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The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
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October 22, 2015
A wonderful lesson from one of my former teachers! I am so thrilled to find this!
July 04, 2011
The lesson is awesome and all of the activities foster literacy. The one comment I would make that tagging this lesson as a Phonics lesson is a little misleading. In all of your information, including the activities themselves, Phonics seems to play a minor role rather than a major role. Although similar, Phonemic Awareness is not Phonics. Most assuradely the children are using their Phonics skills to decode the story; I wouldn't necessarily change the lesson, I might just change the tags.
January 16, 2011
I loved your idea of having the children create their own color word cards for the Go Away, Big Green Monster Literacy Center. I used to make dozens of decks of cards for children when I taught Spanish but it always seemed that I was learning more than they were. When I switched to having them make the cards it was amazing how much more they retained.
I hope you don't mind but I have added a link to this article on my Go Away Big Green Monster Unit Study page.
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