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Lesson Plans

 

Getting the ig in Pig: Helping Children Discover Onset and Rime

Students will need their language-building hard hats as they construct words using onset and rime, building vocabulary and phonics comprehension.

 

Student Interactives

 

Word Family Sort

Word Family Sort

This online activity helps students recognize word patterns by having them sort a series of words into short-vowel word families.

 

 

Phonics Through Literature: Learning About the Letter M

Students learn about phonics by focusing on the letter m and participating in an integrated array of activities, including reading, writing, mathematics, music, art, and technology.

 

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 
 

 

Literacy Centers: Getting Started

This lesson gives teachers resources and guidance to create reading, listening, computer, and poetry Literacy Centers in their own classrooms.

 

 

Letter Generator

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 
 

 

Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein’s “Sick”

Students select what they believe to be the most important word in a text that they have read and justify their choice using examples from the text.

 

 

Printing Press

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Supporting Students As They Read Independently

Supporting Students As They Read Independently

This guide includes basic theory and practice for supporting students reading independently, which is the last instructional context along the gradual release of responsibility.

 

Beyond Reading and Writing: Inquiry, Curriculum, and Multiple Ways of Knowing

Beyond Reading and Writing: Inquiry, Curriculum, and Multiple Ways of Knowing

The authors offer theory-into-practice techniques, insight into how such a curriculum actually worked on a day-to-day basis, suggestions on how educators can better support and understand their students, and, insights the authors gained by undertaking this inquiry.

 

 

Community Stories  

Karen Griffin

Helping Phonics Flower in the Elementary Classroom

Karen Griffin | Student Teacher | Morrison, TN

As a student teacher in a first-grade classroom, I struggled with ways to make phonics fun