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At the Beach – Lesson 24 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Sight Words, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

This lesson will get your child up and moving while reading sentences and counting. It’s even more fun when played outdoors! At the Beach – Lesson 24 I can decode sentences. Objective: To decode sentences. (RF.K.4) Materials: two large dice, (one for counting, one for reading) marker, paper, tape Procedures: Write the following actions on paper and tape them to each side of a large or homemade dice. Your child will roll both dice. He will read the sentence on which it has landed. Then he will do that action as many times as the...

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At the Beach – Lesson 23 – Spelling CVC Words

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Spelling, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Take learning outdoors with this fun tactile writing lesson! At the Beach – Lesson 23 I can spell cvc words. Objective: To spell and write cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: water, bucket, paintbrush, sidewalk Procedures: Fill a bucket with water. If weather permits, take the bucket and the paintbrush outside. Tell your child to paint various cvc words on the sidewalk. If the weather is not suitable, your child can paint words on a concrete basement floor or on a chalkboard. Conclusion: Have your child read the words to you before they...

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At the Beach – Lesson 22 – Writing Prompt for Book 5 The Wet Dock

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

For this journal entry, your child will write about water safety. At the Beach – Lesson 22 I can write about water safety. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about water safety rules such as wearing a life jacket, never going near water alone, etc. Ask your child to write water safety rules. 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...

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At the Beach – Lesson 21 – Book 5 The Wet Dock

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Oh no! The dock is wet and Jill takes a tumble into the water! What happens next? Read this exciting story to find out! At the Beach – Lesson 21 I can read the story, “The Wet Dock”. Objective: To fluently read the story, The Wet Dock. (RF.K.4) Materials: The Wet Dock (Set 13, 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? 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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At the Beach – Lesson 20 – Decoding CVC Words

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

This lesson is exciting to play outdoors on a hot day! Who knew reading could be so much fun? At the Beach – Lesson 20 I can read words that look similar. Objective: To decode words that are similar. (RF.K.2) Materials: star fish cut-outs, marker, spray bottle, water Procedures: Cut out shapes of star fish and label each one with a decodable word. Choose words with similar spellings to make the activity more challenging. Spread the words on the floor. Say a word to your child. She will find the star fish with that word and bring it to...

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At the Beach – Lesson 19 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Sight Words | 0 comments

Finding a message in a bottle can be very exciting. So why not create messages in a bottle for your child to read? Now that’s reading with joy! At the Beach – Lesson 19 I can decode sentences. Objective: To decode sentences. (RF.K.4) Materials: sentence strips, marker, empty water bottles, gum band. Procedures: Write decodable sentences on strips of paper. Roll each one up tightly and secure it with a gum band. Place each sentence in an empty water bottle. Tell your child that someone sent messages in a bottle out to sea. Your...

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At the Beach – Lesson 18 – Writing Prompt for Book 4 The Suntan

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Phonics, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

No more sunburns! For this writing prompt, your child will write about ways to keep safe in the sun. At the Beach – Lesson 18 I can write about how to stay safe in the sun. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about how too much sun can hurt your skin. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write about what he will do to keep safe from the harmful rays of the sun. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use...

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At the Beach – Lesson 17 – Book 4 The Suntan

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

On how many body parts does Jill put sunscreen? Read the story to find out! At the Beach – Lesson 17 I can read the story, “The Suntan”. Objective: To fluently read the story, The Suntan. (RF.K.4) Materials: The Suntan (Set 13, Book 4) 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 is Jill doing? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads, discuss...

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At the Beach – Lesson 16 – Sorting Real and Nonsense Words

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Nonsense Words, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Those sea shells you’ve collected on a beach vacation can make fun activity to practice decoding real and nonsense words. At the Beach – Lesson 16 I can read real and nonsense words. Objective: To decode real and nonsense words. (RF.K.2) Materials: two baskets, sea shells, marker Procedures: Write real and nonsense decodable words on the shells. Label two baskets as real and nonsense. Your child will choose a shell, read the word and place it in the correct basket. Conclusion: After all the words have been read, your child can...

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At the Beach – Lesson 15 – Sight Word Game

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Sight Words, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Playing games makes learning sight words more enjoyable. “Pop” is always a favorite game to play. At the Beach – Lesson 15 I can read sight words. Objective: To read sight words. (RF.K.3) Materials: 23 popsicle sticks, black and pink markers, small pail or cup Procedures: With the black marker, write sight words on the edge of twenty popsicle sticks. With the pink marker, write the word “POP!”(from the story) on three popsicle sticks. Place the popsicle sticks in a small pail or cup with the words at the bottom so they do...

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