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Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

 
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Characters and Setting With "Where The Wild Things Are"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Beginning readers not only need to learn to decode, but also to understand what they read. They will learn how to do this in this simple but effective lesson with this beloved children's book.

 
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wild thing front 2
   

Brush Those Teeth

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Plot
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Plot
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Brushing your teeth has to be done in a certain order. The students connect this everyday activity to the characters, setting, and events in a story.

 
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brushing
   

Cause and Effect With "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We spend a great deal of time teaching children how to read independently. This lesson will focus on listening comprehension, speaking and listening, and writing cause and effect relationships.

 
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cause effect 3
   

Math Fact Sorting

1st Grade Math » Unit: Solving 3 Addend Problems
1st Grade Math » Unit: Solving 3 Addend Problems
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students work to solve multiple 3 part number sentences and determine if they are equal or not! Students practice using less than, equal to and greater than language!

 
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Making Vocabulary Meaningful

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In first grade we teach children how to decode in order to read. Children also need to know the meaning of words in order to gain reading comprehension. This routine will help students learn and retain the meaning of new words.

 
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vocab routine
   

Introduction to Accountable Talk With "Big Anthony and the Magic Ring"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will take a more active role in their learning by discussing a read aloud with their partners. The teacher will become more of a facilitator in the lesson and allow the children to "wrangle" with the content.

 
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big anthony
   

Comparing and Contrasting Our Stories With a Double Bubble Map

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are working on an important reading comprehension skill - comparing and contrasting!

 
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island
   

Getting to Know Adelita

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are looking at the traditional Cinderella story under a different lens - we are going to Mexico to see our Mexican Cinderella - Adelita!

 
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mexico dancers
   

Speaking and Listening While Learning Our Sight Words

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We all have sight word vocabulary that we're supposed to teach our students each week. This lesson will not only show how students can learn to decode and spell the words but to retain the words because they are using the words orally in sentences.

 
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vocab
   

Identifying and Writing Opinions About Clouds Using Clue Words

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What do clouds and opinions have in common? Come on and find out!

 
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cloud dolphin
   

Getting to Know Cendrillion

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

When you think of Cinderella you think of the Disney version. Today we are going to the Caribbean and learning about Cinderella from the Caribbean perspective.

 
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caribbean beach
   

Learning About Similies and Metaphors

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Let's Learn About Poetry
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Let's Learn About Poetry
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Figurative language can really trip students up. Today we are going to be learning about similes and metaphors so we can identify them in our reading and use them to create amazing poetry.

 
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cricket
   

Speaking, Listening and Writing Compound Contrasting Sentences

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are using text evidence and writing answers with complex sentence structure.

 
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quinceanera
   

Identifying and Writing Facts About Clouds

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We can learn about facts and clouds at the same time.

 
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Friendly Controversy

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: FINDS Research
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: FINDS Research
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do I convince others to understand my side of the story? Second grade students conducted shared research activities and participated in a Socratic Seminar practicing the techniques of persuasive reasoning.

 
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