Bruce Murray, College of Education The Reading Genie



Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers

Auburn University

Summer 2018

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition

Palina Luangkhot, Pop Pop Popcorn with P

Lindsey Hogan, Learning L with a Lollipop

Anne Marie Newman, Learning h with Hector the Hound

Bailey Sartin, Making a Mess with M

Allison Pittman, Tap the Fish Tank with T

Bruce Murray, Brush Your Teeth With F

Christiana Kirkham, Roaring like a Dinosaur with R(awwwwwr)

Jordan Spivey, Learning G with Goofy Glen

Kaitlyn Benefield, Learning Z with Zane the Zipping Zebra

Tindall Morring, Stomp Your Feet with D

Leigh Ann Gilbert, Vroom Vroom with V

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Palina Luangkhot, (B)aaaaa Goes the Sheep!

Lindsey Hogan, Questioning with Cara: Uh, I Don’t Know!

Allison Pittman, “Aaaa” Screams the Child!

Christiana Kirkham, Creaking Rocking Chair

Kaitlyn Benefield, “Uhhhh, What Did You Say?”

Anne Marie Newman, Icky, Icky Sticky!

Bailey Sartin, Nicky Is Icky and Sticky!

Tindall Morring, Icky Slime!

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Jordan Spivey, Learning I with Ike the Pup

Leigh Ann Gilbert, Caaakkkeee!

Geri Murray, Oh, I Didn’t Know!

III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading with comprehension

Lindsey Hogan, Feeding on Fluency

Allison Pittman, Eating Our Way Into Fluency

Palina Luangkhot, Racing Fast with Fluency

Christiana Kirkham, Sniffing out Fluency

Jordan Spivey. Getting Froggy for Fluency

Kaitlyn Benefield, Buzzing to Fluency

Anne Marie Newman, Growing Fluency

Bailey Sartin, Finding Fluency

Tindall Morring, Finding Fluency with Rainbow Fish!

Leigh Ann Gilbert, Flying into Fluency

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