The Clarendon Learning reading lesson plans are convenient and valuable as the starting point to help every elementary school-aged child to become a better reader.  A wide variety of topics are available with specialized reading lesson plans for beginning readers in primary school, more advanced readers in the middle elementary grades, and of course, concept-specific lessons for students in upper grades.

Whether you are seeking to introduce your students to new vowel sounds, understanding myths, and fables, or the skills and strategies needed for comprehending stories, or other reading concepts, Clarendon Learning offers effective teaching resources and ideas for classroom teachers and homeschooling parents.

Our detailed lesson plans have been written by experienced educators and curriculum experts.  They have been thoroughly researched and reviewed for accuracy and efficiency and can be used almost immediately.  There is little preparation time necessary, allowing the busy educator more time to teach the content of the lesson.

The reading lesson plans include step-by-step instructions, procedures for teachers, options, matching Common Core State Standards, content for students, activity and practice pages, a list of Internet resources to enhance learning, and much more.

All of our reading resources may be searched by topic or grade level (k-6). You’ll find that these teaching resources truly are beneficial to all elementary-aged students, and the plans will allow teachers and homeschooling parents to become more effective educators.

  • Our interactive Alphabetical Order Lesson Plan presents the steps necessary for alphabetizing. Students will apply these steps to place words in alphabetical order with lots of demonstration and physical activities.  Engage the analytical and critical thinking skills of young students by making observations about when using alphabetical order is important (dictionaries, for example!), and what happens when a letter is missing or if there are two of the same letter in the alphabetical list.

    Alphabetical Order Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Alphabetical Order.
    • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on learning and applying the steps for alphabetizing.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Develop reading comprehension with our Antagonist Lesson Plan as students define an antagonist and identify examples from a story, book, movie, or TV show. The students will also expand their writing skills by writing a short story which includes an antagonist.  Leveraging collaborative learning, students work in pairs to identify the main character and antagonist from a story.

    Antagonist Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about understanding Antagonists in stories
    • Write a story with an Antagonist classroom activty
    • Identify the Main Character, Problem, and Antagonist practice worksheet
    • Short Story Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson helps students understand the basic features of print, such as a sentence, which has a capitalized first word and ending punctuation.  The lesson is not a writing lesson but should be used to help students read sentences smoothly as they recognize the start and end of a sentence.  They should be able to recognize when they should end a sentence and then begin a new one as they read a paragraph of text.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other beginning reading lessons.

    Basic Features of Print Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Basic Features of Print
    • Hands-on homework activities learn about Basic Features of Print
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grade 1 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Expand critical thinking skills with our Cause and Effect Lesson Plan where students will be able to identify the cause and effect of actions and events presented in sentences, paragraphs, and other reading content. The students will be able to write sentences/paragraphs using causes and effects.  Develop communication skills and build confidence as students share their scenarios with the group.

    Cause and Effect Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages
    • Causes and their Effects Activity Worksheet
    • Cause and Effect Practice Worksheet
    • Cause/Effect Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Introduce young students to the concept of cause and effect with our Cause and Effect Lesson Plan, which enables students to identify the cause and effect of actions and events in pictures and reading content.  This interactive lesson prepares student to identify cause as answering the way and effect addressing the what of a scenario.

    Cause and Effect Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages
    • Causes and their Effects Activity Worksheet
    • Cause and Effect Practice Worksheet
    • Cause/Effect Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Changes in Characters Lesson Plan develops critical thinking and reading comprehension as students describe characters in a story and identify how they change based on actions and events in the story.  Generalize understanding by reiterating or introducing vocabulary like protagonist and antagonist, and exploring how a character can evolve into a protagonist with the influence of an antagonist.

    Changes in Characters Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Changes in Characters.
    • Changes in Characters Activity Worksheet
    • Changes in Characters Practice Worksheet
    • Changes in Characters Creative Writing Homework
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our interactive Character Changes Lesson Plan helps students to identify the changes that take place with characters in a story, compare and contrast those changes, make inferences and predict behavior based on the changes to improve reading comprehension and critical thinking.

    Character Changes Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Character Changes
    • Character Changes Practice Worksheets
    • Character Changes Word Problem worksheet
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson discusses the interactions of characters, their relationships, and the changes occurring throughout a story.  The lesson also reviews the different types of characters in stories such as protagonists, antagonists, etc.  Students need to understand how these interactions can drive the story, and without interactions, the story remains flat and usually uninteresting.  The lesson may be used with other lessons related to characters in a story.

