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At the Circus – Lesson 2 – Decoding Words

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Decoding words, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 17 At the Circus, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Playing games makes learning so much fun and adds joy to family time. At the Circus – Lesson 2 I can decode new words.   Objective: To decode new words. (RF.K.2) Materials: poster board, markers, clipart, scissors, glue, dice, animal crackers Procedures: Create a board game using a sheet of poster board and markers. Draw a train track and write a decodable word in each section. Glue circus clipart to decorate. Choose an animal cracker as a marker. You and your child will have a circus train race. Take turns rolling the dice and...

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At the Circus – Lesson 1 – Learning ou, ow, and oy

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decoding words, Diphthongs, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 17 At the Circus, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Here is a fun way to teach ou, ow and oy using “circus tickets.” At the Circus – Lesson 1 I can identify the sounds of diphthongs:  ou, ow, and oy. Objective: To identify diphthongs: ou, ow, and oy. (RF.K.2) Materials: three circus tents, diphthong cards, tickets Procedures: Explain to your child the sound of each diphthong. Draw or print out circus tent clipart and write a diphthong on each. Write words containing these sounds on tickets. Your child will read each word and match the ticket to the correct tent. Conclusion:...

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Set 17 At the Circus

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Verbs, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Step right up and get your ticket to the greatest show on earth. The Half-Pint Circus has come to town! With this set of six adorable decodable books, your child will learn the following skills. Sight words: were, some, down, could, should, would Other Skills: soft c, ight, ow, oy, ou, oo

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In the Meadow – Lesson 28 – What’s in Mole’s Hole?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Mole doesn’t see well and is wondering what’s hiding in his hole. Can your child help him using her sense of touch? In the Meadow – Lesson 28 I can match objects to their word.   Objective: To match objects to their word. (RF.K.3) Materials: empty cubed tissue box, small objects, word cards. Procedures: Place several small objects inside an empty tissue box. Write the words on cards. Your child will reach into the box and feel an object. She will guess what the object is by the way it feels. Then she may remove the...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 27 – Whack a Mole Sight Words

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Sight Words | 0 comments

What a fun lesson to go along with our new book, Mole. Your child is sure to enjoy practicing sight words with this silly game! In the Meadow – Lesson 27 I can rapidly  identify sight words.   Objective: To identify sight words: yellow, blue, four, find, now, they three, know (RF.K.3) Materials: clipart of 8 moles, marker, pool noodle, cutting blade, pencil Procedures: Print clipart of 8 moles on a sheet of paper. Write a sight word on each. Create a sledge hammer by cutting a four inch chunk of a pool noodle. Then pierce it with a...

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In the Meadow Lesson 26 Writing Prompt for Book 6 Mole

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Moles are not fun to have in your yard but they are fun to write about! In the Meadow Lesson 26 I can write about a mole. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Read a nonfiction book about moles or research moles together online. Ask your child to write facts about moles. 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 her sentence. Then she will illustrate her...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 25 – Book 6 Mole

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Oh no! Mole is lost and can’t find his way home. Will Toad be able to help him remember? Read this story to find out! In the Meadow – Lesson 25 I can  read the story, “Mole.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Mole. (RF.K.4) Materials: Mole (Set 16, Book 6) 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? Describe the mole. Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 24 – Decoding Words

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decoding words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Here is a clever way to use craft sticks for decoding words. In the Meadow – Lesson 24  I can read decodable words. Objective: To read decodable words. (RF.K.3) Materials: craft sticks, marker Procedures: Place two craft sticks together lengthwise and touching each other. Write a decodable word on the two sticks so that it covers both sticks. Continue with different words on sets of two sticks. Mix up the sticks and your child will build the craft stick “puzzles”. As each word is put together, he will read the word. Conclusion: Have...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 23 – Sight Word Writing in Birdseed

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tactile writing is very beneficial in learning sight words. Using birdseed is a fun and unique way to do tactile writing. And it goes along nicely with our Blue Jay book!   In the Meadow – Lesson 23 I can read sight words: now, find, know.   Objective: To read sight words: now, find, know (RF.K.3) Materials: tray, grass seed, sight word cards Procedures: Place a thin layer of grass seed on a tray. Tell your child she will learn three new sight words. Show her the sight word card “now”. Have her trace and name each letter and...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 22 – Mystery Picture

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Everyone loves a mystery! For this lesson, your child will decode sentences to reveal a mystery picture little by little!   In the Meadow – Lesson 22 I can decode sentences. Objective: To decode sentences. (RF.K.2) Materials: print-out of a bird nest, sticky note pads, marker, scissors Procedures: Print out a large picture of a bird nest or find a picture from and old magazine to tear out. Write twelve decodable sentences on the sticky notes. Cover the picture with the sticky notes. Your child will choose a sentence to read. Then he...

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