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The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions
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Maureen Gerard

Maureen Gerard

Phoenix, Arizona


International Literacy Association


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards

Students create their own monster trading cards using "powerful," vivid language to describe their creatures.


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Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language


Using Construct-a-Word, students learn letter-sound correspondence by combining a beginning letter or blend to a word ending to create words.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Choral Reading

During choral reading, students read together orally. Repeated, supported reading helps students read with greater expression and read unfamiliar words with greater ease.


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