Bruce Murray, College of Education The Reading Genie



Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers

Auburn University

Summer 2021


I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness and letter recognition

Emily Forest, Revving Your Jet Ski with the Letter N

Lillie Brooks, Tick Tock with T

Elizabeth Welch, This Macaroni is Mm Mmm Good!

Jocelyn Cumbie, Dazzling Danna Plays the Drums

Summer Rose, Washing Windows with W

Sydney Shannon, Slither like a Snake with S

Reagan Smith, Learning /s/ with the Sneaky, Slithery Snake

Bailee King, Making Milkshakes with Miller

Caroline Goodson, Harvey the Happy, Hopping, Huffing Horse

Katy Price, Vinnie Visits the Volcano

Anna Katherine Dreaden, Slither Like a Snake with S

Kaitlin Garrett, Vrooming Vacuum Cleaner with Letter V

Hana Burdick, Frightened F: The Hiss of Fred’s Cat

Patrick Tousley, Making a Mess with Muffins and Mice

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Jocelyn Cumbie, Icky Sticky Popsicles

Summer Rose, Rocking Reading Rollercoaster

Reagan Smith, Itchy, Itchy Iguana

Bailee King, Aaaa, Mice!

Caroline Goodson, Iggy the Itching Inchworm Says /i/!

Anna Katherine Dreaden, Aaa! Apes Eat Apples!

Hana Burdick, Dr. Ollie the Octopus says, “Say Ahh (/o/)”

Patrick Tousley, Eeeehhhh, What’d You Say?

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Emily Forest, Cheesing with E

Sydney Shannon, Say Cheeeeese!

Lillie Brooks, Aye Aye, Captain

Katy Price, Grab a Slice of Pizza

Kaitlin Garrett, Aye Captain

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks

Elizabeth Welch, Shhh! The Baby Is Sleeping!

III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching reading with comprehension and automatic word recognition

Elizabeth Welch, Becoming Fluent with the Birthday Bear!

Summer Rose, Fishing for Fluency

Emily Forest, The Bad Seed’s Transformation to Fluency

Jocelyn Cumbie, Junie B. Jones is a Boss of Fluency

Sydney Shannon, Reading Is Not Berry Scary!

Lillie Brooks, Weaving a Fluency Web

Reagan Smith, Junie B’s Big, Fat Fluency Facts

Bailee King, Flying for Fluency

Caroline Goodson, Making Friends with Fluency!

Katy Price, The Way I Feel About Fluency

Anna Katherine Dreaden, Growing Independence with the Giving Tree

Kaitlin Garrett, Getting Batty About Fluency

Hana Burdick, Finding Fluency with Detective Duck

Patrick Tousley, Friendships, Fish, and Fluency

Last modified: August 3, 2021