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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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Under the Sea – Lesson 5 – CVC Words

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Blends, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Opening paper clam shells is a fun way to practice reading CVC words. Under the Sea – Lesson 5 I can read cvc words. Objective: To read cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: construction paper, markers, scissors, clipart Procedures: Fold construction paper in half. On the fold, draw clam shapes and cut them out. On the outside of each clam, write a decodable word. On the inside of the shell, glue a clipart picture of the word. Your child will read the word and then open the shell to see if the picture matches the word he read. Conclusion: Ask...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 4 – Writing Prompt for Book 1 Digging for Clams

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Today your child will use her imagination to write about her own clam digging adventure! Under the Sea – Lesson 4 I can write about something I might dig up in the sand. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the things that the family dug up when they were digging for clams. Ask your child to pretend she is digging for clams and to write about an object that she dug up. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 3 – Book 1 Digging for Clams

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Sight Words, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

The Half-Pint family is digging for clams. But instead of clams, they find some unusual things. What did they find? Read this story to find out! Lesson 3 I can read the story, “Digging for Clams.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Digging for Clams. (RF.K.4) Materials: Digging for Clams (Set 14, Book 1) 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....

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Under the Sea – Lesson 2 – Sight Words

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Set 14 Under the Sea, Sight Words, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Writing in sand helps children remember skills better than just writing on paper. DIY sand trays save you money, too! Under the Sea – Lesson 2 I can read sight words. Objective: To read sight words: then, was, when, help. (RF.K.3) Materials: sight word cards, sand, tray Procedures: Place a thin layer of sand on a tray. Tell your child she is going to learn four new sight words. Display the sight word ‘then’ and read it to your child. Have your child trace ‘then’ with her finger. Then she will copy the word by writing it in the sand,...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 1 – Beginning Sounds

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Digraphs, Early Literacy, Letter Games, Letter Sounds, Phonics, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Who likes to go deep sea fishing? Here is a fun “fishing” lesson to practice beginning sounds, including letters and blends. Under the Sea – Lesson 1 I can identify letters and sounds. Objective: To identify sounds. (RF.K.1, RF.K.3) Materials: bin, water, blue food coloring, ocean animals, shells, foam sea animal shapes, marker, plastic straw, small net Procedures: Purchase foam sea animal shapes at a craft store or make your own. Write letters and blends on each. Create an ocean sensory bin with blue water. Add small rubber...

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Half-Pint Readers – Set 14 Under the Sea

Posted by on Sep 12, 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

Grab your snorkeling gear! We are diving under the sea to meet some funny Half-Pint ocean animals. In this set of book, new skills your child will learn are: Blends: br Sight Words: then, was, when, help  ...

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