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Family Fun – Lesson 29 – Book 6 Jake’s Big Day

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Jake is turning five years old. What could he be getting for his birthday? Read this lovable story to find out. Family Fun – Lesson 29 I can read, “Jake’s Big Day.”   Objective: To fluently read the story, Jakes’s Big Day. (RF.K.4) Materials: Jake’s Big Day (Set 15, Book 6) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Describe the setting. What is the special event? Look for a clue to find out the birthday boy’s age. Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the...

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Family Fun – Lesson 28 – Decoding Words Ending in “ay”

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Spelling, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Help this hungry puppy decode new words that end with “ay”. Family Fun – Lesson 28 I can decode words ending in “ay”. Objective: To decode words ending in ay. (RF.K.3) Materials: Stuffed toy dog, bone shaped cut-outs, marker, bowl Procedures: Cut out several dog bone shapes. Write decodable words that end in “ay” on the bones. Place them in a basket. Teach your child the sound of “ay”. Have your child practice writing several words that end with ay on a chalkboard. Place a bowl in front of the stuffed dog. Give your child...

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Family Fun – Lesson 27 – Dog Bone Rhymes

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Reading Games, Rhyming, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Here is a fun rhyming lesson to go along with our new story, Steve and Pete. Family Fun – Lesson 27 I can match words that rhyme. Objective: To match words that rhyme. (RF.K.2) Materials: dog bone shaped cut-outs, marker Procedures: Cut out bone shapes. On the ends of the bones, write words that rhyme. Then cut the bone in the middle to form a puzzle. Spread the words on the table. Your child will chose a bone half and match it the other half that rhymes. Continue until all of the dog bone puzzles have been put together. Conclusion:...

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Family Fun – Lesson 26 – Writing Prompt for Book 5 Steve and Pete

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Phonics, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Ruff, meow, chirp! If your child likes pets, he’s sure to enjoy this writing prompt. Family Fun – Lesson 26 I can write about my favorite pet. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the different animals that Steve saw at the pet shop. Ask your child to write about a pet that he would like to get and why. 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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Family Fun – Lesson 25 – Book 5 Steve and Pete

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Hooray!!! Steve finally gets to have his own pet! But so many choices! What pet does he choose? Read this story to find out! Family Fun – Lesson 25 I can read the story, “Steve and Pete.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Steve and Pete. (RF.K.4) Materials: Steve and Pete (Set 15, Book 5) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who are the main characters? What animal might this story be about? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words....

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Family Fun – Lesson 24 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Fluency, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

This decoding lesson will help your child determine positive and negative actions. Family Fun – Lesson 24 I can decode sentences and tell if it is a positive thing to do. Objective: To decode sentences and decide if it is a positive thing to do. (RF.K.4) Materials: sentence strips, marker, yes/no cards Procedures: Write several decodable positive and negative sentences on strips of paper. Make cards with thumbs-up and thumbs-down symbols. Talk about positive and negative behavior. Look for positive statements in The Tune. Your child...

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Family Fun – Lesson 23 – Magic E Fun

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Vowels | 0 comments

Calling all magic wands! It’s time to make new words again by adding “magic e”. Family Fun – Lesson 23 I can change vowel sounds in words by adding final e. Objective: To change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. (RF.K.3) Materials: foam letters, magic wand. Procedures: Ask your child to spell “pet” with foam letters. Tell her to place the “magic e wand” at the end of the word. Explain that this word no longer says “pet” but by adding the “magic” e at the end of the word, the word has changed to “pete”. When...

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Family Fun – Lesson 22 – Decoding Nonsense Words

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Nonsense Words, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

It’s always fun to add music to your lessons. So here is a cute activity to go along with the story, The Tune! Family Fun – Lesson 22 I can decode nonsense words.   Objective: To decode nonsense words. (RF.K.3) Materials: musical note cut-outs, white crayon, cd player or phone. Procedures: Cut out musical note shapes. Write a sight word on each note. Arrange the notes in a circle on the floor. Start the music. Your child will walk around the circle while the music plays. Stop the music. Your child will pick up the note that...

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Family Fun – Lesson 21 – Sight Word Fun

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Spelling, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Who doesn’t love writing on a magna doodle? Your child is sure to enjoy copying new sight words on this fun toy! Family Fun – Lesson 21 I can read new sight words. Objective: To read sight words: away, come, want, new. (RF.K.3) Materials: magna doodle, sight word cards Procedures: Tell your child she is going to learn four new sight words. Display the sight word “away” and read it to your child. Have your child trace “away” with her finger. Then she will copy the word by writing it on a magna doodle, saying each letter and then...

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Family Fun – Lesson 20 – Writing Prompt for Book 4 The Tune

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

For today’s writing prompt, your child will be writing about his favorite instrument. If he doesn’t already take lessons, maybe he will be inspired to learn an instrument! Family Fun – Lesson 20 I can write about my favorite musical instrument. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Research different types of musical instruments or visit a music store. Ask your child to write about his favorite instrument. Encourage him to use spaces between words,...

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