    Character Interactions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Character Interactions
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on creating Character Interactions
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to the different types of characters found in most stories or novels.  As students read, they will encounter different characters and should be able to recognize how each character type affects the outcome of the story.  The lesson does not require a character analysis but simply introduces the different types of characters to the students.  However, this lesson may also be used in conjunction with other character-related lessons.

    Character Types Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Character Types
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice identifying Character Types
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Characters Lesson Plan sharpens reading comprehension and analytical skills as students are equipped to describe characters from a story, including their actions, traits, and other significant details.  The interactive lesson taps into collaborative and experiential learning as students assign themselves a character while others in their group list their characteristics.  Build confidence as groups share their findings and supportive evidence with the class.

    Characters Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about understanding Characters and Personalities in Reading
    • Understanding Characters in class Activity
    • Characters Activity Worksheet
    • Describing Characters Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Introduce the concept of main and minor characters to young students with our Characters Lesson Plan.  This engaging lesson prepares students to identify the characters in the story, and tell the difference between the main character and other characters. Strengthen analytical skills as students identify at least one characteristic of a character.

    Characters Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about characters
    • Characters matching game
    • Identify the characters practice worksheet
    • Write a short story with 3 Characters Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Characters - Feelings Lesson Plan engages reading comprehension and analytical skills as students identify the feelings of a character from a story or book and match feelings with actions.  Generalize the concepts by demonstrating and practicing how students can tell how a person feels by the words they use.

    Characters – Feelings Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about characters
    • Identifying Feelings Matching Game
    • Circle the correct feeling practice worksheet
    • Write a sentence showing an action for each feeling homework assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in young students with our Characters - Predicting Actions Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to predict actions based on an image or reading content. The students will also be able to identify the information that helped them predict actions.

    Characters - Predicting Actions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about understanding characters and predicting their actions
    • Predicting Actions in class Activity
    • Predicting Actions Practice Worksheet
    • Predicting Actions Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Empower students on how to pick the right book for them with our Choosing a Book Lesson Plan.  Students will learn the steps to identify whether a book is at the independent, instructional, or frustrational level (referred to as “easy, just right, or too difficult in this lesson). Students will select a “just right” text by using the acronym PICK.

    Choosing a Book Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Choosing a Book.
    • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining the type of a book, the level, how to use the acronym PICK etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan will help develop critical thinking and analytical skills in young students as they explore the importance of comparing and contrasting, as well as the method to effectively compare similarities and contrast differences between two or more objects.  Using manipulatives and leveraging peer learning, students work in pairs to compare and contrast given objects.  Develop communication skills as students present their results to the group.

    Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparing and Contrasting.
    • Comparing and Contrasting Activity Worksheet
    • Comparing and Contrasting Practice Worksheet
    • Comparing and Contrasting Homework Worksheet
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan prepares students to compare and contrast characters, events, points of view, and other elements found in a story and in other reading content.  This lesson encourages peer discussion to spur brainstorming and allows the opportunity for students to draft an introductory paragraph and to make inferences from text.  Successful completion of this lesson develops reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and written expression.

    Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparing and Contrasting.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on comparing and contrasting characters, events, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Comparing Genres Lesson Plan enables students to identify, compare the key elements of, and synthesize different genres of literature.  Utilize anchor charts to interactively explore and explain key definitions and elements for the major genres of fiction and nonfiction.  Paired with an opportunity for peer learning, students engage in reading, discussing, and writing various fiction and nonfiction genres with a partner to expand their literary awareness.

    Comparing Genres Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparing Genres.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying, comparing genres by reading and discussing, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • In our Comparing Literature Lesson Plan, students will develop and strengthen analytical and critical thinking skills by analyzing two texts to compare and contrast them using Venn Diagrams.   Oral presentation of  information related to comparing literature allows students to share their observations, as well as deepen their understanding and communication skills.

    Comparing Literature Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparing Literature.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on determining how to analyze two texts to compare and contrast them using Venn Diagrams, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills in young students with our Comparing Similar Stories Lesson Plan.  In this lesson, students will identify and learn the steps of comparing similar stories. Strategies are solidified as students successfully identify similarities in stories after making comparisons.

