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The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing
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Go Away, Big Green Monster!‰ŰÓEd Emberley‰ŰŞs tale about a scary, multicolored monster‰ŰÓis used to help students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills. In this lesson, students chorally read the story and then point out familiar color words or sight words that appear in the story. After finishing the story, students are introduced to four different literacy center activities that include participating in a read along, building word families with story words, playing a memory game with color words from the story, and retelling story events using sentence strips. In the sessions that follow, students create their own artwork of the big green monster and use that artwork to help them write a story. Students use both self- and peer-editing to improve their writing. Completed stories are either published on the Internet or in a class book.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Maureen Gerard
Date Added:
08/19/2013
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Citizens
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A Project Based Learning Outline for Citizenship and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To be used with Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd Grade, as fitted with standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Griselda Peters
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Common Core Curriculum: Kindergarten ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read_alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Nursery Rhymes and Fables; Five Senses; Stories; Plants; Farms; Kings and Queens; Seasons and Weather; Colonial Towns; and Taking Care of the Earth.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Ecology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/04/2013
CyberlabKIds: Learn English for kids (1-6)
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Cyberlabkids is a website for children to practice and learn English. it is fun and entertaining. The ministry of Education in Costa Rica is using it and it is being used all over the world for free.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Student Guide
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Costa Rica
Author:
Dr. Allen Quesada Pacheco
Date Added:
08/03/2015
FreeReading Intervention A
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains, Intervention A, a 40-week scope and sequence of primarily phonological awareness and phonics activities that can support and supplement a typical kindergarten or first grade "core" or "basal" program.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt, Laurence, et. al.
Date Added:
08/16/2006
Interactive Outdoor School Journal
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This resource will primarily be used prior to going to outdoor school for a 5th grade class. Though some of the resources might seem like a stretch for that age range it allows for some differentiation for those students that are looking to expand their knowledge base. In addition, this journal covers some basic rules and guidelines for living within a group of people which is why we include some dining etiquette.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Reading Informational Text
Life Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Student Guide
Author:
Melissa Thiel-Stinson
Date Added:
03/19/2019
Irregular Word Activities
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Irregular Word Activities, a page of sequential and supplemental activities that helps teachers teach students to read 30 high-frequency irregular words.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Game
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt, Laurence, et. al.
Date Added:
08/16/2006
Lessons about Making Predictions with Informational Text
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Making predictions is a skill readers need for comprehending fiction and nonfiction. Three lessons are identified here to give young readers opportunities to make predictions about nonfiction text found in print or on web pages. The lessons are aligned with the national standards for English language arts. The article appears in the free, online magazine that focuses on the seven essential principles of climate literacy.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Listen to Me Tell You the Story
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Students will listen to a familiar story with repetitive lines that the children can remember. They will make puppets and retell the story in small groups with an adult volunteer or an older child. Main Curriculum Tie: English Language Arts Kindergarten Reading: Literature Standard 2, With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. All children will participate in retelling a familiar story using puppets. This will help develop oral language and comprehension.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Linda Miner, Michelle Roderick, Robyn Johnson
Date Added:
12/12/2013
MAKEShift Poetry
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In this project, students work in pairs to write a short poem that demonstrates understanding of figurative language. They then design, engineer and build a gear mechanism that illustrates the meaning, theme, or concept of their poem. This engineering and language arts project was developed by Allen Distinguished Educator, Scott Swaaley.

Subject:
Engineering
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
07/29/2016
Minimum Wage and the Effects on the Cost of Living
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This resource is an integrated unit spanning math, economics and English. This unit is focused on the the subject of the minimum wage and the themes of equity, financial stability and quality of life.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Johanna Paraiso
Sunny Chan
Ji Lee
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash
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It's laundry day with Mrs. McNosh! Rhyme words, clap out syllables, make tee shirts and write or illustrate poetry in this laundry-themed interactive lesson. Learning to hear rhymes and distinguish syllable sounds helps children learn to read and write!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom
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Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmatesŐ names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/04/2013
Reading Connected Text Fluency
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Reading Connect Text Activities, a page of sequential and supplemental activities that helps teachers teach students to decode their first sentences in print.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Game
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt, Laurence, et. al.
Date Added:
08/16/2006