# All Lessons

### Describe Characters, Setting, & Plot

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to use words and illustrations to describe characters, setting, and plot. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the text and look at the illustration. Then, they will review a series of statements about the characters, setting, and plot, identifying whether the details came from the words or the illustration. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Draw a Bar Graph

Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using the information presented in a bar graph.

### Segment Words

This Common Core phonics lesson involves segmenting words. Please read page regarding Phonemic Awareness instructions. When Checking for Understanding, make sure to select multiple non-volunteers to orally blend words. Students do not have a handout for this lesson. This lesson should focus on studentsâ€™ phonological awareness, meaning they should only be listening to the words not reading them. The terms onsets and rimes were purposely not used in this lesson due to the difficulty level for kindergartners. This lesson focuses on studentsâ€™ phonological awareness, meaning they should only be listening to the words not reading them. Pictures have been animated to appear after students have blended the given sounds. It will be helpful if students are already familiar with blending and segmenting onsets and rimes prior to this lesson. Supplemental materials for Concept Development CFU and Skill Development are available for this lesson.

### Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths

Use addition and subtraction within 100. Use the same unit of measure within each problem.

### Isolate Final Sounds

This Common Core phonics lesson practices isolating final sounds in words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice isolating and pronouncing initial, medial vowels, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words. In addition to the lesson, there are seven pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items. A word construction chart and extra resources are provided as well.

### Compare the Weight of Objects

This Common Core Measurement and Data lesson compares the weight of objects. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. Various objects within the classroom can be used as demonstrations. Please review the animation on the Concept Development page. Animated text is intended to be read aloud by the teacher. Also note that this lesson does not cover any form of density. All comparisons are being made between objects with similar densities. It would be worthwhile to separately cover the idea that some things may be small but heavy (a stapler, a textbook, etc.) while others are large and light (empty boxes, Styrofoam, etc.). In addition to the lesson, there are multiple pages of independent practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Words Using Context Clues

This lesson is a part of the Launch to Literacy program.

### Factor Expressions

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson covers how to factor expressions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will determine a factor the terms have in common, rewrite each term as a product using the common factor, and rewrite the expression as a product of expressions using the common factor. Finally, they will interpret the factored expression stating what it is equivalent to. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Memorize Subtraction Facts

This Common Core Operations and Algebraic Thinking lesson practices memorizing subtraction facts. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. The goal of this lesson is rote memorization of the subtraction facts. As a result, this lesson is set up with Skill Development/Guided Practice pages, followed by Independent Practice for each number. Cumulative Periodic Review pages are at the end of the lesson. Flashcards are provided with this lesson.

### Find the Area of Rectilinear Shapes

3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

3.MD.7.D3.MD.7.D Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

This Common Core measurement and data lesson covers how to find the area of rectilinear shapes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will split the rectilinear shape into rectangles, find the area of each rectangle, and then find the area of the rectilinear shape by adding the areas of each rectangle. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Interpret Data

All examples in this lesson should be the completed data charts created in the organizing and representing data lesson.

### Determine the Theme

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to infer the theme of a text by using textual evidence. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to determine the theme by analyzing and identifying in the text how characters respond to challenges. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Represent Data in More Than One Way

This statistics, data analysis, and probability lesson focuses on representing data in more than one way. The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the tally chart and count the amount of tally marks in each row. Then, they find the matching columns in the bar graph, and shade in the correct amount of boxes. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Draw Inferences from Text

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to justify an inference by finding support in the text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to identify the support for a given inference in terms of words and phrases or a quotation from the text. Emphasis is given to what is not an inference or not good support. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Compare Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of the Same Event

This reading informational lesson has students compare different accounts of the same event. It includes a description of firsthand and secondhand accounts.

### Determine the Main Idea

This Common Core reading informational text lesson focuses on determining the main idea in a text. In this lesson, students will determine the main idea of a text and then the key details that support that main idea. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. (Also aligns with 3.RI.1 and 3.RI.10.) In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.