# All Lessons

### Determine the Central Message of a Story

This reading literature lesson covers how to determine the central message in a narrative or literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text, identify a character, and then identify a clue word that shows the character learned a lesson about life. What the character learns is then identified as the central message.

### Measure the Length of an Object Using Different Units

This measurement and data lesson covers the measuring of the length of an object using different length units. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will measure a variety of objects to the nearest inch or to the nearest centimeter.

### Solve Money Problems Involving Coins

This measurement and data lesson covers the solving of money problems involving coins. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the number of coins both visually and in words, note their value, and then combine by counting coins to find the sum.

### Solve Money Problems Involving Bills & Coins

This measurement and data lesson covers the solving of money problems involving bills and coins. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the number of bills and coins both visually and in words, note their value, and then combine by counting the bills then coins to find the sum.

### Identify the Place and Value of Digits in a Three-Digit Number

This numbers and operations in base ten lesson covers how to identify the place and value of digits in a three-digit number. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to identify a certain digit in a three-digit number, identify the place of that digit, and then write the value of that digit in both numerals and words.

### Count Within 1000

This numbers and operations in base ten lesson covers how to count within 1000. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to read the number in the hundreds place, and then read the two-digit number that follows.

### Skip-Count By 5s, 10s, and 100s

This numbers and operations in base ten lesson covers how to skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to read the first number, and then write in the next five numbers in a skip-count sequence.

### Write Numbers Using Expanded Form

This numbers and operations in base ten lesson covers how to write numbers in expanded form. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to identify the place value of each digit in a three-digit number, and then write the number as the addition of the value of each digit.

### Compare Three-Digit Numbers Using Symbols

This numbers and operations in base ten lesson covers how to compare three-digit numbers using symbols. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to compare each digit of a pair of three-digit numbers, starting at the highest place value. Then, they identify which number is less than, greater than, or equal to, and write the correct symbol.

### Solve Addition Word Problems

This operations and algebraic thinking lesson covers how to solve addition word problems using several strategies. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to write an equation that represents the word problem and then asked to solve for the unknown number which can be a sum or one of the amounts. Other strategies include drawings with grouping and the number line.

### Solve Subtraction Word Problems

This Common Core operations and algebraic thinking lesson covers how to solve subtraction word problems using several strategies. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students are asked to write an equation that represents the word problem, and then asked to solve for the unknown number which can be a difference or one of the amounts. Other strategies include drawings with grouping and the number line. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Memorize Addition Facts

This operations and algebraic thinking lesson covers how to memorize addition facts. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will practice the addition facts of numbers 2 through 10 by a combination of reading aloud and writing each fact many times in horizontal and vertical formats.

### Memorize Subtraction Facts

This operations and algebraic thinking lesson covers how to memorize subtraction facts. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will practice the subtraction facts of numbers 2 through 10 by a combination of reading aloud and writing each fact many times in horizontal and vertical formats. In addition to the lesson, Independent Practice provides practice with random problems for each number, while Periodic Review provides practice with random problems with all the numbers together.

### Read Contractions

This reading vocabulary lesson focuses on reading contractions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. This lesson does not include any writing on the students part. It focuses on practicing to read words containing contractions. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Compare & Contrast Characters

This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on comparing and contrasting characters. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students compare and contrast what is the same and different between characters in a story. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Compare & Contrast Plots

This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on comparing and contrasting plots. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students compare and contrast what is the same and different between the plot in two stories. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Compare & Contrast Settings

This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on comparing and contrasting setting. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students compare and contrast what is the same and different between the settings in two stories. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Use Titles & Chapter Headings to Locate Information in a Text

This reading comprehension lesson focuses on using titles and chapter headings to locate information in text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students use in titles and headings in a table of contents to answer questions about how and where to find information in a book. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Identify Fact Families

This number sense lesson focuses on identifying fact families. The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the problem and identify the numbers used in the addition or subtraction fact. Then, they write the addition or subtraction facts in the same fact family, and read them aloud. In addition to the lesson, there are seven pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Add Two-Digit Numbers (With Regrouping)

This number sense lesson focuses on adding numbers (two digits long). The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students add the digits in the ones place and regroup if the sum is ten or more. Then, they add the digits in the tens place. Finally, students read the addition problem and the sum aloud. In addition to the lesson, there are seven pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.