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Gingerbread Phonics

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Gingerbread Phonics

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 15- to 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Martha Cheney

Huson, Montana

Jennifer Prior, Ph.D.

Jennifer Prior, Ph.D.

Flagstaff, Arizona


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

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  • The Gingerbread Man (any version)

  • Black marking pens

  • Computers with Internet access

  • Pocket chart

  • Sentence strips

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Picture Match

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Picture Match

Picture Match is a matching game that reinforces the concept of beginning-letter and short- and long-vowel sounds.


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1. Obtain your favorite version of the story The Gingerbread Man from the library.

2. Print the refrain from the story on sentence strips, one line per strip.
Run, run, as fast as you can.

You can't catch me,

I'm the gingerbread man.
3. Reserve time in the computer lab.

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