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At the Circus – Lesson 8 – Writing Prompt for Book 2 The Tightrope

Posted by on Aug 21, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Circus performers are entertaining and give us lots of exciting things to write about in our journals. At the Circus -Lesson 8  I can write about a tight rope walker. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about the things that a tight rope walker needs for his performance. Ask your child to write about a tight rope walker. 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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At the Circus – Lesson 7 – Book 2 The Tight Rope

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many daring performers at the circus. Will this brave tight rope walker make it to the other side without falling? Read this fun story to find out! At the Circus – Lesson 7 I can  read the story, “The Tight Rope.” Objective: To fluently read the story, The Tight Rope. (RF.K.4) Materials: The Tight Rope (Set 17, Book 2) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Who is the main character? What does his skill involve? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the...

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At the Circus – Lesson 6- Spin a Word

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Decoding words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 17 At the Circus, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary, Word Families | 0 comments

Reading words with “igh” is a lot more fun when you get to play Spin the Word. At the Circus – Lesson 6 I can read words containing “ight”. Objective: To read words containing “igh.” (RF.K.2) Materials: spinner, marker Procedures: Cover an old board game spinner with white contact paper or create a spinner with a sturdy paper plate, a cardboard arrow and a brass fastener. Write words containing igh in each section. Your child will spin the spinner and read each word upon which the arrow lands. Conclusion: Have your child...

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At the Circus – Lesson 5 – Writing Sight Words

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Science of Reading, Set 17 At the Circus, Sight Words, Spelling, Tactile Writing, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

At the Circus – Lesson 5 I can read the sight word: were.   Objective: To read the sight word: were. (RF.K.3) Materials: sight word card, colored sprinkles, tray Procedures: Place a thin layer of colored sprinkles on a tray. Tell your child she will learn a new sight word. Show her the sight word card “were”. Have her trace and name each letter and then she will say the word. Repeat several times. Then she will practice writing previously learned sight words. Conclusion: Have your child use the sight word “were” in a sentence and...

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At the Circus – Lesson 4 -Writing Prompt Book 1 The Big Top

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Science of Reading, Set 17 At the Circus, Teaching Reading, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Everyone loves the circus and your child is sure to enjoy writing about such an exciting event!  At the Circus – Lesson 4 I can write about what I might see at a circus. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about things related to a circus. Ask your child to write about something she might see if she went to a circus. 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...

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At the Circus – Lesson 3 – Book 1 The Big Top

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 17 At the Circus, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

A circus has come to town! Will Roy convince his dad to take him to see the big top? Read this story to find out! Lesson 3 I can read the story, “The Big Top.” Objective: To fluently read the story, The Big Top. (RF.K.4) Materials: At the Circus (Set 17, Book 1) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? What is a Big Top? Describe the setting for this story. Who else is in the picture? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the...

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At the Circus – Lesson 2 – Decoding Words

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Decoding words, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 17 At the Circus, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Playing games makes learning so much fun and adds joy to family time. At the Circus – Lesson 2 I can decode new words.   Objective: To decode new words. (RF.K.2) Materials: poster board, markers, clipart, scissors, glue, dice, animal crackers Procedures: Create a board game using a sheet of poster board and markers. Draw a train track and write a decodable word in each section. Glue circus clipart to decorate. Choose an animal cracker as a marker. You and your child will have a circus train race. Take turns rolling the dice and...

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At the Circus – Lesson 1 – Learning ou, ow, and oy

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decoding words, Diphthongs, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 17 At the Circus, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Here is a fun way to teach ou, ow and oy using “circus tickets.” At the Circus – Lesson 1 I can identify the sounds of diphthongs:  ou, ow, and oy. Objective: To identify diphthongs: ou, ow, and oy. (RF.K.2) Materials: three circus tents, diphthong cards, tickets Procedures: Explain to your child the sound of each diphthong. Draw or print out circus tent clipart and write a diphthong on each. Write words containing these sounds on tickets. Your child will read each word and match the ticket to the correct tent. Conclusion:...

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Set 17 At the Circus

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Blends, Comprehension, CVC words, Decodable Books, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Verbs, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Step right up and get your ticket to the greatest show on earth. The Half-Pint Circus has come to town! With this set of six adorable decodable books, your child will learn the following skills. Sight words: were, some, down, could, should, would Other Skills: soft c, ight, ow, oy, ou, oo

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In the Meadow – Lesson 28 – What’s in Mole’s Hole?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

Mole doesn’t see well and is wondering what’s hiding in his hole. Can your child help him using her sense of touch? In the Meadow – Lesson 28 I can match objects to their word.   Objective: To match objects to their word. (RF.K.3) Materials: empty cubed tissue box, small objects, word cards. Procedures: Place several small objects inside an empty tissue box. Write the words on cards. Your child will reach into the box and feel an object. She will guess what the object is by the way it feels. Then she may remove the...

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