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Teaching Short-Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes

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Teaching Short-Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three consecutive 30- to 35-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts


International Literacy Association


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