Lesson Designs from Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
  Spring 2005

Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Rebecca Smith, Miss Molly the Mouse
Jill Overstreet, Lazy O
Dorsey Tippett, Move the M My Way
Nicole Pender, Zigby Zigzags

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Bruce Murray, Sound the Foghorn
Mareena Kohtala, I've Got a Bad Taste in my Mouth! Aaa!
Liz Copenhaver, D-d-d-dribble the Basketball
Nell Fleming, Tick Tock Says the Clock
Maria Jackson, Bouncing Basketball B's
Kelby Conway, Giddyup Gilbert
Shealy Melton, Plenty of Popping
Gina Campanotta, Active Animals Everywhere
Andrea Williams, Choo, Choo! All Aboard!
Kasey Pettus, 3-2-1 Action!
Rebecca Walton, Batter's Up!
Mariel Hall, Say Aaah!
Coley Duke, Alikizam . . . There's Apple Jam!
Mark Mathews, Alphabetic Acting
Emily Borders, Uh...I Don't Know!
Jennifer Ruschhaupt, Antics

Lessons for teaching print concepts
Jenna Sumlin, Family Ties
Jordan McWilliams, Rhyming With Seuss

I. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Kasey Pettus, Ick...That's Sticky
Jenna Sumlin, When is Ed Fed?
Shealy Melton, This Glue is Sticky!
Jill Overstreet, Isabelle the Icky Iguana
Rebecca Smith, It Is Incredible, Isn't It!
Gina Campanotta, Ehh . . . Could You Repeat That?
Andrea Williams, Icky Sticky Iguana
Maria Jackson, Balloons Go Up, Up, Up in the Sky
Dorsey Tippett, Let's Help the E out!
Mariel Hall, "Aaah" Says the Doc
Mareena Kohtala, