Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers
I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition
O’Neill, Samantha, Z Zips Up the Alphabet!
Anna Bolton, Tick, Tick, Tick Goes the Clock
Kellie Vosteen, Buzzing Bee Z
Connor Campbell, Shave with the Letter V
Kaylyn Bugg, Kicking K
Mary Clai Chase, Ticking T
Abby Kaye Jones, Hear the Tick Tocks of the Clock with T
Kendall McKone, Munching with M!
Lindsey Oberkirch, Monster Mash with Max
Regan Weakley, Gulping Your Glass with G
Cassidy Ray, Crying Baby A
Kelly Alaimo, H Is Hhhhhhot! Drop Your Slice!
Jordyn Maggio, Huh I’m Cold
Kathryn Stubblefield, Making Yummy Muffins with M
Meredith Bodie, Dan the Dino Stomps
Abbigail Willis, Hiking Uphill with H!
Martha Wright Haley, Let’s Catch Some Zzzz’s with Z!
Rachel Vickers, Buzz Like a Bee With Z
Anna Palmer, Saying Snake Sounds with S
Alli Shaddix, Popping Polly’s Popcorn with P
Natalie Buckles, Seven Silly Seahorses
Mollie Sullivan, Miss Mollie Makes “mmm”
Hannah Shaw, Let’s Learn /l/ with Lightsabers!
Mary Gayle Mitchell, Hurling Hoops with H
Emma Billingsley, Make it Rain with Letter P
Barkley, Madison, Swimming with Silly Snakes
Hannah Everage, Singing La-La-La to Learn L
Grace Riddle, Bouncing a Basketball with B
Callie Moore, Mama’s Making Macaroni with M
Emma-Ruth Boles, Hopping for H
Megan Rivers, Gargling Water With G
Emma Talbot, Popping Popcorn with P!
Beth Buckelew, Bees Buzzing with B
Logan Smith, Popping Popcorn with P
AC Palmer, Slithering like a Snake with S
Morgan Steele, Clicking your Camera with C
Katie Foy, Tommy the Tiny Tapper
Emily Anne Beauchaine, Pop Popcorn with P
Hannah Tarwater, Pop the Popcorn with P!
Kim Hammond, Pop N’ Lock Puffin
Andrea Meyer, Smile with S
Abby Thomas, Sizzle the Sausages with S!
Millie Herndon, K is the Key
Elly Curtis, Tick Tock Goes the Ticking Timer T
Savannah Searels, Silly Salamander Sings Songs
Myia Hatchett, Popping Popcorn with P
Cassidy Stephens, Zipping Down a Zipline with Z
Madeline Rigdon, Popping with P
Libby McKee, Lots of Little Lions Lapping Lemonade
Casen Young, Bounce the Ball with the Letter B
Anna Reeves, Hop, Skip, Jump, and Run!
MacKenzie Day, Stir the Soup with S
Ashley Smith, P Purrs Perfectly!
Jessica Lunsford, Hank the Hot Dog Pants with H!
Kate Winsness, Passing With Pals
Ashtyn Croley, Bouncing for /b/
Emma Rizzi, Buzzing Around with B
Logan Bergeron, /d/ Goes the D in Drum!
Eva Brandon, C is for Cowboy
Maggie Boles, Heartbeats with /b/
Kaitlyn Cantavespre, Tapping with T
Caroline Bibbee, Jumping for J
II. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Anna Bolton, “Waaaa” Says Anna
Kendall McKone, Creepy, Creaky E!
Abby Kaye Jones, Oh, I Sure Am Tired!
Regan Weakley, It’s Hard to Hear You!
Kelly Alaimo, Aaaaa, Run!
Abbigail Willis, Aaaa! That’s Scary!
Rachel Vickers, Icky It’s So Sticky
Alli Shaddix, Is Iggy Sticky?
Hannah Shaw, Icky Sticky
Mary Gayle Mitchell, BAAAAA Goes the sheep
Hannah Everage, Singing Ahh
Callie Moore, Aaaaa! There’s a Rat in My Hat!
Megan Rivers, UHHH…What Did You Say?
AC Palmer, Aaaa, You Scared Me!
Morgan Steele, “Aaaaaa” Cries the Baby
Katie Foy, Molly the Odd Girl
Emily Anne Beauchaine, The Dentist Makes You Say “Ahh!”
Kim Hammond, Uhhhhhhh, Duh…
Abby Thomas, “Uhhh, Can You Help Me?”
Elly Curtis, The Frog Likes to Hop!
Savannah Searels, Uhh, Wait a second!
Casen Young, Aaaa, Time for Bed!
Kate Winsness, Icky Sticky Ice Cream
Ashtyn Croley, Bouncing for /b/
Emma Rizzi, The Crying Baby says “aaa”
Eva Brandon, Caroline the Cat
Maggie Boles, Aaaa! How Exciting!
Kaitlyn Cantavespre, Tapping with T
Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Samantha O’Neill, Seek and Find When ee Says /E/
Mary Clai Chase, Let Me Hear You Say Ayye!
Kellie Vosteen, OI, I Squeal for Joy!
Lindsey Oberkirch, Evie the Bat Says Eek
Cassidy Ray, Eek! It is E!
Jordyn Maggio, Icky Icky It’s Too Sticky
Kaylyn Bugg, Spooky Double O
Kathryn Stubblefield, BEEP BEEP! Here I Come!
Meredith Bodie, The Excited E Says “eek”!
Martha Wright Haley, Let’s Bake a Cake With Jane and Jake
Anna Palmer, The Buzzword is Bee!
Natalie Buckles, Wave with Abe
Mollie Sullivan, Oh! Joe Wants a Bone!
Emma Billingsley, Bake a Cake with Kate
Barkley, Madison, OI OI OI Says the Seal
Grace Riddle, Ow! That Hurt Me
Emma-Ruth Boles, Oy Vey!
Emma Talbot, Solve a CASE with your MATE
Logan Smith, The Fonz Says “A”
Hannah Tarwater, Aye Aye Captain!
Andrea Meyer, Ay, What’s Up Doc?
Connor Campbell, Cute Mute Mules for /U/
Millie Herndon, OO, Try Not to Drool
Myia Hatchett, I Want Ice Cream!
Cassidy Stephens, Painting the A
Madeline Rigdon, BEEP BEEP
Libby McKee, Ew: It Sounds Like U!
Anna Reeves, The Flea and the Bee say “EEEE”
MacKenzie Day, /E/ Bees That Need Sleep
Ashley Smith, Let’s go “Eeee!” on the Rollercoaster!
Jessica Lunsford, I Love You!
Ashtyn Croley, Hi, Mike!
Logan Bergeron, Aye, Aye, Let’s Give Long I a Try!
Kaitlyn Cantavespre, There was a Fake Snake in the Lake
Caroline Bibbee, We Learn About E
Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Beth Buckelew, Chugging Down the Tracks with Choo Choo Train
III. Growing Independence and Fluency
Lessons for teaching automatic word recognition for faster reading with comprehension
Samantha O’Neill, Hi, Fly Reader
Mary Clai Chase, Racing for Fluency
Kendall McKone, Hop Aboard the Fluency Bus!
Lindsey Oberkirch, Smelling with Fluency
Abby Kaye Jones, Becoming a Fluent Fish
Kellie Vosteen, Ms. Frizzle’s Field Trips to Fluent Reading
Regan Weakley, Falling into Fluency
Cassidy Ray, A Scoop of Fluency with Frog and Toad
Kelly Alaimo, Fishing for Fluency!
Jordyn Maggio, Fluent With Junie B. Jones
Kaylyn Bugg, Flourishing Fluency
Kathryn Stubblefield, Flat Stanley and Fluent Reading
Meredith Bodie, Falling for Fluency
Abbigail Willis, Baking for Fluency
Martha Wright Haley, Fluency with Frogs
Rachel Vickers, If You Give a Mouse Some Fluency
Anna Palmer, Let’s Have Fun with Fluency and Junie B. Jones!
Hannah Shaw, Fluency with Ms. Frizz!
Natalie Buckles, Dancing with Fluency
Mollie Sullivan, Fluency with Junie B
Alli Shaddix, Fight for Fluency
Mary Gayle Mitchell, Flying into Fluency
Emma Billingsley, Hi, Fluency Guy!
Barkley, Madison, Being Mad about Fluency
Hannah Everage, Hunting for Fluency
Grace Riddle, If you give a Mouse a Fluency
Callie Moore, Fishing for Fluency
Emma-Ruth Boles, Swimming into Fluent Reading
Megan Rivers, Funky Fluency
Emma Talbot, Swimming for Fluency
Beth Buckelew, Flying into Fluency
Logan Smith, A Fluency Vacation with Jack and Annie
AC Palmer, Hungry for Fluency
Morgan Steele, Dancing with Fluency
Katie Foy, Move into Fluency
Emily Anne Beauchaine, If You Give A Mouse Some Fluency!
Hannah Tarwater, Curious About Fluency
Kim Hammond, Junie B Finds Fluency
Andrea Meyer, Flippin’ for Fluency
Connor Campbell, Growing Powerful Readers with Pumpkins
Abby Thomas, Fun with Fluency!
