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Lesson Designs Fall 2015

Lesson Designs Fall 2015

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness supported by letter recognition

Kristin Peacock, Popping Popcorn with Pat the Pig
Jessica Sullivan, Hopping Along With Harry and H
Christine Haley, P-P-Pitter Patter of P
Anna Piper, Cracking Nuts with K
Carly Grisham, Sing Opera With the Letter L
Jordan Payne, The Ticking T
Beverly McMichael, Bang the Gong with /ng/
Layton Dyess, Happy and Healthy with the Letter H
Belle Brennan, Pop Pop Pop the Popcorn with the Letter P
Corinne Klibanoff, Mowing the Lawn with /v/
Caroline Vinson, Vacuum with V
Kate Snow, Slither Like a Snake with S
Garrett McCoy, Skipping Stones with P
Kaide Kelley, Shush the Crying Baby With sh
Michele Czak, Samuel the Sporty Snake
Allison Pounds, Buzz Like a Bee and say ‘zzz zzz zzz!’
Mary Beth Moss, Sally the Slithering Snake
Addison Lebo, Mmmeow Miss Kitty
Hannah Shelton, Bouncing the “B” Ball
Brianna Alker, Buzz Like a Bee with Letter Miss Foy’s Shining Summaries Design
Ashleigh Bonovitch, Bounce the Basketball with Miss B
Abby Cook, Dance In The Rain With SH
Alyssa Armstrong, Aaaaaaaa, Help Me!
LeighEllen Morrison, Telling Time with /t/
Katherine Hope Youngblood, Yummy In My Tummy!!! Mm Mm Mmmm!
Anna Gray Koch, Beat a Drum With B
Fannon Curtis, Panting Like a Dog with H
Chelsea Stone, Can You Hear The Beat?
Mary Fellrath, Diva D’s Duhs
Erin Long, The Huffing H
Ellen Ormond, Telling Time with Tick Tock T
Katie Holland, Sneaky Snakey Slithering S
Jessica Perry, Slither like a Snake with S
Maddie Gorman, Gulp Your Juice With G
Ginny Radford, D-ding D-ding Your Bell with D
Bridgette Johnson, Heating up your Hands with the Letter H
Anna Byers, Popping P’s with Popcorn
McKenzie Ezell, Licking Lions
Katie Oliver, Drum Drum Drumming with D
Michael Spurlin, Finding the Man on the Moon

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Kristin Peacock, Confused Dug says Uhhhh
Jessica Sullivan, Ick! My Ice Cream is Icky Sticky!
Carly Grisham, Ehh Goes the Creaky Door
Belle Brennan, Grunt Like a Caveman with U
Caroline Vinson, Icky Vicky’s Sticky Fingers
Kaide Kelley, Don’t Wake the Crying Baby. . . Aaaa
Michele Czak, Open Up and Say AHHH
Allison Pounds, Icky, Sticky, Lollipop
Hannah Shelton, The Crying Baby Says “Aaaaa!”
Brianna Alker, Uhh I Am So Confused
Ashleigh Bonovitch, Uhhhh I’m Confused…
Alyssa Armstrong, The Stinky Pink Pig
LeighEllen Morrison, Icky Sticky Piggy
Maddie Gorman, Annie the Alligator Says Aaaa! 
Ginny Radford, “Aaaaa,” Shouts the Baby
Anna Byers, Waaaa /a/, Cried the Baby!
McKenzie Ezell, The Pig in the Yucky Mud
Michael Spurlin, Oscar has an Odd Obsession

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Anna Piper, Ay! I See an e!
Jordan Payne  Oh That’s What That Is?
Beverly McMichael, Bake the Cake
Layton Dyess, Oh No, Look at Joe
Corinne Klibanoff, Learning to See the Double E
Garrett McCoy, Aye, Aye Captain
Addison Lebo, Buzzing Bee
Abby Cook, Jake Takes the Cake
Katherine Hope Youngblood, Igh, Igh Captain!
Anna Gray Koch, Fonzie Says A
Fannon Curtis, I Spy a Long I
Chelsea Stone, Aye, Aye, Reading Captain!
Mary Fellrath, Ewwy /OO/’s
Erin Long, Ayyy, That Hurt
Ellen Ormond, Ow! Says the Brown Cow
Katie Holland, Eeeeek! with /E/
Jessica Perry, Boo Like a Ghost With OO
Katie Oliver, John Hears a Bee in His Ear


Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks

Kate Snow, Shhhh, the Baby is Sleeping
Mary Beth Moss, Shhhhh! Said Shelby
Bridgette Johnson, Chugging down the Tracks with Ch

Lessons for teaching decoding strategies

Christine Haley, Something’s “Fishy” Here!

