Research-Based Lessons From Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Summer 2006

Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Melanie Alvarez, Hooty Hoo
Coleman Ellis, Nothing but Nests
Jenna Goodwin, Bouncing Pig
Ashley Keel, Quirky Pink Pigs
Jessica Wallace, Swimmy, Swim Swiftly
Stacy Jones, Hi-Ho-H!

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Katherine Allsopp, Got the Giggles?
Brittany Bailey, Iiiihhh . . . That's Icky Sticky
Erin Cooper, Timmy the Turtle Goes Tick Tock
Amber DeBlanc, Cranking Cooky Cars
Rachel Edmundson, Ohhhh Me, Ohhhhh My
Reagan Ellenburg, Mama, Do You Love Me?
Mallory Hall, Silly Sally
Chase Holden, My Tooth Is Loose
Sara K. Smelley, Henry Hhhhhowls
Wade Thaxton, Adam's Fat Bat
Abby Watts, G-G-G-Gulp!
Clarissa Williams, Shirley Loves to Shake Her Shakers
Elizabeth Zorn, Aaaaa Choo!
Courtney Gibson, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm!
Betsy Thomas, Th, Th, Thumped
Valerie Loveless, The Old, Creaky Door
Steven Webb, Ten Turtles Tapping In Time!

Lessons for teaching
concepts about print

II. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Ashley Keel, Under the Umbrella
Jenna Goodwin, Baa, Baa, I'm Pam the Lamb
Jessica Wallace, Ehh! . . . What Did You Say?
Erin Cooper, A Cat Nap
Amber DeBlanc, Say “Aaaah”
Katherine Allsopp, Aaaa! Don't Scare Me Like That!
Betsy Thomas, Ugh! Punch in the Stomach
Reagan Ellenburg, Elmer the Elephant
Valerie Loveless, Iiiicky, Iiiicky, Stiiicky
Brittany Bailey, Say Aaahh, Said the Doctor
Abby Watts, U-u-u-u, I'm Confused!
Melanie Alvarez, Scary, Scary . . . Aaaaa!
Chase Holden, Open Wide at the Dentist
Coleman Ellis, Everyone Is Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Courtney Gibson, Howwwwl at the Moon
Elizabeth Zorn, Wow, That's Loud!
Wade Thaxton, Wade Made Lemonade in the Shade
Rachel Edmundson, It's May, Let's Play!
Clarissa Williams, Ow! That Hurts

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Sara K. Smelley, Shopping for Shoes
Stacy Jones, Fish Wish
Steven Webb, Chasing Cheap Chopsticks!

Lessons for teaching spelling
Lessons for teaching blending
Mallory Hall, Blending Under the Sea

III. Growing Independence and Fluency
Lessons for teaching faster reading
Ashley Keel, Read, Read, Red Dog!
Jenna Goodwin, Racing Through Reading
Erin Cooper, On Your Mark . . . Get Set . . . Read!
Amber DeBlanc, Up, Up, Up Goes the Sub!
Sara K. Smelley, Nemo's Fast Swim
Katherine Allsopp, Speedy Pen Pals!
Elizabeth Zorn, Hurry, Follow That Cat!
Betsy Thomas, The Reading Race
Valerie Loveless, Ready, Set, Read!
Brittany Bailey, What's All the Buzz About . . . Reading!
Abby Watts, Baseball Fun!
Rachel Edmundson, High in the Sky With Fluency
Melanie Alvarez, Read Runner!
Clarissa Williams, Go! Go! Gadget
Steven Webb, Reading Like Wild Animals!
Chase Holden, Read Like Sonic the Hedgehog
Coleman Ellis, And the Race Is On . . .

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Jessica Wallace, Get Excited, Get Mad, Show Emotion!
Mallory Hall, American Expression
Reagan Ellenburg, Hip Hip Hooray for Expression!
Courtney Gibson, Role Playing for Fluency

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly
Wade Thaxton, Shhh! I'm Reading
Stacy Jones, Only Let Your Brain Hear You!