    Comparing Similar Stories Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparing Similar Stories.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on determining the steps of comparing similar stories.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking skills in your student with our Comparing Written vs Video Lesson Plan.  Guided instruction demonstrates how to analyze books to their film adaptations to compare and contrast them.  Students are prepared to explore key elements, including setting, characters, and plot events of both the first chapter of a book and the first part of the corresponding film.

    Comparing Written vs Video Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparing Written vs Video.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on analyzing books to their film adaptations, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • In our concept Mapping Lesson Plan, students will identify a purpose for concept mapping in reading both literature and nonfiction texts. Students will use concept mapping to explore the relationship between characters in literature and to organize information in nonfiction text. Analytical skills are developed as students look for similarities and solidify their understanding of how using a concept map helps them to better understand the relationship.

    Concept Mapping Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Concept Mapping.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on determining how to use concept mapping to explore the relationship between characters, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
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    Engage reading comprehension skills with our Context Lesson Plan as students learn how to use context clues to define unknown words.  Solidify understanding and elevate awareness as students articulate the context clue that helped them define a new word withing the activities.

    Context Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Context.
    • Context Practice Worksheet
    • Context Homework Worksheet
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to critical thinking skills that will help them with the content they read.  More importantly, using critical thinking techniques will help them to make daily decisions, grasp difficult concepts, and reason logically.  Because of the easy access to media, the Internet, and other sources, students often believe they have minimal opportunities to think for themselves.  The lesson will guide students to think for themselves and not allow others to think for them.  It is an important and significant skill for students to possess and use today.

    Critical Thinking Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Critical Thinking
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice Critical Thinking
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Introduce students to debate with our Debating Lesson Plan.  This lesson prepares students to describe the debate process, follow rules of a debate, participate in a debate, and assess debate performances. Concluding the lesson with an opinion piece to use as a starting point for a future debate encourages continued development in the art of debate.

    Debating Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Debating.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on determining the definition of debate, describe the debate process, the rules, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Develop decoding skills and improve reading fluency with our Decoding Words Lesson Plan.  Students will be able to know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis in decoding new words.  Using 8th grade level words, students leverage peer learning to both pronounce and attempt to identify the meaning of the words.

    Decoding Words Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Decoding Words.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on learning how to read new words, how to pronounce them, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Identifying story events is a crucial skill for comprehension, retelling, summarizing, and synopsis. It will be a foundational skill that will be used for the rest of a student’s academic career for any literary text. In particular, understanding a problem and solution will provide students with a gateway to understanding various forms of conflict (character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. self, etc.) and the motivations of characters and the importance of setting.

    Describing Story Events Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Describing Story Events
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Describing Story Events
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson includes strategies to determine the theme of stories, fables, novels, and other types of text.  Many students read a piece of writing for the entertainment or informational value, but they often do not recognize or understand the theme of the piece.  Determining theme will allow students to bring more value to their reading choices, whether it’s a story, fable, article or another type of text.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to reading comprehension.

    Determining Theme Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Determining Themes
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Determining Themes
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Use our Dictionary and Thesaurus Lesson Plan to help students define and correctly use a dictionary and a thesaurus, both print and digital, as a resource for vocabulary development, written expression, and reading comprehension. Engaging students' creativity and humor, solidify the practical use of a dictionary and thesaurus, while building confidence as students share their stories with the class.

    Dictionary and Thesaurus Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Dictionary and Thesaurus.
    • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on the correct use of a dictionary and a thesaurus, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Introduce how to use a dictionary, both online and otherwise, and explain the benefits of using a dictionary with our hands-on Dictionary Use Lesson Plan, which is an excellent tool for developing written expression skills in young students.  Generalize understanding with practical application as students use a dictionary to learn about new words, pronounce words, discover additional uses for the same word, and recognize that some dictionaries include a thesaurus and other helpful tools. The concept of alphabetical order is also briefly reviewed. This versatile lesson plan can be used with online dictionaries or used in conjunction with other lessons related to the use of reference tools.

    Dictionary Use Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Dictionary Use.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on using the dictionary as a reference tool.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan introduces student to the life and contributions of Dr. Seuss.  Students are able to list facts about his life and explain his significance in history.  This engaging lesson includes the design of a poster advertisement to familiarize students with Dr. Seuss' books, as well as a group presentation of the created poster.

    Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Dr. Seuss.
    • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on identifying Dr. Seuss, list facts about his life, his books, etc.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!