Millie Herndon, Getting Fancy with Fluency
Elly Curtis, Flying into Fluency
Savannah Searels, Fishing for Fluency
Myia Hatchett, Fluency with Pete the Cat
Cassidy Stephens, Moving Fluency with Muffins and a Moose
Madeline Rigdon, If You Teach a Student Reading Fluency
Libby McKee, Sounds of Sentences
Casen Young, Partying with Fluency
Anna Reeves, F is for Fluency, O is for Olivia
MacKenzie Day, Fluency Frenzy
Ashley Smith, Read Fluently Like a Fastball!
Jessica Lunsford, Hitting a Homerun with Fluency!
Kate Winsness, Flying Fast into Fluency
Ashtyn Croley, Waddling into Fluency
Emma Rizzi, Charlotte Spins for Fluency
Logan Bergeron, We “Willy” Want to be Fluent Readers!
Eva Brandon, Reading with Ramona
Maggie Boles, Learning Fluency with Junie B.!
Kaitlyn Cantavespre, Exercising with Fluent Reading
Caroline Bibbee, Flying into Fluency
IV. Reading to Learn
Lessons for teaching summarization
Bruce Murray, Using About-Point to Awaken the Main Idea
Kelly Alaimo, Swimming and Summarizing
Jordyn Maggio, Surfing Into Summarization
Cassidy Ray, Sliding into Summarization
Mary Clai Chase, Super Summarizer
Meredith Bodie, Swimming into Summarization with Sea Mammals
Anna Bolton, Roaring into Summarization
Lindsey Oberkirch, Shipwrecked with Summarization
Kaylyn Bugg, Smelly Summarization
Abbigail Willis, Soaking Up Summarization
Martha Wright Haley, Summarizing with Sea Lions
Abby Kaye Jones, Scaly Summarization
Rachel Vickers, Sailing Into Summarization
Anna Palmer, Summarizing with an Arctic Fox
Hannah Shaw, Let Summarize with Felines!
Regan Weakley, The Wonders of Summarization
Natalie Buckles, Slithering into Summarization
Mollie Sullivan, Summarizing Sea Lions
Alli Shaddix, Get in Shape with Summarization
Kathryn Stubblefield, Sharks and Summarization
Mary Gayle Mitchell, Shaking up Summarizations
Emma Billingsley, Summarizing Through the Stars
Barkley, Madison, Eating Through Summarization
Hannah Everage, Summarizing with Sloths
Grace Riddle, Swim with Summarization
Callie Moore, Summarizing in the Sea
Emma-Ruth Boles, Reading is Cool as Ice!
Emma Talbot, Reading to Learn
Beth Buckelew, Swimming into Summarization
Logan Smith, Summarizing: As Easy As Breathing
Kendall McKone, Chillin’ with Summarization
AC Palmer, Summarizing with Stripes
Morgan Steele, Summarizing with Sharks
Katie Foy, Let’s Summarize the Leopard!
Emily Anne Beauchaine, Surprise! Let’s Summarize!
Hannah Tarwater, Getting the Eyes to Summarize!
Kim Hammond, Simply Summarizing!
Andrea Meyer, Swimming in Summarization
Connor Campbell, Singing into Summarization
Abby Thomas, Skating through Summarization
Millie Herndon, Scampering Through Summarization
Megan Rivers, Bees Buzzing Into Summaries
Elly Curtis, Splashing and Swimming into Summarization
Savannah Searels, Swingin’ into Summarization
Myia Hatchett, Summarizing with Sloths
Cassidy Stephens, Sailing into Summarization
Madeline Rigdon, Reading Comprehension Round-Up
Libby McKee, Swimming in Summarization
Casen Young, Slipping and Sliding into Summarization
Anna Reeves, Rosie Revere Remembers Reading
MacKenzie Day, Waddling into Summarization
Ashley Smith, The Fabled Summary
Jessica Lunsford, The Importance of Summarization!
Kate Winsness, Swim into Summarization
Ashtyn, Croley, Swimming into Summarization
Emma Rizzi, Swimming into Summarization
Logan Bergeron, Sunrise, Sunset! Summarize and Don’t Forget!
Eva Brandon, Summarizing with Sharks
Maggie Boles, Storming into Summarization!
Kaitlyn Cantavespre, Summarizing is Cool
Caroline Bibbee, Practicing About-Point with Pandas!
Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions
Samantha O’Neill, Questioning Seaweed Solutions
Kellie Vosteen, Comprehending History through Question Generation
Last modified: November 23, 2020