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At the Beach – Lesson 2 – Shaving Cream Sight Words

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Set 13 At the Beach, Sight Words, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Tactile writing in shaving cream is a fun way to practice new sight words. At the Beach – Lesson 2 I can read sight words. (play, this) Objective: To identify sight words: play, this. (RF.K.3) Materials: sight word cards, shaving cream, smooth surface Procedures: Tell your child he is going to learn two new sight words (play, this). Display the sight word cards. Have your child read each sight word and trace them with his finger. Place a glob of shaving cream on a table or tray. You can add a drop of blue food coloring to tint the...

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At the Beach – Lesson 1 – Creating a Word Web

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Readinesss, Set 13 At the Beach, Spelling, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Creating a word web is a good way to begin a new thematic unit. It show prior knowledge while incorporating phonics skills and vocabulary words. Have fun with your beach word web! At the Beach – Lesson 1 I can create a word web. Objective: To create a word web. (L.K.2) Materials: paper, marker Procedures: Discuss how the theme for Set 13 books is about the beach. Explain to your child that he will help you create a word web. Draw a circle in the middle of the paper and write “Beach” inside the circle. Ask your child for words that are...

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Half-Pint Readers Set 13 At the Beach

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 13 At the Beach, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Surfs Up! Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen and get ready for a fun Half-Pint vacation at the beach! Are we there yet? In this set of books your child will learn the following skills: Blends: cr, sk, gr, sp Sight Words: play, this Word Endings: _er, _y Other Skills: _ill,...

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Wild West – Lesson 26 – Decoding CVC Words

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Decoding cvc words is more exciting when you get to make a lizard catch a bug! Wild West – Lesson 26 I can read cvc words. Objective: To read cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: bug cut-outs, marker, stick, toy lizard, gum band, masking tape Procedures: Print clipart of bugs on cardstock paper. Write a cvc word on the back each bug. Fasten a lizard to a stick using a gum band. Roll a piece of masking tape and attach it to the lizard. Spread the bugs on the floor. Your child will make the lizard “catch” a bug by touching it with the masking...

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Wild West – Lesson 25 – Sight Word Lizard Fun

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Practicing sight words is lots of fun when you get to help a lizard find bugs in the sand. This lesson is a cute follow-up to our decodable book, Liz. Wild West – Lesson 25 I can read sight words. Objective: To fluently read sight words. (RF.K.3) Materials: bin, sand, sharpie, plastic bugs, lizard shaped cut-outs. Procedures: Purchase a few bags of plastic bugs at the dollar store. Use a sharpie to write a sight word on each bug. Cut out lizard shapes from green construction paper. Write a sight word on each. Create a sensory bin with...

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Wild West – Lesson 24 – Writing Prompt for Book 6 Liz

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Your child is sure to find lots of fun facts to write about a lizard! Have fun researching! Wild West – Lesson 24 I can write about a lizard. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Research lizards online with your child or read some non-fiction books to her about lizards. Have her write facts about lizards. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words. Write the real words under...

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Wild West – Lesson 23 – Book 6 Liz

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Liz is a very smart little lizard! To find out just how smart she is, you will have to read the story. Wild West – Lesson 23 I can read the story, “Liz.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Liz. (RF.K.4) Materials: Liz (Set 12, Book 6) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Describe the setting. What kind of animal is on the cover? Why might her name be Liz? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your...

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Wild West – Lesson 22 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Adding a few toy horses to a decoding lesson makes it more enticing. The simplest things can bring joy to learning! Wild West – Lesson 22 I can read and answer yes and no questions. Objective: To read and answer yes and no questions. (RF.K.4) Materials: toy horses, yes and no cards, questions strips. Procedures: Write decodable questions on sentence strips such as “Can a kid do tricks?” “Will a ball nap?” Place a yes sign and a no sign beside two toy horses. Your child will choose a sentence strip, read the question and place it by the...

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Wild West – Lesson 21 – Decoding CVC Words

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Let the rodeo fun begin with this reading lesson! Wild West – Lesson 21 I can decode cvc words. Objective: To decode cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: tickets, clipart, hula hoop, stick pony, horse shoe toss, ring toss, bowling, etc. Procedures: Write decodable words on tickets. Then print and cut out clipart for each picture. Set up a “rodeo” with stations such as hula hoop, riding a stick pony, horse shoe toss, ring toss, knocking over plastic cups, etc. Place a clipart picture at each activity. Give your child “tickets” for the rodeo...

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Wild West – Lesson 20 – Writing Prompt for Book 5 The Best Tricks

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 12 Wild West Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

For this journal entry, your child will write about her favorite rodeo trick. Wild West – Lesson 20 I can write about rodeo tricks. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the various types of tricks that took place at the rodeo. Research online other types of rodeo tricks. Ask your child to write about her favorite rodeo trick. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in...

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