All resources in English Language Arts
The Starfall reading program is designed to be fun, exciting, and to instill confidence in young children as they learn to read. The website and companion printed materials are clear and effective tools to help you implement proven teaching methods. Our website was created by carefully observing the way children learn using a computer. The Starfall Website is easy for students to navigate independently, but it is not intended as a surrogate for the teacher. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game
In this module, students will use literacy skills to build expertise—using reading, writing, listening, speaking, and collaborative skills to build and share deep knowledge about a topic. This focus on research intentionally builds on Module 1, in which students explored the superpowers of reading. Specifically, students will seek evidence of culture, which can be thought of as the story of a group of people constructed through the generations; it can be evidenced through ancient and modern-day customs and traditions. The module will begin with a class study of the culture of Japan: Students will read Magic Tree House: Dragon of the Red Dawn, a book set in ancient Japan, paired with Exploring Countries: Japan, an informational text about modern Japan. Find the rest of the EngageNY ELA resources at https://archive.org/details/engageny-ela-archive .
Material Type: Module
Go Away, Big Green Monster! Ed Emberley's tale about a scary, multicolored monster is 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.
Material Type: Lesson Plan
This lesson will help children relate the concepts of past, present and future to their own lives. This lesson will be 45 minutes and include discussions, book reading and coloring. The children will learn the vocabulary words: time, yesterday, today and tomorrow. They will be able to relate this to personal experiences in their own lives. Materials:CalendarWhite board, white board markersHoughton Mifflin Social Studies Teacher Edition Level K My WorldWorksheets for all 15 studentsPencils and crayonsBig Ideas / Essential Questions:What is the difference between last year, this year and next year?Can you describe some of these differences using examples from your own life?
Material Type: Lesson Plan
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.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Game, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy