Here's a fun, engaging lesson for the beginning of the school year. It includes the social emotional piece that builds a sense of community in your class. This lesson includes simple directions for a substitute, should you need a lesson for anytime of year. It can be taught over 2-3 days, addressing recall/retell, sequence of events, vocabulary, character traits, writing, and more. It addresses many ELA standards for both 1st and 2nd grade.
Suggested lesson plan (great for subs too)
Circle Map- Identify 1st day of school feelings
True-False Sort (whole group lesson)
True-False cut and paste worksheet
Vocabulary cards (with definitions) to identify feelings will follow up activity
Question stems for Read Aloud
Writing- Somebody-Wanted-But-Then- Finally
Flee map to sequence story
3 different writing papers (open ended)
Recall/retell cards to sequence
Cut and paste worksheet for retell
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