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Under the Sea – Lesson 15 – Book 4 Flipper

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

If you love dolphins, this book is for you! Wait until you see all the tricks Flipper can do! Under the Sea – Lesson 15 I can read the story, “Flipper.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Flipper. (RF.K.4) Materials: Flipper (Set 14, Book 4) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who are the main characters? What is the setting of this story? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads,...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 14 – Blends and Digraphs

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Digraphs, Early Literacy, Letter Sounds, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Teaching blends and digraphs doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth! But sometimes pulling teeth can be fun, especially if you are pulling teeth from a shark! Under the Sea – Lesson 14 I can identify beginning sounds of blends and digraphs. Objective: To identify beginning blends and digraphs. (RF.K.3) Materials: poster board, white paper, foam board, tape, sharpie, tongs or tweezers. Procedures: Draw a large shark on the poster board and glue it to a sheet of foam board. Cut out triangles from the white paper to represent shark...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 13 – Acting Out Stories

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Let’s build fluency by putting on a show! Kid’s love this!! Under the Sea – Lesson 13  I can read and act out a story. Objective: To read and act out a story. (RF.K.4) Materials: construction paper, scissors, popsicle sticks, glue, book (The Bad Crab) Procedures: Have your child create stick puppets by drawing sea animals (crab, fish, octopus, turtle, dolphin, shark) on construction paper. He will glue each animal to a stick. Then he will put on a puppet show for you. If you do not have a small puppet theater, your child can...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 12 – Writing Prompt for Book 3 The Bad Crab

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

You don’t have to be a crab about today’s journal entry…because it’s fun to write about crabs! Under the Sea – Lesson 12 I can write about a crab. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Research crabs together online or using non-fiction books. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write facts about a crab. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words....

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Under the Sea – Lesson 11 – Book 3 The Bad Crab

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

What happens to a little crab who thinks it’s funny to pinch his friends? Read the story to find out who teaches this bully a lesson! Under the Sea – Lesson 11 I can read the story, “The Bad Crab.” Objective: To fluently read the story, The Bad Crab. (RF.K.4) Materials: The Bad Crab (Set 14, Book 3) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Where does this story take place? Who is the main character? How might this crab misbehave? Turn to the inside front cover to read and...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 10 – Spelling CVC Words

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Moveable Alphabet, Phonics, Set 14 Under the Sea, Spelling, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

  Here is a fun way to spell cvc words using clothespins! Under the Sea – Lesson 10 I can spell cvc words. Objective: To spell cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: colorful foam sheets, wiggly eyes, clip art, glue, clothespins, markers, basket. Procedures: Purchase foam sheets at a dollar store or a craft store. Cut the foam to make fish shapes. Glue a wiggly eye and a clip art picture of a decodable word on each fish. Write letters on clothespins. Your child will choose a fish and spell the word by clamping the clothespins to the top of...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 9 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

With a little imagination, a box can become a fishing boat. And decoding sentences becomes a lot more fun! Under the Sea – Lesson 9 I can read sentences. Objective: To read sentences. (RF.K.4) Materials: fish cut-outs, metal paper clips, marker, stick, string, magnet, blue plastic table cloth, box Procedures: Cut our several fish shapes and attach a paper clip. Write a sentence on each. Tie a string to a stick and a magnet to create a fishing pole. Create a pretend ocean bythe placing the blue table cloth on the floor. Set a box in the...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 8 – Writing Prompt for Book 2 Fishing

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 14 Under the Sea, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Who doesn’t like to tell a fish story? Today your child will use describing words to write about his favorite fish. Under the Sea – Lesson 8 I can write about a fish. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Research together different kinds of fish using non-fiction literature or online. Talk about the different colors and patterns on the fish. For this writing prompt, ask your child to describe a fish. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 7 – Book 2 Fishing

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Sight Words, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Dad and Bill are fishing. Will someone catch a fish? Read this story to find out! Under the Sea – Lesson 7 I can read the story, “Fishing.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Fishing. (RF.K.4) Materials: Fishing (Set 14, Book 2) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Where does this story take place? Who are the main characters? What are they doing? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 6 – Sight Words

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

If your child likes digging in sand, she is sure to love this lesson! Under the Sea – Lesson 6 I can read sight words. Objective: To read sight words. (RF.K.3) Materials: sand pail, shovel, clam shells, marker, silly objects Procedures: Fill a pail with sand. (or use a sandbox) Write sight words on clam shells. Bury the shells in the sand. For extra giggles, bury several small objects, such a toothbrush, fork, key, bar of soap, etc. It will remind your child how the family in the story dug up unusual items. Your child will dig for a...

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