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Causes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Things usually don't happen without a reason; usually any event has a cause that got the ball rolling. The book, If You Give a Mouse a Muffin is used to help learners understand the concept of causes in literature. Examples from the...
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Lesson 3: Cause and Effect Relationships

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
The Gunniwolf is a book full of events that get kids asking why and what. They note several events on a chart, and then discuss how they think the instructor is able to determine the causes and effects they find. They continue reading...
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Lesson 3: Looks, Actions, and Feelings

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Remember that boy David from the David, No! books? He's back, and youngsters draw a picture of him from a scene in the book David Goes to School. They write a sentence describing his appearance, actions, and feelings as they discuss how...
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Hyperboles

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Want to see the best instructional activity is the entire universe? Who doesn't love to exaggerate now and then? Get your class cozy with hyperbole as you read the story My Dad by Anthony Browne. During the reading you'll chart and...
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Nature

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Discuss what makes a myth with your class as you read two titles that exemplify the genre. Two myths that explain events in nature are read and charted, focusing on details from the text. The lesson culminates in a practice activity...
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Rhythm

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
One of the most fun characteristics of a poem is rhythm! Little ones will clap along as you read a poem, to determine the rhythm of the piece. The book In the Swim is used throughout the lesson; it contains fish themed poems that kids...
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Identifying Problems and Solutions in the Story

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Students explore story structure. In this Groundhog's Day story structure literacy lesson, students listen to the story Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler, then pause half way through the story to identify the problem and...
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Identifying When Using Evidence from the Text

For Teachers 1st Standards
First listen to the story The Meanest Thing to Say and then answer question regarding when the story takes place. Using evidence from the text, text clues and pictures to order events and find the time frame of the story is what this...
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Oklahoma Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the instructional activity, learners make stone soup using a...
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Picture Fists Full of Kisses

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade lesson plan based on the book The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper. Starting off with a singing of the song "I Wish I Had a Little Red Box", children go on to discuss and...
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Lesson 1: Actions

For Teachers 1st Standards
Action is what characters in books do or say. Little ones discuss what actions are and then examine the book David, No! to identify them. As they read through the book, they chart all of David's actions. They write a sentence and draw a...
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Lesson 3: Gods and Goddesses

For Teachers 1st Standards
Exploring and characterizing myths can be fun. The class reads a version of "Pandora's Box," add to their myth chart, and discuss how gods and goddesses are commonly used in mythology. They work in groups to identify the gods and...
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Sorting Based on Character Traits

For Teachers 1st Standards
Characters from a story can be sorted by their traits, just like shapes or objects can. First the children list several character traits on a chart, they read a familiar story, and then sort the characters by their friendly or unfriendly...
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Lesson 3: Comparing and Contrasting two Characters from a Book

For Teachers 1st Standards
One book, two main characters, and a Venn diagram; it's time to discuss similarities and differences in order to compare and contrast two characters from the same book. The class listens to the book Toot and Puddles as they complete a...
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Identifying Information from Fiction

For Teachers 1st Standards
A solid comprehension strategy is used to aid learners in better understanding what they read. They are introduced to the way good readers ask questions while their reading to understand what's going on in a story. The class reads...
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Little Red Hen

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Pupils listen to a teacher reading of The Little Red Hen, identify the story elements and sequence them. They talk about different jobs associated with providing food and act out a play based on the story. Be aware that although several...
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Betsy Bear Does a Trick

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Help your youngsters develop an understanding of sequence and order of events in a story, with this fun simple tale about Betsy the Bear and her tricks. They will cut out images of Betsy and match them to the correct description and...