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Half-Pint Readers – Set 16 In the Meadow

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary, Vowels | 0 comments

Buzzzzzz Bring along your bug catchers! We are heading to the Half-Pint meadow where you will meet some very busy bugs and animals! In this set of books, your child will learn these new skills: Blends: str Sight Words: so, yellow, blue, four, find, now, them, they, three, know Other Skills: Two vowel rule, compound words

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Family Fun – Lesson 32 – Decoding Sentences

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

This is our final lesson for our Family Fun theme. This reading lesson is super exciting because your child will get to unwrap a present after decoding the sentences! Lesson 32 I can decode sentences. Objective: To decode sentences. (RF.K.4) Materials: new toy or book, plain wrapping paper, tape, marker. Procedures: Wrap the present and write decodable sentences all over the box. Your child will read each sentence. When all of the sentences have been read correctly, your child will unwrap the present to see what’s inside! Conclusion: Snuggle...

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Family Fun – Lesson 31 – Decoding Words

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Final e Rule, Fluency, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary, Vowels | 0 comments

What could be more fun than knocking over the word cups with a party favor blow-out? Family Fun – Lesson 31 I can decode words. Objective: To decode words. (RF.K.3) Materials: party cups, marker, long narrow box, wrapping paper, party favor blow-outs Procedures: Write decodable words on paper cups (front and back). Find a long narrow box and place a small surprise inside. Wrap the box with birthday paper. Place four cups on top of the box. Give your child a party favor blow-out. Say a word. Your child will blow on the favor to knock off...

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Family Fun – Lesson 30 Writing Prompt for Book 6 Jake’s Big Day

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 15 Family Fun Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Receiving presents on your birthday is so much fun. Today your child will write about her favorite gift. Family Fun – Lesson 30 I can write about my favorite birthday present. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the presents Jake received for his birthday. Ask your child to write about her favorite birthday present. 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...

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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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