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: All-American Diva, Ruby Bridges
In this lesson, students will discover the impact Ruby Bridges made in history when she became the first black child to attend a white school. Your students will be sure to fall in love with the story Ruby has to tell and how this child's courage changed life in the United States.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 2:
Title: What Is The Main Idea?
During this lesson students begin to identify the main idea of a story they read or hear. Students use graphic organizers to discover the main idea of The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss, and Marsupial Sue, by John Lithgow.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 10:
Title: Inch by Inch Learning Is a Cinch
This lesson uses an interdisciplinary approach involving literature, math, and writing. Using the book, Inch by Inch, by Leo Lionni students will explore the world of measurement. They will have the opportunity to practice measuring objects with inchworms like in the book. They will also have a chance to use creative thinking to write their own stories.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (2) 14:
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: 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: 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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 15:
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: Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study
This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 31:
Title: Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle
Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 38:
Title: Active Reading Using The Enormous Watermelon
Using names and high-frequency words from nursery rhymes and the Big Book The Enormous Watermelon, students engage in word recognition activities such as character identification and a word matching game.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 3:
Title: Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts
Students listen to fiction and nonfiction read-alouds and explore selected Websites to identify factual information about animals. This lesson focuses on ants, but can be adapted to any animal.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 28:
Title: Interactive Plot Diagram
Plot Diagram Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (12) 33: