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Family Fun – Lesson 7 – Magic E

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Spelling, Teaching Reading, Vowels | 0 comments

Magic wands are good for all sorts of things! They can even change vowel sounds!   Family Fun – Lesson 7  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: magnetic letters, baking sheet, magic wand. Procedures: Ask your child to spell “kit” on the baking sheet with the magnetic letters. Tell her to place the “magic e wand” at the end of the word. Explain that this word no longer says “kit” but by adding the “magic” e at the end of the word,...

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Family Fun – Lesson 6 – Writing Prompt Book 1 Jane

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Mmmmm. Who doesn’t love cake? In this journal entry, your child will write about his favorite kind of cake. Family Fun – Lesson 6  I can write about my favorite kind of cake. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the nice surprise that Jane was making for a family member. Then ask your child to write about his favorite kind of cake. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that he...

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Family Fun – Lesson 5 – Book 1 Jane

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Whoops! Jane is baking a cake for Kate. But things don’t go as planned. To find out what went wrong, read this funny story!   Family Fun – Lesson 5 I can read the story, “Jane.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Jane. (RF.K.4) Materials: Jane (Set 15, Book 1) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who is the main character? What is her occupation? What is baking in the oven? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your...

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Family Fun – Lesson 4 – Final e Rule

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Here is a fun way to help your child understand the final e rule. Family Fun – Lesson 4 I can change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. Objective: To change vowel sounds in words by adding the final e. (RF.K.3) Materials: dry-erase board, marker, magic wand. Procedures: Create a magic wand or purchase one at a dollar store. Ask your child to spell cap on a dry-erase board. Tell her to place the “magic e wand” at the end of the word. Explain that this word no longer says “cap” but by adding the “magic” e at the end of the word,...

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Family Fun – Lesson 3 – Identify Sight Words

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Writing in frosting is always fun! Especially when you get to lick your finger! Family Fun – Lesson 3 I can identify sight words. Objective: To identify sight words: out, from. (RF.K.3) Materials: frosting, sight word cards, dish Procedures: Place a thin layer of frosting on a dish. Tell your child she is going to learn two new sight words. Display the sight word “out” and read it to your child. Have your child trace “out” with her finger. Then she will copy the word by writing it in the frosting, saying each letter and then the word....

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Family Fun – Lesson 2 – Bake a Blend (spl, tw)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Blends, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

This phonics lesson is lots of fun but it just might make you hungry for cookies! Family Fun – Lesson 2 I can identify the “spl” and “tw” blends. Objective: To identify the “spl” and “tw” blends. (RF.K.1, RF.K.3) Materials: paper plates, cookie shapes, marker, spatula Procedures: Create cookie shapes and write decodable words using the two blends. Place the cookies face down on a cookie sheet. Write “spl” and “tw” on paper plates. Talk about the sounds these blends make. Give your child a spatula to flip over a cookie. She will read the...

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Family Fun – Lesson 1 – Family Tree

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Phonics, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing | 0 comments

A cute way to introduce your Set 15 Family Fun theme is to create a family tree. This family tree uses paint but you could create yours with crayons or other media. You may even want to  include photos. Family Fun – Lesson 1 I can create a family tree. Objective: To create a family tree. (L.K.2) Materials: paper, crayons, paint, marker Procedures: Discuss how the theme for Set 15 books is about Family. Explain to your child that he will help you create a family tree. Have your child draw a tree trunk and branches. To add blossoms and...

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Half-Pint Readers – Set 15 Family Fun

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Ding Dong! Is anybody home? Come join us as we visit some very friendly Half-Pint families. You are sure to have lots of fun! In this set of books, your child will learn these new skills: Blends: spl, tw Sight Words: out, from, by, his, into, white, again, pretty, away, saw, come, want, new Word ending: _d, _ed Other  Skills: final e rule, ay, ew...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 26 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Decoding sentences can be lots of fun when they are clues to finding a hidden treasure! Under the Sea – Lesson 26 I can read clues find a treasure. Objective: To read sentences. (RF.K.4) Materials: sentence strips, marker, toy treasure chest, gold wrapped candy or chocolate coins Procedures: Write numbered clues on strips of paper. Fill a small toy chest with chocolate coins or some other treasure. Place the clues in order around the house. Have your child dress up like a pirate. Your child will read the first clue and it will tell him...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 25 – Spelling CVC Words

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Alphabet, Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Letter Games, Letter Sounds, Moveable Alphabet, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Spelling, Tactile Letters, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Spray plastic magnetic letters with gold paint and your child will have an exciting treasure and a fun learning activity! Under the Sea – Lesson 25 I can spell cvc words. Objective: To spell cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: plastic letters, gold spray paint, toy treasure chest Procedures: Place plastic letters on newspaper outdoors and spray them with gold paint. When dry, place the gold letters in a treasure chest. Your child will take out the letters and put them in abc order. Then dictate words for your child to spell. (You can also...

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