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Grade K-5 Differentiated Instruction Lessons
(all lessons are in PDF format unless otherwise noted)

Lesson Title Grade Level & Content Created By School District
Money Concepts Elem SPED Paula Sanderson Sanborn Central
Word Families SPED Grade 1 Arla Runyon/Tracey Endorf Mitchell
End Punctuation Marks SPED Grade 1 Arla Runyon/Tracey Endorf Mitchell
Introducing & Exploring Teddy Bear Counters to Sort and Match Colors Preschool Math Trish Bruening Ethan
Pattern Making Preschool Math Trish Bruening Ethan
Fine-Motor; Pencil Grip Begindergarten Meghan Moody Mitchell
Getting Familiar With the ABC's Begindergarten Meghan Moody Mitchell
Layered Letter Learning (Tiered Lesson) Preschool/Kindergarten Reading Deb Swanson Chamberlain

Reciting Nursery Rhymes

Preschool/Kindergarten Language Arts Deb Swanson Chamberlain
Pattern Making Kindergarten Math Kristy Rehorst Mitchell
Dudley Duck Kindergarten Phonics Kristy Rehorst Mitchell
Willy Worm Kindergarten Phonics Stacey Hofer Mitchell
Apple Patterns Kindergarten Algebra Stacey Hofer Mitchell
Pippi Pig Kindergarten Phonics Nancy Noess Mitchell
Pattern Mania Kindergarten Math Nancy Noess Mitchell
Sounds Like "M" Kindergarten Phonics Amy Baukus Chamberlain
Letters Tiered Activities Kindergarten Letters Amy Baukus Chamberlain

Environmental Print

Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Julie Woodruff Chamberlain
Identifying Colors Jig Saw Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Julie Woodruff Chamberlain
Jonas the Jumping "J" Kindergarten Phonics Virginia Mitchell Ethan
Numbers 0-5 Recognition
(Layered Curriculum)
Kindergarten Math Dawn Weiss Mt Vernon
Sequencing Numbers 1-5
(Layered Curriculum)
Kindergarten Math Dawn Weiss Mt Vernon

Number Sense (Layered Curriculum)

Kindergarten Math Beth Sampson Mt Vernon
 

Grouping For Division

Grade 3 Math Kris Malloy Parkston

Fishing For Sums

Grade 3 Math Kris Malloy Parkston

Sweet Subtraction

Grade 3 Math Kris Malloy Parkston
Fun With Fractions Grade 3 Math Kris Malloy Parkston
Letters to Munch On Grade 1 Phonics Cherie Petry Wagner
Commuting We Will Go Grade 1 Math Cherie Petry Wagner
Exploring 3 Dimensional Shapes Grade 1 Math TerriAnn Murray Mitchell
How Many? Greater Than/Less Than Grade 1 Math TerriAnn Murray Mitchell
Application of Measurement Concepts in Time Grade 1 Math Linda Doescher Mitchell
Making Money Sense Grade 1 Math Linda Doescher Mitchell
"L" Blends - Making Words Grade 1 Phonics Linda Andersen Ethan
Spelling Words With Short Vowels Grade 1 Spelling Linda Andersen Ethan
Goods and Services (Tiered Lesson) Grade 1 Social Studies Connie Dammann Mt Vernon
Maps (Tiered Lesson) Grade 1 Social Studies Connie Dammann Mt Vernon
Timelines Grade 1 Social Studies Judy Swanson Chamberlain
Calendar Think-Tac-Toe Grade 1 Math Judy Swanson Chamberlain
Spelling Tic Tac Toe Grade 1 Spelling Holly Evans Chamberlain
Plants Grade 1 Science Holly Evans Chamberlain
 
Counting Coins Grade 2 Math Michele Fleer Yankton

Author Study Groups

Grade 2 Reading Michele Fleer Yankton
Cinderella Grade 2 Reading Pat Cassutt Mitchell

Analog & Digital Time (Layered Curriculum)

