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Under the Sea – Lesson 24 – Writing Prompt for Book 6 Stubs

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

It’s always fun to find a treasure. So that’s what today’s writing prompt is about! Under the Sea – Lesson 24 I can write about a treasure. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about different kinds of treasures that pirates hid and how they made maps to find them again. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write about what he would like to find if he dug up a treasure chest. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 23 – Book 6 Stubs

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Arrrgh! Shiver me timbers! Will this little pirate, Stubs, find the hidden treasure? Read this story to find out! Under the Sea – Lesson 23 I can read the story, “Stubs.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Stubs. (RF.K.4) Materials: Stubs (Set14, Book 6) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Describe the setting. Who is the main character? What might the pirate be doing? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 22 – Decoding Real and Nonsense Words

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Nonsense Words, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Decoding words is lots of fun when you get to find them in an “under the sea” sensory jar! Under the Sea – Lesson 22  I can decode real and nonsense words. Objective: To decode real and nonsense words. (RF.K.2) Materials: clear plastic jar, blue food coloring, sea shells, marker, small, plastic ocean animals. Procedures: Fill a jar plastic jar with water and add a few drops of blue food coloring. Write real and nonsense words on the shells. Place the shells in the bottle. Add ocean animals, glitter, etc. to make a sensory...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 21 – Word Family Sort

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Word Families | 0 comments

This lesson combines reading, recycling and physical exercise! You can’t beat that!! Under the Sea – Lesson 21 – Word Family Sort I can identify word families. Objective: To identify word families. (RF.K.2) Materials: recycled items such as paper, plastic lids, empty drink boxes, four baskets or bins, index cards, sharpie Procedures: Label four baskets with word families such as, _eck, _est, _ash, and _ack. On each recycled item, write a cvc word from the word families. (Examples: deck, neck, peck, check, best, west, chest,...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 20 – Writing Prompt for Book 5 Flap

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Litter hurts not only people but animals as well. This is a great writing prompt to remind your child to never litter. Under the Sea – Lesson 20  I can write about how litter is harmful. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about how litter hurt Flap in the story. Discuss other animals that are harmed by littler. Ask your child to write about how litter hurts our environment. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 19 – Book 5 Flap

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Oh no! Flap, the sea gull, is in trouble. Who will save the day? Read this story to find out! Under the Sea – Lesson 19 I can read the story, “Flap.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Flap. (RF.K.4) Materials: Flap (Set 14, Book 5) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who is the main character? What kind of bird is Flap? Describe the setting. 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 18 – Beach Ball Sight Word Game

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

With this beach ball activity, your child can do an even better trick than Flipper…read sight words! Under the Sea – Lesson 18 I can read sight words. Objective: To read sight words. (RF.K.3) Materials: beach ball, sharpie Procedures: Write the newer sight words on the spaces of a beach ball or ones that are challenging for your child. You and your child will hit the ball back and forth trying to keep it in the air. If someone lets the ball fall to the ground, they must pick it up and read all of the sight words on the ball....

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Under the Sea – Lesson 17 – Vowel Sound Game

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Vowels | 0 comments

Hula Hoops aren’t just for the beach! They can be used for all kinds of games such as this fun vowel activity. Under the Sea – Lesson 17 I can identify vowel sounds. Objective: To identify vowel sounds. (RF.K.3) Materials: five hula hoops, five dolphin cut-outs, marker, ocean songs, cvc word cards Procedures: Place the hula hoops on the ground. Write a vowel on each dolphin and place one in the middle of each hoop. Get the whole family to play. Find ocean songs for children on YouTube. Start the music and every one will “swim”...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 16 – Writing Prompt for Book 4 Flipper

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

What fun it is to watch dolphins perform! Today your child will write about her favorite dolphin trick. Under the Sea – Lesson 16 I can write about a dolphin trick. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the different tricks that Flipper performed in the story. Ask your child to write about his favorite trick. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that he hears in words. Write the real...

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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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