Integrating Technology in First-Grade

Creative Educator lesson plans can help you provide your first-grade students with an engaging and creative approach to content learning.

Students in 1st grade needs to build strong foundations for reading, writing, and numbers. You can use these creative ideas to help them practice these essential skills and build a love of learning.

Depending on your student's abilities, you may also want to explore kindergarten and second-grade lesson plans.


Amazing Animal Alliterations

Students will learn to create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.

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Adapt a Pattern Story

Students practice writing and illustrating as they create a page in your class's adaptation of their favorite pattern story.

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Five Senses Poetry

In this lesson, students write a five senses poem to share information about a favorite place or topic they are exploring.


Writing How To's

Students will write how-to stories about getting ready for school and publish them to use at home.

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Five-Star Book Reviews

In this lesson, students think of books they have enjoyed and why they liked them. Then, they create a book review on a card or 3D cube to help others choose books they will enjoy.

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My Favorite Relative

Students create a video that names their favorite relative and supports their opinion with reasons and examples.

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Persuade for a Pet

Students write a persuasive letter to convince their parents or teacher to get a new pet.

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Seeing Shapes

Students learn about 2-dimensional shapes and create a class book identifying these shapes around their school.

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Simple Surveys and Great Graphs

Students create and complete surveys, graph the data and share the results with an audience outside the classroom.

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Plan a Class Party

Students practice math skills, organization, and teamwork as they work as a class to plan and deliver a class party.

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Students compose images from shapes, describe their composition, and create their own version of the book, The Shape of Things.

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Tangram Tales

Students solve tangram puzzles and then create a new shape using the shapes in the Tangram square and tell its story.

Magical Metamorphosis  Butterfly Life Cycle Stories

Magical Metamorphosis

Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly as they write and illustrate stories that show the stages of a butterfly’s metamorphosis.

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Fantastic Field Guides

In this lesson, students explore the plant and animal species where they live and design their own field guide to teach others about the species in this habitat.

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Fashion a Family Flag

In this lesson, students explore symbols in the world around them and create a flag that represents the characteristics and values of their family.

US Symbol Stories

US Symbol Stories

In this lesson, students tell the story of a US symbol from it’s perspective.

Lesson Plan: A Tour of Our Classroom

A Tour of Our Classroom

In this lesson, students apply their knowledge of locations and rules to create a tour of the classroom.

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Internet Safety Poster

In this lesson, students create a poster promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.

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Me: A Visual Essay

Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.

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