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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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In the Meadow – Lesson 27 – Whack a Mole Sight Words

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Sight Words | 0 comments

What a fun lesson to go along with our new book, Mole. Your child is sure to enjoy practicing sight words with this silly game! In the Meadow – Lesson 27 I can rapidly  identify sight words.   Objective: To identify sight words: yellow, blue, four, find, now, they three, know (RF.K.3) Materials: clipart of 8 moles, marker, pool noodle, cutting blade, pencil Procedures: Print clipart of 8 moles on a sheet of paper. Write a sight word on each. Create a sledge hammer by cutting a four inch chunk of a pool noodle. Then pierce it with a...

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In the Meadow Lesson 26 Writing Prompt for Book 6 Mole

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Moles are not fun to have in your yard but they are fun to write about! In the Meadow Lesson 26 I can write about a mole. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Read a nonfiction book about moles or research moles together online. Ask your child to write facts about moles. 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 sentence. Then she will illustrate her...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 25 – Book 6 Mole

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Oh no! Mole is lost and can’t find his way home. Will Toad be able to help him remember? Read this story to find out! In the Meadow – Lesson 25 I can  read the story, “Mole.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Mole. (RF.K.4) Materials: Mole (Set 16, Book 6) 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? Describe the mole. Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 24 – Decoding Words

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decoding words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Here is a clever way to use craft sticks for decoding words. In the Meadow – Lesson 24  I can read decodable words. Objective: To read decodable words. (RF.K.3) Materials: craft sticks, marker Procedures: Place two craft sticks together lengthwise and touching each other. Write a decodable word on the two sticks so that it covers both sticks. Continue with different words on sets of two sticks. Mix up the sticks and your child will build the craft stick “puzzles”. As each word is put together, he will read the word. Conclusion: Have...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 23 – Sight Word Writing in Birdseed

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tactile writing is very beneficial in learning sight words. Using birdseed is a fun and unique way to do tactile writing. And it goes along nicely with our Blue Jay book!   In the Meadow – Lesson 23 I can read sight words: now, find, know.   Objective: To read sight words: now, find, know (RF.K.3) Materials: tray, grass seed, sight word cards Procedures: Place a thin layer of grass seed on a tray. Tell your child she will learn three new sight words. Show her the sight word card “now”. Have her trace and name each letter and...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 22 – Mystery Picture

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Everyone loves a mystery! For this lesson, your child will decode sentences to reveal a mystery picture little by little!   In the Meadow – Lesson 22 I can decode sentences. Objective: To decode sentences. (RF.K.2) Materials: print-out of a bird nest, sticky note pads, marker, scissors Procedures: Print out a large picture of a bird nest or find a picture from and old magazine to tear out. Write twelve decodable sentences on the sticky notes. Cover the picture with the sticky notes. Your child will choose a sentence to read. Then he...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 21 – Onset and Rime Twisty Eggs

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Decoding words, Early Literacy, onset-rime, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Reading Games, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans | 0 comments

Here is a fun lesson to practice onset and rime. And it goes along great with our new book, Blue Jay. Tweet tweet! In the Meadow – Lesson 21 I can read words using onset rime. Objective: To read words using onset rime. (RF.K.3) Materials: plastic colored eggs, marker Procedures: On the open edge of one half of an egg, write word families such as eep, ail, ay, etc. on the other half, write consonants, digraphs or blends such as j, sh, b, fr, etc. Put the egg together. Your child will focus on one word family and slowly turn the other...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 20 – Writing Prompt for Book 5 Blue Jay.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics Readers, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Spring is the perfect time for this writing prompt! And Book 5 Blue Jay will give your child lots of ideas to write about in his journal. In the Meadow – Lesson 20 I can write about a blue jay. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Read a nonfiction story about a blue jay or research blue jays together online. Ask your child to write facts about a blue jay. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds...

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In the Meadow – Lesson 19 – Book 5 Blue Jay

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 16 In the Meadow lesson plans, Sight Words, Teaching Reading, Two Vowels Together Rule | 0 comments

Spring is in the air and Blue Jay has some exciting news! What could it be? Read the story to find out! In the Meadow – Lesson 19 I can  read the story, “Blue Jay.” Objective: To fluently read the story, Blue Jay. (RF.K.4) Materials: Blue Jay (Set 16, Book 5) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Where does this story take place? What kind of bird is this story about? Describe the blue jay. Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your...

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