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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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Special Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Enhance language proficiency with a Special Friends themed English language development unit. Each lesson follows a listen, speak, move, and/or look routine that is guaranteed to get your scholars discussing topics such as animal...
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We Can Work It Out: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 7)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Listen, look, speak, and move are the routine steps of the English language development lessons found in a We Can Work It Out themed unit. Language proficiency is reinforced through picture cards, poems, and grand discussions about...
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Home Sweet Home: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Home Sweet Home is the theme of a unit comprised of extra support lessons. Scholars reinforce concepts through chants, grand discussions, and practice worksheets. Topics include digraphs, blending phoneme, long vowels, final sounds,...
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Family and Friends: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of a unit offering extra support lessons. Follow each lesson plan's teach, blend, guided practice or practice/apply routine to reinforce concepts such as clusters, responding to reading, drawing...
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Let’s Look Around!: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit that offers a plethora of challenge activities. Enhance your scholars' learning experiences and reinforce concepts with activities such as writing a book about farm animals, an imaginary place,...
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Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Take your guided reading lesson plans to the next level with a collection of printables, templates, and reference tools equipped to support the reading needs of your readers. Included is a detailed information page, grouping sheet,...
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Surprise!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of this series of ESL lessons. Cover an array of topics such as where we live, different times of day, shapes, the city and the country, what we do for fun, jobs, and games, all while practicing how to express...
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

For Students 1st Standards
Guide kids as they trip trap over their bridge of reading with an activity focused on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. First graders read the classic story before answering a few reading comprehension questions about the events and...
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Surprise!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of this series of challenge activities. The surprise comes from the information your scholars will discover when researching topics such as alligators and crocodiles, living in other countries, becoming a...
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Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Emerging nutritionists explore what it means to be healthy. In the beginning of the unit, your class will examine the five food groups and learn how food gets from the farm to our plates. This leads into the investigation of the...
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All Together Now: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 1st Standards
All Together Now is the theme of this series of extra support lessons. The collection aids the instruction of blending sounds and reading high-frequency words through writing and reading sentences. Support also engages pupils in...
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Zoom!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Turn your class' focus on how wheelchairs assist individuals with disabilities to become more independent with this disabilities lesson plan. Scholars listen to a read aloud of the book, Zoom! by Robert Munsch, answer questions about key...
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All Together Now: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 1st Standards
All Together Now is the theme of this series of ESL lessons. Provide support to your language learners through games, role play, stories, and discussions all about greeting others, giving commands, telling about themselves, and being...
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All Together Now: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers 1st Standards
For scholars who need a challenge in the classroom, here is a unit for you. Learners explore topics such as animals, sports, helpers at home, the past, and funny things that have happened in their lives. Youngsters also engage in writing...
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The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Turn your classroom into a pig sty with a instructional activity based on the Appalachian folktale The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday. Similar to the story of The Three Little Pigs, the folktale tells a story of four pigs who leave home—and...
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A Tale of Two Frogs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Ribbit ribbit! Hop through a series of activities based on A Tale of Two Frogs. Kids read the Russian folktale and answer reading comprehension questions before working on phonics exercises, tracing dotting lines to make a path between...
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Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learn about the animals of Australia with a language arts lesson about an Australian folktale called, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail. After reading the story as a class, kids discuss events and characters from the book, retell the story to...
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The Magic Pot

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
The Magic Pot by Patricia Coombs is the theme of this multidisciplinary lesson plan. Early readers first take part in a read aloud and grand conversation about the story's details. Then, they get to work practicing their skills in...
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The Archer and the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension with a instructional activity about The Archer and the Sun, a Chinese folktale. Kids learn some background information about Chinese culture before reading the story, and answer literacy questions as they...
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The Ghost Catcher

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Delve into a Bengali folktale with a series of reading comprehension activities. Before kids read The Ghost Catcher, they discuss the concept of reflections and mirrors. They then answer comprehension questions about the characters and...
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Anansi Goes To Lunch - First Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Greed is the theme of this collection of multidisciplinary activities. As a class, read The West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby Norfolk, and take part in a grand discussion about it's plot and theme. Reinforce the theme...
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The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Read the story The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain by Margaret Read MacDonald and choose from multiple activities to learn about the tale's theme—kindness. With so many options, your kind kids will...