Bruce Murray, College of Education The Reading Genie




Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers

Auburn University

Summer 2022

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition

Tatum Sowden, Bounce the Ball with B

Payton Fielding, Popping Popcorn with Penelope the Pug

Hannah Bishop, The Buzzing Bee

Mackenzie Byars, Hush in the Library with Sh

Shelby Lowe, Tick your Clock with T

Madison Sanders, Click your Camera with C

Alex OBrien, Blasting the Ball with B

Samantha Morrow, Tim and Tom

Amy Orr, Tap Your Desk to Hear, D!

Lauren Valencia, Charlie Chugged Chocolate Chip Cookies\

Lizzie Keebler, M Says Moo

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Shelby Lowe, Open Up and Say “AHHHH”

Madison Sanders, Icky I with Sticky Lollipops

Alex OBrien, Uhhhhh, Say What?

Lauren Valencia, Aaaaaa Cries the Baby

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Hannah Bishop, Ay, I’m Walking Here!

Tatum Sowden, Let’s Tame the Beast with Cake

Payton Fielding, Let’s Bake a Cake!

Mackenzie Byars, Spooky Ghost Says BOO! I See You and OO!

Samantha Morrow, Aye, Aye Captain!

Amy Orr,  Hoo-t like an Owl! What do you Hear? Hoo-t, Hoo-t, oo is What you Say!

Lessons for teaching decoding with diphthongs and r-controlled vowels


III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching reading with automatic word recognition

Lauren Valencia, Fishing for Fluency

Hannah Bishop, Growing in Fluency, Blooming in Independence

Tatum Sowden, Flippers for Fluency

Payton Fielding, Junie B. Jones Riding to Fluency Reading

Mackenzie Byars, A Bad Case of Fluency

Shelby Lowe, Beeing to Fluency

Madison Sanders, Spinning Our Web into Fluency

Alex OBrien, Froggy for Fluency!

Samantha Morrow, Hopping to Fluency

Amy Orr,  Don’t get Crabby! Get Fluent!

Last modified: August 1, 2022