Grade 2 Math Pat Cassutt Mitchell
Past to Present Grade 2 Social Studies Barb Ewing Mitchell
The Greedy Triangle (book by Marilyn Burns) Grade 2 Math Barb Ewing Mitchell
Landforms Grade 2 Social Studies Renae Bouza Yankton
Variant Tales (Layered Curriculum) Grade 2 Reading Renae Bouza Yankton
Comparing Numbers Grade 2 Math Joan Pfaff Mitchell
Counting Money Grade 2 Math Joan Pfaff Mitchell
Predicting Outcomes Grade 2 Reading Nancy Boyd Mitchell
Compare & Contrast Grade 2 Reading Nancy Boyd Mitchell
Time to 5 Minutes Grade 2 Math Karen Lunn Mitchell
- - - Grade 2 Karen Lunn Mitchell
Time to 5 Minutes Grade 2 Math Cathy VerSteeg Mitchell
Dollars and Cents Grade 2 Math Cathy VerSteeg Mitchell
Think, Pair, Share Grade 2 Math Joleen Mueller Mt Vernon
Working With Coins Grade 2 Math Joleen Mueller Mt Vernon

Place Value

Grades 2 & 3 Math Judy Brisbine &
Renee Hurley
Wessington Springs

Bats

Grades 2 & 3 Science Judy Brisbine &
Renee Hurley
Wessington Springs

Subtraction Think Tac Toe

Grade 2 Math Kim Phillips Chamberlain
City Planners
(understanding communities & understanding area/perimeter)
Grade 2 Math & Social Studies Kim Phillips Chamberlain
Life Long Ago Grade 2 Social Studies Deb Ryks Ethan
Counting Money Grade 2 Math Deb Ryks Ethan
 
FLoating Home Grade 3 - Reading Amy Van Ravenswaay Wagner
The Pinata Maker Grade 3 - Reading Amy Van Ravenswaay Wagner
Understanding multiplication and division with fact families Grade 3 - math Holly Blum Platte
James and the Giant Peach Grade 3 - Language Arts Holly Blum Platte
Changing the Way People Live Grade 3 - Social Studies Jamie Kuhlman Wagner
Two Bad Ants Grade 3 - Language Arts Jamie Kuhlman Wagner
What Can We Do With The 5 Senses? K-3 Science
(colony setting)
Teresa Neuman Platte
Missouri Homestead (RAFT Assignment) Grade 3 Language Arts Teresa Neuman Platte
Understanding Place Value Grade 3 Math Sue Kemnitz Platte
Presidents (RAFT Assignment) Grade 3 Social Studies Sue Kemnitz Platte
Leah's Pony Grade 3 Reading Lorie Kurtenbach Wagner
Thunder Cake Grade 3 Reading Lorie Kurtenbach Wagner
Comparing & Ordering Numbers Grade 3 Math Jodi Wilson Mitchell

Multiplication

Grade 3 Math Jodi Wilson Mitchell
Identifying Place Value to Hundreds Grade 3 Math Kelsey VanOverschelde Ethan
Charlotte's Web (Layered Curriculum) Grade 3 Reading Kelsey VanOverschelde Ethan
Roles of City Boards (in Mitchell) Grade 3 Social Studies Wendi Schnabel Mitchell
The Keeping Quilt Reading Task Cards Grade 3 Reading Wendi Schnabel Mitchell
Harriet Tubman Grade 3 Reading    
Graphing Points on a Coordinate Grid Grade 3 Math Pat Klumb Ethan
Habitats Grade 3 Social Studies & Science Bev Hoefert Mt Vernon
Base Words, Prefixes, Suffixes Grade 3 Reading Bev Hoefert Mt Vernon

Prefixes and Suffixes
(for students with learning disabilities)

Grades 3 Reading Beth Sampson Mt Vernon

Sarah Plain and Tall

Grades 3 Reading Beth Sampson Mt Vernon
       
       
       
 
The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk Grade 4 Reading Lorene Burma Wessington Springs
The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
( Tiered Version
)
Grade 4 Reading Lorene Burma Wessington Springs

