Kindergarten and Primary English Language Arts Lesson Plans 85 to 200
Box - In this lesson, students can see and touch items that represent
the words they have been learning.
Story in Sequence - Remembering the order in which events happen is
a large part of any story. In the following lesson, students will be challenged
to make pictures that show the events of their own stories.
My Feelings - A reading and writing lesson for individual small group
instruction where students use personal experiences to describe five different
Nouns - Given a sentence, the students will correctly locate and circle
a proper noun that is not .
Comprehension - The students will make predictions based on the book's
illustrations and portions of the stories.
to Teach - Students will write a three page paper on a topic of their
Round-Up - Most kids are familiar with Alpha-bits cereal. In this
lesson, students actually get to play with their food, while learning
to spell. Spelling never tasted so good!
Bag Nouns - The following lesson incorporates movement with learning.
Students strive to remember and name the different types of nouns depending
on which space their bean bag lands on.
Spelling - Bendaroo's are almost like a pipe cleaner, but waxy and
sticky. This would be a good lesson for the beginning of the year.
Relay - This spelling relay is a great activity that will get students
up and moving as they review their spelling words within a friendly competition.
Blends - As students progress and become more confident with consonants,
they will begin blending them together. This lesson will bring their attention
to which consonants make up the blends within the new words they have
Everywhere - To use sensory details to write sentences about things
students have experienced.
Bee Vowels - By participating in the following activity, students
will begin to recognize the letters that make the short vowel sounds they
have been hearing and saying in class.
Chicka Boom Boom - The student will be able to use flannel board pieces
to re-tell the story of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Soup with Rice - "I told you once, I told you twice, all seasons of
the year are nice for eating Chicken Soup with Rice." Kids love poetry,
and they will enjoy learning the poems in this book throughout the year.
with a Chance of Meatballs - In this activity, students imagine what
they would like to have fall from the sky every day and describe what
happens when too much of it falls at once.
Writing - This lesson introduces children to the writing process through
collaborative writing. After listening to a recording of jungle sounds
and reading Where The Wild Things Are, students will develop a jungle
story of their own.
Word Train - What do you get when you combine the words "box" and
"car"? A compound word train, of course! Students will work together to
create compound words by using the boxcars they have made.
or Incorrect Flag - Capitalization and punctuation are the subjects
of the following lesson. Students will be asked to recall what they have
learned when they are shown sentences that are written both correctly
Potato Words - The student will be able to name the definition that
matches a given word.
Syllables - The following activity is an excellent way to learn the
concept of syllables, by helping students visualize the structure of words.
It's also a great way of burning saved up energy!
and Twirl Spelling - Why be boring? This lesson will help students
get rid of some pent up energy by incorporating physical activity and
friendly competition into their usual spelling lesson!
a Class Book - Students will cherish the memories of their school
days for years to come, after this class project!
Verbs - Get ready for Mime Time! Students will take turns pantomiming
verbs in the following lesson. Can their "mirror" keep up?
Bag Report - This book report uses the paper bag as part of the report.
Students draw scenes from the book on each side of the paper bag and use
them to give a presentation about their book.
Challenge - This game challenges students to plan ahead and to try
to make the most words with their team. This activity encourages more
advanced reading and spelling students to help those who are struggling.
The whole team works together to be successful.
Vocabulary Review - The student will be able to make a study book
by drawing pictures that match the vocabulary words that are listed.
of Word Families - Students will have a lot to digest as they filling
their plates with word families. This activity helps students see the
similarities between words. Many of the Dr. Seuss' books are a great way
to introduce students to word families.
Missing Words - Who better to grab students' attention with phonetic
word patterns, than Dr. Seuss? This lesson will help students begin to
recognize patterns so that they can better predict the words in a rhyming
Word Relay - It's time to rhyme! Students will enjoy this fast-paced
challenge to come up with more rhyming words than the opposing teams.
Hunt - Listening for phonic sounds and recognizing which letters make
them is important for developing students' language and literary skills.
This lesson encourages students to think about how phonics is used in
Word Bingo - The student will be able to match words written on the
Bingo sheet with words shown by the teacher.
Word Go Fish - Don't see any sight words? Go FISH! The following lesson
will play a big part in developing students' visual and language skills
by helping them memorize sight words.
Dominoes - This is a non-competitive game that can be played by the
whole class. It is played with pictures instead of words, so even beginning
readers can play.
Board - Who doesn't like building blocks? Students will be eager to
get their hands on these paper bricks to arrange them into different spelling
words and shapes.
Up or Sit Down - This is a great activity that will not only allow
students to practice picking out the vowels and consonants in words, but
they also get to move!
Alphabet - The student will be able to add items that start with the
correct sound to a cut out of that letter.
Charades - This will be a great way for students to burn off some
energy, while learning their vocabulary words. Students are encouraged
to work together and think of actions that will convey the meaning of
Posters - The student will be able to cut pictures out of magazines
and newspapers that match the vowel sound on the poster.
Letters - The following letter recognition activity will give students
a better understanding of which uppercase and lowercase letters belong
together. It also helps them practice beginning sounds.
My Match? - This lesson will have students thinking about the versatility
of vowels by recognizing and acknowledging the long and short sounds they
a letter to a friend - This is a lesson based on the book, My Friend
Bear, by Jez Alborough. Each student writes a letter to a friend describing
the strengths of the friendship.