Large group

Size of group: 3-5

Appropriate grade level: K-3

Skill practiced: Comprehension; Story-telling; Listening skills; Fluency

Materials: Book or story; props or costumes if desired

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Directions:

1.       Introduce the story and talk about any vocabulary the students might need to know.

Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Spelling, vocabulary, alphabet/letter recognition
Materials: Set of different-colored chalk, and a sidewalk outside.
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
Give each student their choice of colored chalk and have them write their name on the sidewalk. Then have them come up with words (ideally adjectives) that begin with each letter of their name, in an acrostic poem style.

Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Listening, comprehension, and oral communication
Materials: A microphone
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Position the group of students in a circle.

2. Explain that each person in the circle is going to tell part of the story, so they need to listen to each other carefully.

Title: Bang
Size of group: 1-10
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Sight words, letter recognition
Materials: A container and flashcards of sight words or letters depending on the age group
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Have the students sit in a circle. Make sure all the flashcards are in the container and that they can't see them.

Title: Your story
Size of group: 1-20
Appropriate grade level: 1-3
Skills practiced: Writing, story-telling, and comprehension
Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:

Title: Word Race
Size of group: 4-9
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skills practiced: Writing, Spelling
Materials: Scrabble letters, or letter flash cards.
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:

Title: Sparkle
Size of group: 5-25
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Listening and spelling
Materials: A list of words appropriate for the age range and space
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Position the group of students in a circle and have them all stand up.

2. Choose a place to start and be prepared with words they should know how to spell.

Title: Student's Book
Size of group: 1-20
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Oral communication and writing, story-telling, vocabulary
Materials: Construction paper, computer paper or lined paper, writing and coloring material, glue stick, and individual pictures of the students printed out.
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Title: Around the World
Size of group: 10-25
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Sight Words
Materials: Sight Word Flashcards 
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Arrange the students in a circle on the ground or in desks

2. Choose one student to stand up and stand behind the next person (leaving their spot empty)

Title: Alphabet Jump Rope
Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: PK-1
Skill practiced: Alphabet/Letter recognition and Sounds
Materials: A jump rope
Category: Lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Assign two students to spinning the rope (older students)

2. One student will jump over the rope while the other students spin the rope.

   

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