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Under the Sea – Lesson 19 – Book 5 Flap

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Oh no! Flap, the sea gull, is in trouble. Who will save the day? Read this story to find out! Under the Sea – Lesson 19 I can read the story, “Flap.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Flap. (RF.K.4) Materials: Flap (Set 14, Book 5) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who is the main character? What kind of bird is Flap? Describe the setting. Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads,...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 18 – Beach Ball Sight Word Game

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Sight Words, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

With this beach ball activity, your child can do an even better trick than Flipper…read sight words! Under the Sea – Lesson 18 I can read sight words. Objective: To read sight words. (RF.K.3) Materials: beach ball, sharpie Procedures: Write the newer sight words on the spaces of a beach ball or ones that are challenging for your child. You and your child will hit the ball back and forth trying to keep it in the air. If someone lets the ball fall to the ground, they must pick it up and read all of the sight words on the ball....

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Under the Sea – Lesson 17 – Vowel Sound Game

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Vowels | 0 comments

Hula Hoops aren’t just for the beach! They can be used for all kinds of games such as this fun vowel activity. Under the Sea – Lesson 17 I can identify vowel sounds. Objective: To identify vowel sounds. (RF.K.3) Materials: five hula hoops, five dolphin cut-outs, marker, ocean songs, cvc word cards Procedures: Place the hula hoops on the ground. Write a vowel on each dolphin and place one in the middle of each hoop. Get the whole family to play. Find ocean songs for children on YouTube. Start the music and every one will “swim”...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 16 – Writing Prompt for Book 4 Flipper

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

What fun it is to watch dolphins perform! Today your child will write about her favorite dolphin trick. Under the Sea – Lesson 16 I can write about a dolphin trick. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the different tricks that Flipper performed in the story. Ask your child to write about his favorite trick. 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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Under the Sea – Lesson 15 – Book 4 Flipper

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

If you love dolphins, this book is for you! Wait until you see all the tricks Flipper can do! Under the Sea – Lesson 15 I can read the story, “Flipper.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Flipper. (RF.K.4) Materials: Flipper (Set 14, Book 4) 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. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads,...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 14 – Blends and Digraphs

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

Teaching blends and digraphs doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth! But sometimes pulling teeth can be fun, especially if you are pulling teeth from a shark! Under the Sea – Lesson 14 I can identify beginning sounds of blends and digraphs. Objective: To identify beginning blends and digraphs. (RF.K.3) Materials: poster board, white paper, foam board, tape, sharpie, tongs or tweezers. Procedures: Draw a large shark on the poster board and glue it to a sheet of foam board. Cut out triangles from the white paper to represent shark...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 13 – Acting Out Stories

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Let’s build fluency by putting on a show! Kid’s love this!! Under the Sea – Lesson 13  I can read and act out a story. Objective: To read and act out a story. (RF.K.4) Materials: construction paper, scissors, popsicle sticks, glue, book (The Bad Crab) Procedures: Have your child create stick puppets by drawing sea animals (crab, fish, octopus, turtle, dolphin, shark) on construction paper. He will glue each animal to a stick. Then he will put on a puppet show for you. If you do not have a small puppet theater, your child can...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 12 – Writing Prompt for Book 3 The Bad Crab

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

You don’t have to be a crab about today’s journal entry…because it’s fun to write about crabs! Under the Sea – Lesson 12 I can write about a crab. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Research crabs together online or using non-fiction books. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write facts about a crab. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words....

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Under the Sea – Lesson 11 – Book 3 The Bad Crab

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 14 Under the Sea, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

What happens to a little crab who thinks it’s funny to pinch his friends? Read the story to find out who teaches this bully a lesson! Under the Sea – Lesson 11 I can read the story, “The Bad Crab.” Objective: To fluently read the story, The Bad Crab. (RF.K.4) Materials: The Bad Crab (Set 14, Book 3) 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? How might this crab misbehave? Turn to the inside front cover to read and...

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Under the Sea – Lesson 10 – Spelling CVC Words

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Moveable Alphabet, Phonics, Set 14 Under the Sea, Spelling, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

  Here is a fun way to spell cvc words using clothespins! Under the Sea – Lesson 10 I can spell cvc words. Objective: To spell cvc words. (RF.K.2) Materials: colorful foam sheets, wiggly eyes, clip art, glue, clothespins, markers, basket. Procedures: Purchase foam sheets at a dollar store or a craft store. Cut the foam to make fish shapes. Glue a wiggly eye and a clip art picture of a decodable word on each fish. Write letters on clothespins. Your child will choose a fish and spell the word by clamping the clothespins to the top of...

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