born in 1939.
Students read one of Jane Yolen's books, retell the story in the form of a puppet show, research animals in the book, and document their findings with the Animal Study interactive tool.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 2: