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English Language Arts Lessons

Reading, Writing, and Speaking about the Hudson River

From the Mountains to the Sea ELA lesson plan
The reading for "From the Mountains
to the Sea" lesson

These lessons allow teachers to integrate study of the Hudson into instruction in English Language Arts. The topics covered relate to content in other Hudson River Estuary Program lesson plans. For example, the article "The Atlantic Sturgeon of the Hudson River" may be assigned to students who are also working on the math skills lesson "On the Trail of the Hudson's Migratory Fish." While aimed at students in Grades 3 to 5, the readings vary somewhat in difficulty. Some of our lessons for Kindergarten to Grade 3 address similar content; see links below.

Readings in Hudson River Natural History

Students will practice English language arts skills by listening to or reading and then responding to short articles about Hudson River nature, science, and history.

Student Readings:

Readings in Hudson River Natural History Package

Teacher and student sections for all of the lessons above in one PDF file, paginated for back to back copying.

Water Cycle Reading and Writing

Students will read a story about a water molecule's journey through the water cycle and then write a similar story.

Water Cycle Reading and Writing Lesson Package

Teacher and student sections for this lesson in one PDF file, paginated for back to back copying


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