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English and Language Arts-Based Lesson Plans

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  Estimated Time: 45 minutes Description: A Compare/Contrast lesson where students use the book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett to practice the use of clear and precise language to demonstrate comprehension. Strand:  Listening / Speaking Listening Speaking Reading Analysis …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

Reading Comprehension: Dragon Comprehends Key Ideas & Details

Reading Comprehension lesson plan materials required: Reading Comprehension forms/handouts (Download) The children’s picture book – “Old MacDonald had a Dragon” by Ken Baker, illustrated by Christopher Santoro (ISBN-0761461752)   Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan Activity Time: 1 to 3 class periods, depending on …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts  

Grades:

1, 2, 3  

Merging Music with Language Arts Common Core

The students will be able to identify storyline and contractions in the song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” lyrics, as they experience a steady beat, use rhythm instruments and sing on pitch: 1st Day: Introduce the song lyrics identifying the meaning of the …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

2, 3  

Wordless Comics and Picture Books to Inspire Great Writing

Materials: Projector compatible with your computer Student Writing Paper Two Wordless Comics One Sample of Writig Using the Wordless Comic   1. Inform the students that today they will be in charge of creating a story like writers for movies and television. …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts  

Grades:

3, 4, 5  

Analyzing the Theme of Freedom in Three Speeches

Students define freedom based on three freedom-themed speeches and make an argument about a current political topic referencing their definition and citations from the speeches. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9: Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

9, 10  

Analyzing Style and Content, Purpose: Speeches of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

By creating a newscast or playing the role of friends discussing an upcoming election, students analyze speeches in order to identify the speaker’s purpose and explore how style and content advance that purpose. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-CCR.6:  Determine an author’s point of view or …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

11, 12  

Analyzing Interaction of Multiple Themes: A “Power Line” of Characters in ‘The Bluest Eye’

Note: This lesson plan structure may be used with any novel that has power or another facet of human relationships (compassion, jealousy, etc.) as a theme. Students examine the theme of power and powerlessness—and related themes–in Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye.” In …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts  

Grades:

11, 12  

Analyzing Word Choice, Meaning and Tone in Poetry: “The Center of the Fire”

In small groups, students are given a small collection of words and phrases clipped from selected poems. They predict the meaning and tone they expect a poem containing those words and phrases to have. They then read and analyze their poem, modify …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts  

Grades:

9, 10  

High School Language Arts: Edgar Allen Poe on Trial

Students role play a trial in which the narrator of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” is accused of murder, using perhaps the only defense available to him: not guilty by reason of insanity. Using specific passages from the text, students try …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts  

Grades:

9, 10  

Establishing a Summer Bucket List that transitions to Letter Writing

Title: Establishing a Summer Bucket List that transitions to Letter Writing Concept: 6 Traits- Organization Grade Level: First or Second Grade Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 General Goal: Students will generate an idea to accomplish over the summer. Students will create a proposal …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

1, 2  

Using mentor texts with students to help improve their writing, focusing on adding detail.

Lesson Plan Title: Prewriting Strategy to Add Detail in Writing Concept / Topic To Teach: Detail in writing 3B G3: Begin to establish a personal voice and style. Students who meet the standard can compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

6, 7, 8  

Sequencing Lesson

Sequencing Lesson   Lesson Objective: The students will sequence six events that occur in a fiction story with 100% accuracy.  Technology objective: The students will use drag and drop to sequence images and words in the correct order.   Behavioral Objective: The …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

3  

Analyzing Shakespeare’s Sonnet 12 and Woodworth’s We Are Seven.

TALK ABOUT THE POEMS AND WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT We are going to be looking at these two poems by two amazing poets. Sonnet 12 by Shakespeare and We Are Seven by William Woodsworth. Sonnet 12 explores time and life, how …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

12  

The meaning between the lines in ‘Sonnet 12′ and ‘We are Seven’.

1. In ‘Sonnet 12′, students will have chance to read the poem and answer the short questions first. 2. Explaination for the short questions 3. Students will do the short questions for the poem ‘We are Seven’ after having read it for several …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

12  

How do you make a stuffed cat?-A sequencing activity.

Can you help Ella Louise make her cat? A sequencing activity Grade range: K-1 Time to complete: 15-20 minutes Subjects/skills addressed: language arts, sequencing, cutting Objective: Students will place the steps to create a stuffed cat in the correct order. Students will …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

K, 1  

Exploring Structure with Shakespeare and Wordsworth

Structure – Shakespeare and William Wordsworth In Sonnet 12 by Shakespeare, how does he show the passing of time in the poem? Shakespeare shows the passage of time through multiple examples of change. In the first two lines, the clock chimes to …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

12  

Rainbows to Snowflakes: A Thematic Unit to Accompany Sometimes Snow Falls in the Summer by Deb Troehler

Rainbows to Snowflakes: A Thematic Unit for Use in Grades K-3  The following activities were created to accompany Sometimes Snow Falls in the Summer, by Deb Troehler. Please see the attachment for photos and worksheets mentioned below. Table of Contents 1. Where …

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Subjects:

Art, Language Arts, Math, Science  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

“Nog-jectives”

Subject Area:                                                    English/Language Arts   Prep Time:                                                         5 minutes   Class Time:                                                        50 minutes   Grade Levels:                                                    3 – 5   Whole class participation:                         2 to 25 students   JogNog for:                                                        …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

3  

While reading, good readers think and ask themselves, “What will Happen Next?” to make predictions.

Connection-  remind students of the bigger meaning for the unit – tell the story of a child in the class already moving onto the strategy for the day – think of an example that can be used as a metaphor   Some …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

K  

Sequencing Lesson

Sequencing Lesson   Lesson Objective: The students will sequence six events that occur in a fiction story with 100% accuracy.  Technology objective: The students will use drag and drop to sequence images and words in the correct order. Behavioral Objective: The students …

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Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

3  

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