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Characters, Predicting Actions Lesson PlanCharacters, Predicting Actions Teachers Guide

Characters – Predicting Actions

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Our 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.

Characters Lesson PlanCharacters Teachers Guide

Characters (Grade 3-4)

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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 (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

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

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.

Compare and Contrast – Nonfiction

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With our Compare and Contrast – Nonfiction lesson plan, students learn how to effectively compare and contrast nonfiction texts and how to identify things like first and secondhand accounts.

Compare and Contrast Characters’ Experiences

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With our Compare and Contrast Characters’ Experiences lesson plan, students learn how to better identify, compare and contrast characters’ experiences. Students practice reading texts and completing Venn diagrams in order to compare and contrast.

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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.

Compare/Contrast Story Versions

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With our Compare/Contrast Story Versions lesson plan, students learn strategies for comparing and contrasting two versions of the same story. Students practice comparing and contrasting versions of stories and writing their own.

Comparing and Contrasting (Grades 4-6) Lesson PlanComparing and Contrasting (Grades 4-6) Teachers Guide

Comparing and Contrasting (Grades 4-6)

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Our Comparing and Contrasting lesson plan for grades 4-6 teaches students how to compare and contrast various literary elements, such as story, characters, plot, point of view, and more. Students practice working with a partner to compare and contrast various aspects of example texts.

Comparing Genres Lesson PlanComparing Genres Teachers Guide

Comparing Genres

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In our Comparing Genres lesson plan, students learn about the characteristics of various literary genres and how to compare and contrast them. Students also practice writing short stories in various genres in order to solidify their understanding of the genres they’re learning about.

Comparing Literature Lesson PlanComparing Literature Teachers Guide

Comparing Literature

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Our Comparing Literature lesson plan teaches students how to analyze texts in order to compare and contrast them. Students also learn how to use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast literature and organize information for a presentation.

Comparing Similar Stories Lesson PlanComparing Similar Stories Teachers Guide

Comparing Similar Stories

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In our Comparing Similar Stories lesson plan, students learn strategies for comparing stories that are similar but not the same. Students practice using the steps taught in this lesson to compare sample stories and find both their similarities and differences.

Comparing Written vs Video Lesson PlanComparing Written vs Video Teachers Guide

Comparing Written vs Video

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In our Comparing Written vs. Video lesson plan, students learn strategies for comparing and contrasting books and their film adaptations. Students are given several examples in order to practice this skill.

Concept Mapping Lesson PlanConcept Mapping Teachers Guide

Concept Mapping

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Our Concept Mapping lesson plan teaches students about what concept mapping is and how it can be helpful. Students practice making their own context maps to explore the relationships between characters in literature and identify other uses for concept mapping.

Connecting Individuals, Events, Ideas Lesson PlanConnecting Individuals, Events, Ideas Teachers Guide

Connecting Individuals, Events, Ideas

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Our Connecting Individuals, Events, Ideas lesson plan teaches students about how people, places, things, events, and more are connected to each other. Students practice describing the connection between two or more things in order to solidify their understanding of the lesson.

The Clarendon Learning reading lesson plans are convenient and valuable as the starting point to help every elementary school-aged child to become a better reader.  A wide variety of topics are available with specialized reading lesson plans for beginning readers in primary school, more advanced readers in the middle elementary grades, and of course, concept-specific lessons for students in upper grades.

Whether you are seeking to introduce your students to new vowel sounds, understanding myths, and fables, or the skills and strategies needed for comprehending stories, or other reading concepts, Clarendon Learning offers effective teaching resources and ideas for classroom teachers and homeschooling parents.

Our detailed lesson plans have been written by experienced educators and curriculum experts.  They have been thoroughly researched and reviewed for accuracy and efficiency and can be used almost immediately.  There is little preparation time necessary, allowing the busy educator more time to teach the content of the lesson.

The reading lesson plans include step-by-step instructions, procedures for teachers, options, matching Common Core State Standards, content for students, activity and practice pages, a list of Internet resources to enhance learning, and much more.

All of our reading resources may be searched by topic or grade level (k-6). You’ll find that these teaching resources truly are beneficial to all elementary-aged students, and the plans will allow teachers and homeschooling parents to become more effective educators.

The Clarendon Learning reading lesson plans are convenient and valuable as the starting point to help every elementary school-aged child to become a better reader.  A wide variety of topics are available with specialized reading lesson plans for beginning readers in primary school, more advanced readers in the middle elementary grades, and of course, concept-specific lessons for students in upper grades. Whether you are seeking to introduce your students to new vowel sounds, understanding myths, and fables, or the skills and strategies needed for comprehending stories, or other reading concepts, Read more