RL.1.2 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2

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"Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Read and Retell a Classic!
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Read and Retell a Classic!
Your students will enjoy reading the classic story “The Ugly Duckling,” written about a very lovable duck! This reading lesson also includes a fun partner activity to help your students practise comprehension.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Lesson plan
The Wheels of the Story Go Round and Round
Every storyteller needs to understand beginning, middle, and end. The same goes for young readers. Help your students grasp the concept of story sections with this hands-on sequencing lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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First Day of School with Marley!
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First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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The Paper Bag Princess
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The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practise listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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What Happened?
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What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Craft Stick Story Elements
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Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Play It Again
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Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practise their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Cat in the Hat Responsibility
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Cat in the Hat Responsibility
In this lesson, students will explore the trait of responsibility through the characters in a famous Dr. Seuss book. By the end, students’ character and knowledge about literacy will have grown.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Main Ideas and Details
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Main Ideas and Details
Take your students to a magical place by having them read stories such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "Rumpelstiltskin." They can read these magical stories and figure out the main idea and details in them!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
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What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
Guide students through the challenging task of unpacking the main idea of a text.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Dancing Dreams
Lesson plan
Dancing Dreams
Let's dance our dreams! In this lesson, students read a story about a girl going after her dream of being a ballerina before composing dances to represent their own dreams.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Stop and Jot!
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Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Sorting & Describing Books
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Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Reading Inventories
Lesson plan
Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Reading with Symbols
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Reading with Symbols
In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
In this lesson, students will retell stories by drawing and talking about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end. This lesson can be used alone or with the Goldilocks and Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Learn Story Elements
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Learn Story Elements
Through this lesson, your students will use academic vocabulary to discuss character traits, author's purpose, and the sequence of events in a story.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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