Bruce Murray, College of Education The Reading Genie


Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers

Auburn University

Summer 2019

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition

Molly Kubicki, Pop a Bubble with P

Kimberly Payne, Ice Cream is Mmm-mmm Good

Susan Roh, Don’t Be Scared of Slithery Snake

Madison Wilson, Time Ticks Tocks with T’s

Kayla Moulton, Popping Popcorn with the Letter P

Abbey Jenkins, Lick Your Lollipop with L

Dalyneth Diaz, Dribbling the ball with D!

Carson Williams, Flowing Fans with F

Beatrice Smith, Silly Snake Called S

Rachel Lee, Bounce the Ball with the Black Dog, Banter

Katie Morrow, Popping Popcorn with P

Ashley Anglim, Ride a Race Car With R

Emily Roberts, Pant Like a Dog with H

Olivia DiChiara, Brush Your Teeth with F

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels 

Kimberly Payne, The Icky Sticky Piggy Libby

Kayla Moulton, Slime that is Icky Sticky

Molly Kubicki, Aaaaa! Goes the Rollercoaster

Beatrice Smith, Ehh? Could You Tell Me Again?

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels 

Abbey Jenkins, The Bee Creeps up on the Sheep

Dalyneth Diaz, “Hay There!”

Carson Williams, Eek, a Bee!

Madison Wilson, Bake a Cake with Blake

Katie Morrow, Lake Day with Snake and Jake

Ashley Anglim, Hugh Goes Moo at the Zoo!

Emily Roberts, Shake ‘N Bake

Olivia DiChiara, Play on a May Day

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks 

Susan Roh, OWWW that hurts!

Rachel Lee, Ow! My Toe!

Lessons for teaching blending, crosschecking, or wordmapping 


III. Growing Independence and Fluency 

Lessons for teaching faster reading with comprehension

Abbey Jenkins, Flying for Fluency

Dalyneth Diaz, Racing for Fluency

Carson Williams, Hungry for Fluency

Kimberly Payne, Hopping to Fluency

Madison Wilson, Llama Llama Wants to Read

Kayla Moulton, If You Give a Pig Fluency

Susan Roh, Hoppin’ into Fluency

Molly Kubicki, Pancakes with Fluency

Beatrice Smith, If You Give A Mouse A Book

Rachel Lee, Staying Safe with Fluency

Katie Morrow, Flying Towards Fluency

Ashley Anglim, Frolic into Fluency with Gerald the Giraffe!

Emily Roberts, The Case for Reading Fluency

Olivia DiChiara, Dragons Love to Be Fluent

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading 

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly 

Last modified: July 23, 2019