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Dr. Seussís Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling

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Dr. Seussís Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Teaching Short-Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes

Through the contrast of short-vowel patterns and use of Dr. Seuss rhymes, students apply their knowledge of vowel sounds in reading and spelling new words.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 2  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 3

Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.

After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and create a story using these words.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 25

National Spelling Bee Finals are held this week.

Students discuss why certain contests get more publicity than others and what counts as "knowledge."

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 12

Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817.

Students make mental "snapshots" of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in Whole Language Classrooms

Laminack and Wood describe, in accessible and lively prose, both the theoretical foundations and the practical details of whole language classrooms.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Sound and Sense in Children's Picturebooks

Explores (from the point of view of the writer, a children's author) one aspect of learning about language that is present in the picture books he writes: the relation between sound and sense.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Taking a Sound Hike

Whether taking a sound hike at the mall, a near-by park, or on a family trip, ask children to notice the sounds they hear and then use sound words as they write their own books.

 

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