Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers
I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition
Eliza Gaber, A Gnat Nags
Olivia James, Charlie the Chipmunk says Ch Ch Ch
Anna Pugh, Clean Your House with V
Ashley Kirkland, The Silly Slithering Snake with S
Ellie Tschetter, The Letter L with Loud Lions
Gracie Champion, Molly’s Monkey
Emma Kirkpatrick, Zack the Zebra Learns to Zip with Z
Landry Foster, Tell Time With T
Andie Attia, Popping Popcorn with P
Abby Elsea, Piglet the Pink Pig Pops Bubble Gum!
Anna Sienkiewicz, Jumping for Joy with J
Emma Cook, Pant like a Puppy with H
Kylie Witcher, Bounce the Ball with B
Meleigha Kizer, Go to the Zoo with S
Maggie Murchison, Say Mmmm with M
Sophie Taylor, Eating Some Cookies with M
Melanie Abbott, Beating a Drum with B
Taylor Holman, Slither like a Sneaky Snake with S
Anna Mungenast, Play Ping Pong with P
Emme Levins, Mmmmm! That’s good!
Mackenzie Skinner, Flossing Fun with F!
Caitlin Williams, Let Your Yak Sleep for Y
Kaleigh Coltrain, H-H-Hiding With H
Jordan Westmoreland, Pop Pop Popcorn
Rachel Allen, Slytherin Snakes Say Ssss
Hannah Pierce, Zip Your Zipper with Z
Delaney O’Brien, Tim Tells Time
Emily Griffin, Mmm! Making Meals for Mr. Monkey
Caroline Shea, Fan Your Mouth After Eating Something Hot
Jennifer Ross. Ring the Bell With D!
Mary Margaret Grammas, Count Tick-Tocks on the Clock with T
Tayler Rose, Popping Popcorn with Peter
Caroline Kester, Lap Some Liquid with L
II. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Kaleigh Coltrain, UHHH, I’m Unsure!
Hannah Pierce, Icky I says /i/
Caroline Shea, /o/ Open Wide!
Emma Cook, The Alligator goes aaa!
Emma Kirkpatrick, Aaaaa Cried the Baby!
Jennifer Ross, Eh? What did you say?
Ashley Kirkland, Say “ahh” with o
Gracie Champion, Sticky Fingers
Mackenzie Skinner, Short i is Icky Sticky
Emme Levins, Aaaa! A Spider!
Abby Elsea, Icky Sticky Bubble Gum!
Caitlin Williams, The Crying Baby Lesson
Jordan Westmoreland, “Ahhh,” Oliver Is Sleepy
Emily Griffin, Yawn! It’s Time for Bed!
Anna Sienkiewicz, “AAA” Cried the Baby!
Landry Foster, Ick!! What’s On My Hands?!
Taylor Holman, Lick the Icky Sticky Popsicle!
Melanie Abbott, Ice Cream is Icky Sticky!
Kylie Witcher, I is Icky and Sticky!
Mary Margaret Grammas, Micky is Icky and Sticky
Tayler Rose, Icky Sticky Lollipop
Caroline Kester, Open the Door with short e!
Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Andie Attia, A! A! A!
Sophie Taylor, Ay, Nice Dance Moves!
Anna Mungenast, Wait…I don’t want to be late!
Anna Pugh, Ew! That Smells!
Eliza Gaber, Ay! It’s Mine!
Ellie Tschetter, Ew! Gross!
Rachel Allen, You Use U
Delaney O’Brien, Aye Aye Captain
Maggie Murchison, Ayyy What’s Up Man
Olivia James, Ay I am from Canada
Meleigha Kizer, Ow, That Hurt!
III. Growing Independence and Fluency
Lessons for teaching faster reading with comprehension
Rachel Allen, Wildly Independent Reading
Sophie Taylor, If You Teach a Pig Fluency
Andie Attia, Flying to Fluency
Emma Cook, Fishing with Bears into Fluency
Emma Kirkpatrick, Reading into Fluency with Bears
Jennifer Ross, Reading All the Way to the Finish Line
Anna Mungenast, Swimming into Fluent Reading
Anna Pugh, Saving Up for Fluency
Ashley Kirkland, Flying Into Fluency
Eliza Gaber, Leaping into Fluency
Gracie Champion, Barking into Fluency
Mackenzie Skinner, Fast Finish to Fluency!
Ellie Tschetter, Hopping Toward Fluency
Emme Levins, Cheetah Readers
Abby Elsea, The Day the Crayons Became Fluent Readers!
Caitlin Williams, Fluency with Fish
Kaleigh Coltrain, Flipping for Fluency
Jordan Westmoreland, Hopping Into Fluency
Hannah Pierce, Trucking Our Way to Fluency
Emily Griffin, Picking Up Perfect Fluency with Olivia the Pig!
Anna Sienkiewicz, Fishing for Fluency
Caroline Shea, Moving Into Fluency
Landry Foster, Don’t Be A Chicken, Fly High with Fluency!
Maggie Murchison, Fearless Fluency
Taylor Holman, Dancing for Fluency
Delaney O’Brien, Growing into GREAT Readers
Olivia James, I love my Fluency Shoes
Melanie Abbott, Kicking to Fluency
Kylie Witcher, Say Aloha to Fluency!
Mary Margaret Grammas, Freaky Fluency: Halloween Edition
Tayler Rose, Scoring with Fluency
Meleigha Kizer, Climbing the Ladder of Fluency
Caroline Kester, We “Pawsitively” Love Fluency
Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly
IV. Reading to Learn
Lessons for teaching summarization
Emma Cook, Sailing into Summarization
Andie Attia, Swinging into Summarization
Emma Kirkpatrick, Storming into Summarization
Jennifer Ross, Coloring a Summary
Anna Mungenast, Saluting Summarization
Anna Pugh, Linking Up a Summary
Ashley Kirkland, Swimming into Summarization
Eliza Gaber, Splendid Summarizing with SpongeBob
Gracie Champion, Monkeying into Summaries
Mackenzie Skinner, Under the Sea of Summarization
Ellie Tschetter, Busy Bee’s Summarizing
Emme Levins, Reading is Cool
Abby Elsea, Splash on into Summarization!
Caitlin Williams, Reaching the Moon Reading and Summarizing
Kaleigh Coltrain, A Sloth’s Summarization
Jordan Westmoreland, Sharky Summarization
Rachel Allen, Swim Into Summar…ization
Hannah Pierce, Elevating Summarization with Elephants
Delaney O’Brien, Surfing into Spectacular Summarization
Emily Griffin, Bear-y Good Summarization
Anna Sienkiewicz, Soaring into Summarization
Caroline Shea, Whale, Let’s Summarize
Landry Foster, Green Sea Turtles and Bottlenose Dolphins? Oh, I Sea
Maggie Murchison, Spotted Summarization
Taylor Holman, Sliding into Summarization
Olivia James, Building a Bridge to Summarization
Melanie Abbott, Summarizing in the Sky
Kylie Witcher, Blast Off into Summarization
Mary Margaret Grammas, Swimming into Summarization
Tayler Rose, Summarization Swimming with Penguins
Meleigha Kizer, Swimming Towards Summarization
Caroline Kester, Summarization with Sloths
Lessons for teaching visualization
Sophie Taylor, Swimming into Reading with Great White Sharks
Last modified: July 23, 2019