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Alphabetical Order Lesson PlanAlphabetical Order Teachers Guide

Alphabetical Order

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Our interactive, free downloadable PDF Alphabetical Order Lesson Plan teaches students the steps necessary for alphabetizing and how to apply these steps to place words in alphabetical order.

Antagonist Lesson PlanAntagonist Teachers Guide

Antagonist

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Our free downloadable PDF Antagonist lesson plan develops reading comprehension as students define an antagonist and identify examples from a story, book, movie, or TV show. Students are asked to use and expand their creative writing skills by writing a short story which includes an antagonist. Students are also asked to work in pairs to id

Basic Features of Print Lesson PlanBasic Features of Print Teachers Guide

Basic Features of Print

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In our Basic Features of Print lesson plan, students learn about the basics features, or components, of print, such as sentences and punctuation. Students learn the distinguishing features of a sentence and learn to recognize the basic features of print through this lesson.

Cause and Effect Lesson PlanCause and Effect Teachers Guide

Cause and Effect

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Our Cause and Effect lesson plan teaches students strategies for identifying the cause and effect and how to employ it in their own writing. Students practice analyzing text for the causes and effects and writing paragraphs using a cause and effect.

Cause and Effect (Grades 1-2) Lesson PlanCause and Effect (Grades 1-2) Teachers Guide

Cause and Effect (Grades 1-2)

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In our Cause and Effect lesson plan for grades 1-2, students learn how to identify the cause and effect of various events. Students learn how to analyze both images and text in order to determine the potential causes and effects.

Changes in Characters Lesson PlanChanges in Characters Teachers Guide

Changes in Characters

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In our Changes in Characters lesson plan, students learn how to identify the various changes that happen with characters during a story because of the events of the story. Students learn to analyze how the events of a story affect the characters in the story.

Chapters, Scenes and Stanzas Lesson PlanChapters, Scenes and Stanzas Teachers Guide

Chapters, Scenes and Stanzas

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In our Chapters, Scenes and Stanzas lesson plan, students learn how chapters, scenes, and stanzas are used to structure various types of literature. Students also learn about the differences between chapters, scenes, and stanzas.

Character Changes Lesson PlanCharacter Changes Teachers Guide

Character Changes

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In our Character Changes lesson plan, students learn how to identify the various changes that happen with characters during a story. Students learn to compare and contrast these changes, make predictions, and infer how a character might act if they were feeling different emotions.

Character Interactions Lesson PlanCharacter Interactions Teachers Guide

Character Interactions

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In our Character Interactions lesson plan, students learn about how characters interact in literature and why it’s important to take note of these interactions. Students create characterization charts for characters in order to better analyze their interactions and discuss how these interactions shape the story.

Character Motivations Lesson PlanCharacter Motivations Teachers Guide

Character Motivations

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In our Character Motivations lesson plan, students learn how to determine the motivations of different characters in literature based on a number of factors. Students learn about external and internal motivations and will learn why it’s important to be able to determine a character’s motivation in a story.

Character Types Lesson PlanCharacter Types Teachers Guide

Character Types

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Our Character Types lesson plan teaches students about some common types of characters that can be found in literature. Students learn why it’s important to be able to recognize these character types and about the characteristics that various types have.

Characters Lesson PlanCharacters Teachers Guide

Characters

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Our free downloadable PDF Characters Lesson Plan sharpens reading comprehension and analytical skills as students are equipped to describe characters from a story, including their actions, traits, and other significant details. Students are asked to work collaboratively to assign themselves a character while others in their group list their

Characters, Feelings Lesson PlanCharacters, Feelings Teachers Guide

Characters – Feelings

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Our free downloadable PDF Characters – Feelings lesson plan engages reading comprehension and analytical skills as students identify the feelings of a character from a story or book and match feelings with actions. During this lesson, students are asked to identify the correct feeling word for given sentences. Students are also asked to wri

Characters, Predicting Actions Lesson PlanCharacters, Predicting Actions Teachers Guide

Characters – Predicting Actions

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Our free downloadable PDF Characters – Predicting Actions lesson plan develops reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in young students. This interactive lesson prepares students to predict actions based on an image or reading content. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively to look at a picture and predic

Characters (Grades 1-2) Lesson PlanCharacters (Grades 1-2) Teachers Guide

Characters (Grades 1-2)

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Our free downloadable PDF Characters lesson plan for grades 1-2 introduces the concept of main and minor characters to young students. During this lesson, students are asked to match short stories with the characters they are about in order to practice visualizing characters and reading comprehension with regards to characters. Students are

Choosing a Book Lesson PlanChoosing a Book Teachers Guide

Choosing a Book

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In our Choosing a Book lesson plan, students are taught some methods that they might use to choose a book to read. Students learn about the differences between independent, instructional, and frustrational books and how to choose the right one for their reading ability.

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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure

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The compare and contrast nonfiction text structure is a foundational type of text structure for nonfiction text. It will allow students to build to more complex structures such as problem and solution and cause and effect. Practice with comparing and contrasting in reading is also a valid reading skill and useful comprehension skill. Familiarity with this text structure will also be used on many higher level texts, and state and standardized tests, so this is a meaningful way to include test preparation while also working on building nonfiction reading skills.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students plenty of practice
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Compare and Contrast Stories - Same Genre Lesson PlanCompare and Contrast Stories - Same Genre Teachers Guide

Compare and Contrast Stories – Same Genre

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In our Compare and Contrast Stories – Same Genre lesson plan, students learn strategies for comparing and contrasting stories that are in the same genre. Students also learn how to use Venn diagrams to help them with this process.

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