Literature Circles

Grade 4 Reading Carrie Oakley Parkston
Understanding the Earth's Place
in the Solar System
Grade 4 Science Carrie Oakley Parkston
Bunnicula- A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
(figurative language)
Grade 4 Reading Carrie Oakley Parkston
Extra Extra Read All About It Grade 4 Reading Carrie Oakley Parkston

Biography Tic Tac Toe
(Layered Curriculum)

Grades 4-5 Reading Beth Sampson Mt Vernon
Hurricanes and Tornadoes Grade 4 Science Mandy Frank Kimball

Personal Topic Research Presentation

Grade 4 Reading Mandy Frank Kimball
A Reading/Writing Workshop
(create story from perspective of . . .)
Grade 4 Reading Mandy Frank Kimball
Word Wrap Grade 4 Spelling Mandy Frank Kimball
What is the Distance & Circumference?
(Tiered groups)
Grade 4 Math Ann Olson Wessington Springs

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Grade 4 Language Arts Ann Olson Wessington Springs
Capacity Grade 4 math Melanie Sondgeroth Platte
Northeast Region (RAFT Assignment) Grade 4 Social Studies Melanie Sondgeroth Platte
Graphic Organizers for Descriptive Paragraphs Grade 4 Writing Janelle Hearnen Mitchell

Three Branches of Government

  • Lesson Plan
  • RAFT Handout
Grade 4 Social Studies Janelle Hearnen Mitchell

Notable South Dakotans

Grade 4 Social Studies Kris Borgan Mitchell

A Body System Readers Theater

Grade 4 Science & Reading Kris Borgan Mitchell

The Yanomai: Deep in the Amazon

Grade 4 Reading Viola Fritza Mt Vernon
Thomas Edison Grade 4 Reading Virginia Mitchell Ethan

Charlotte's Web (Layered Curriculum)

Grade 4 Reading Debra Ford Chamberlain
Spelling Tic Tac Toe (3 versions) Grade 4 Spelling Debra Ford Chamberlain
Southwest Region (R.A.F.T.S.) Grade 4 Social Studies Stacey Hosman Mt Vernon
Charlotte's Web (Layered Curriculum) Grade 4 Social Studies Stacey Hosman Mt Vernon
 
Classes of Vertebrates Grade 5 Science Pat Klumb Ethan
Walk Two Moons Grade 5 Reading Jill Fathke Wagner
The Whipping Boy Grade 5 Reading Jill Fathke Wagner
Indians of North American and Central America From Long Ago Grade 5 Social Studies Karen Westerman Mitchell

Data & Graphs

Grade 5 Math Karen Westerman Mitchell
It's a Fact! Grade 5 Math Lisa Opsahl Yankton

Revolutionary Times in America

Grade 5 Social Studies Lisa Opsahl Yankton
Mr. Peabody's Apple Grade 5 Reading/Lang. Arts Luke Norden Mitchell
The Islander Grade 5 Reading/Lang. Arts Luke Norden Mitchell
Data Analysis Grade 5 Math Jolene Thompson Mitchell
Ecology Grade 5 Reading & Science Jolene Thompson Mitchell
Northwest Coast Indians Grade 5 Social Studies Stacie Heesch Mitchell
Plains Indians Unit Grade 5 Social Studies Stacie Heesch Mitchell

Message For a Spy

Grade 5 Reading Connie McLaughlin Wessington Springs
As Long As Grass Should Grow and Water Flow Grade 5 Readin/Lang. Arts Walt Moody Mitchell
Customary Length Grade 5 Math Walt Moody Mitchell

Travel the World

Grade 5 Language Arts Lori Evenson Yankton

Figurative Language

Grade 5 Lori Evenson Yankton
Measuring Wingspans Grade 5 Math Lesley Bartscher Ethan
Learning About the First Americans Grade 5 Social Studies Lesley Bartscher Ethan
Night of the Twister (Layered Curriculum) Grade 5 Reading Elaine Titze Mt Vernon
Tornado (Layered Curriculum) Grade 5 Reading Elaine Titze Mt Vernon

 

 

 

 

     
     
 
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