Special Friends: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 9)

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Special Friends is the theme of a unit consisting of extra support lessons created to reinforce concepts with the help from grand discussions, chants, and practice worksheets. Unit topics include letter sounds, base words, endings, prefixes, vowel pairs, high frequency words, noting details, story structure, and compare and contrast using a Venn diagram.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Play Who Am I? as a brain break when learners are in need of a pause from current instruction
  • Continue to grow the word garden; add more flowers as new words arise throughout the year
  • Send applicable worksheets home for additional practice 
Classroom Considerations

  • Modifications are necessary to complete certain lessons that require specific curriculum materials
  • The unit was designed as part of the Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum; it can also be used on its own or alongside another curriculum of similar topic 
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  • Teacher directions are written clearly and in detail for easy implementation 
  • Worksheet answer keys are printed directly next to the lesson plan it relates to

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