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Family Fun – Lesson 11 – Magic E

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Spelling, Teaching Reading |

A simple dollar store item like this can make learning extra fun! Family Fun – Lesson 1 I can change vowel sounds in words by adding final e. Objective: To change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. (RF.K.3) Materials: scribble slate, magic wand. Procedures: Ask your child to spell “hop” on the scribble slate Tell her to place the “magic e wand” at the end of the word. Explain that this word no longer says “hop” but by adding the “magic” e at the end of the word, the word has changed to “hope”. When there is a final e, the...

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Family Fun – Lesson 10 – Writing Prompt for Book 2 Mike

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts |

For your child, deciding which favorite outdoor activity to write about will be the hardest part of this lesson! Family Fun – Lesson 10  I can write about my favorite outdoor activity. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Refer back to the story and name some of the things that Mike liked to do outdoors. Ask your child to write about her favorite outdoor activity. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use...

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Family Fun – Lesson 9 – Book 2 Mike

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading |

Oh no! This adventurous little boy needs to watch where he is going. To find out what happens, read this funny story. Family Fun – Lesson 9 I can read the story, “Mike.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Mike. (RF.K.4) Materials: Mike (Set 9, Book 2) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who is the main character? Where does this story take place? What season is it? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the...

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Family Fun – Lesson 8 – Decoding Words with Short and Long Vowels

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Vowels |

Your little baker will have fun using spoons and bowls, just like the baker in our new story Jane. Family Fun – Lesson 8 I can decode new words. Objective: To decode new words using the final e rule. (RF.K.3 Materials: plastic spoons, sharpie, two bowls, long and short vowel symbols Procedures: On the plastic spoons, write decodable words that have short and long vowel sounds using the vowels, a and i. Place the spoons in a basket. Label two bowls with the short and long vowel symbols. Your child will pull a spoon from the basket, read...

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Family Fun – Lesson 7 – Magic E

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Spelling, Teaching Reading, Vowels |

Magic wands are good for all sorts of things! They can even change vowel sounds!   Family Fun – Lesson 7  I can change vowel sounds in words by adding final e. Objective: To change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. (RF.K.3) Materials: magnetic letters, baking sheet, magic wand. Procedures: Ask your child to spell “kit” on the baking sheet with the magnetic letters. Tell her to place the “magic e wand” at the end of the word. Explain that this word no longer says “kit” but by adding the “magic” e at the end of the word,...

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Family Fun – Lesson 6 – Writing Prompt Book 1 Jane

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts |

Mmmmm. Who doesn’t love cake? In this journal entry, your child will write about his favorite kind of cake. Family Fun – Lesson 6  I can write about my favorite kind of cake. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the nice surprise that Jane was making for a family member. Then ask your child to write about his favorite kind of cake. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that he...

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Family Fun – Lesson 5 – Book 1 Jane

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary |

Whoops! Jane is baking a cake for Kate. But things don’t go as planned. To find out what went wrong, read this funny story!   Family Fun – Lesson 5 I can read the story, “Jane.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Jane. (RF.K.4) Materials: Jane (Set 15, Book 1) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who is the main character? What is her occupation? What is baking in the oven? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your...

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Family Fun – Lesson 4 – Final e Rule

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading |

Here is a fun way to help your child understand the final e rule. Family Fun – Lesson 4 I can change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. Objective: To change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. (RF.K.3) Materials: dry-erase board, marker, magic wand. Procedures: Create a magic wand or purchase one at a dollar store. Ask your child to spell cap on a dry-erase board. Tell her to place the “magic e wand” at the end of the word. Explain that this word no longer says “cap” but by adding the “magic” e at the end of the word,...

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Family Fun – Lesson 3 – Identify Sight Words

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading |

Writing in frosting is always fun! Especially when you get to lick your finger! Family Fun – Lesson 3 I can identify sight words. Objective: To identify sight words: out, from. (RF.K.3) Materials: frosting, sight word cards, dish Procedures: Place a thin layer of frosting on a dish. Tell your child she is going to learn two new sight words. Display the sight word “out” and read it to your child. Have your child trace “out” with her finger. Then she will copy the word by writing it in the frosting, saying each letter and then the word....

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Family Fun – Lesson 2 – Bake a Blend (spl, tw)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Blends, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary |

This phonics lesson is lots of fun but it just might make you hungry for cookies! Family Fun – Lesson 2 I can identify the “spl” and “tw” blends. Objective: To identify the “spl” and “tw” blends. (RF.K.1, RF.K.3) Materials: paper plates, cookie shapes, marker, spatula Procedures: Create cookie shapes and write decodable words using the two blends. Place the cookies face down on a cookie sheet. Write “spl” and “tw” on paper plates. Talk about the sounds these blends make. Give your child a spatula to flip over a cookie. She will read the...

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