Bruce Murray, College of Education The Reading Genie




Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Summer 2020

Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition

Ellison Brewster, Six Silly Snakes

Sarah Massey, Slithering Snake Says ssss

Peyton Hayes, Pop Pat’s Popcorn with P

Hanna Himmelwright, Learn S with Slithery Snake

Jane Choi, Growling Sound with R

Caroline Douglas, Roar like a Rhino With The Letter R!

Angel Fuentes, Polly’s Popcorn with P!

Makenzie Jones, Bounce the Ball with B

Jackie Zencuch, Popping Our Popcorn with P

Courtney Mosley, Pop It with P!

Anna Lauren Carmichael, Pickling the Peppers of P

Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Ellison Brewster, Sleepy Pooh Yawns O

Sarah Massey, Icky, Sticky!

Peyton Hayes, Aaaaa! Spooky!

Caroline Douglas, Open Up For The Dentist

Angel Fuentes, Uhhhhh, What?

Makenzie Jones, Uhh, I Don’t Know

Jackie Zencuch, Mom Wears Socks

Courtney Mosley, Icky Sticky!

Anna Lauren Carmichael, Icky! Iggy Is Sticky!

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Hanna Himmelwright, “OWW! I am hurt!”

Jane Choi, Waving for Ay!


Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading with comprehension

Sarah Massey, Junie B. and Fluency!

Peyton Hayes, Searching for Fluency

Ellison Brewster, Dancing with Fluency

Hanna Himmelwright, Hats Off to Fluency

Jane Choi, Go Wild for Reading

Caroline Douglas, Fishing For Fluency

Angel Fuentes, Getting Fishy for Fluency

Makenzie Jones, Flying High for Fluency

Jackie Zencuch, Dancing for Fluency

Courtney Mosley, Flying for Fluency

Anna Lauren Carmichael, Diving into Fluency

Last modified: July 28, 2020