III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster, smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading with comprehension

Jessica Sullivan, First Day of School With Amelia Bedelia and Fluency
Christine Haley, Fluency is “SPOOK”tacular!
Kristin Peacock, Diving Into Fluency
Anna Gray Koch, To Fluency and Beyond With Junie B. Jones
Carly Grisham, Swimming to Fluency
Jordan Payne, If You Help A Pig With Fluency
Beverly McMichael, Fluency with George
Layton Dyess, Running to Fluency
Belle Brennan, Racing to Reading Fluency
Corinne Klibanoff, The Fluent Reader That Could
Caroline Vinson, No Monkeying Around with Fluency
Kate Snow, Fishing for Fluency
Garrett McCoy, Climbing Up the Fluency Tree
Kaide Kelley, Fluency Fun with Junie B
Michele Czak, Reading Fluently with Junie B. Jones
Allison Pounds, Speedy like a Cheetah with Reading Fluency
Mary Beth Moss, Flying into Fluency
Anna Piper, Fun with Fluency
Addison Lebo, Serving Up Fluency
Hannah Shelton, Pancake Flipping Fluency
Brianna Alker, Racing Into Fluency
Ashleigh Bonovitch, Reading to Get Speedy Gonzales to his Cheese
Abby Cook, Good Morning Fluency With Goodnight Moon
Alyssa Armstrong, Fast as a Buzzing Bee
LeighEllen Morrison, Monkeying Around With Fluency
Katherine Hope Youngblood, One Small Step For Reading, One Giant Step For Fluency
Fannon Curtis, Reaching for the Moon with Fluency
Chelsea Stone, Click Clacking Through Literacy
Mary Fellrath, Fighting for Fluency
Erin Long, Fishin’ for Fluency
Ellen Ormond, Riding Smoothly into Fluency
Katie Holland, Fun With Fluency
Jessica Perry, Grow in Fluency With The Giving Tree
Maddie Gorman, Fantastic Fluency
Ginny Radford, Race Car Fast Fluency
Bridgette Johnson, Soaring into Fluency
McKenzie Ezell, Fluency with Muffins and a Moose
Katie Oliver, Sailing Swiftly into Fluency
Michael Spurlin, Hi! Fly Guy

IV. Reading to Learn

Lessons for teaching summarization

Belle Brennan, Super Summarization with Sea Turtles
Carly Grisham, Sailing Through Summarization
Christine Haley, Let’s FIT a Summary Together!
Caroline Vinson, Hunting Like a Shark for the Main Idea
Kate Snow, Summarizing with Spiders
Corinne Klibanoff, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Kaide Kelley, Let’s Sum It Up
Michele Czak, Super Summarizers
Allison Pounds, Eyes on the Prize: Learn to Summarize
Mary Beth Moss, Shaking into Summarization
Anna Piper, Super Summarization
Addison Lebo, Don’t Monkey Around With Summarizing
Hannah Shelton, Summarizing Asthma Using About Point
Kristin Peacock, Stretching Into Summarization
Jessica Sullivan, Leaping with Kermit to Summarize
Brianna Alker, Building Our Summarization Like the Colonies
Ashleigh Bonovitch, Busy Bees Flying into Summarization
Abby Cook, Hunting to Read
Alyssa Armstrong, Let’s Summarize!
LeighEllen Morrison, Summarizing Like Superstars
Layton Dyess, Sailing to Summarize
Katherine Hope Youngblood, Leaping Into Summarization
Anna Gray Koch, Soaring Into Summarization
Fannon Curtis, Zipping Up Summarization with Zebras
Mary Fellrath, Storming though Summarization
Jordan Payne, Swimming Into Summarization
Erin Long, Let’s Sum It Up (2)
Ellen Ormond, Slothing into Summarization
Beverly McMichael, Summarization is Exploding
Katie Holland, Submerge into Summary
Jessica Perry, Swim With Sharks and Summarization
Maddie Gorman, Sweet Summarization
Ginny Radford, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Into Summing
Anna Byers, Who’s that Bird…I need a Summary!
Katie Oliver, Speedy Summarizing
Michael Spurlin, Who Do You Believe?

Lessons for teaching visualization, vocabulary, or asking questions

Garrett McCoy, Victorious Visuals
Chelsea Stone, Wrapped Up Visualization
McKenzie Ezell, Vocabulary Construction
Bridgette Johnson, Investigating a Text through Question Generation

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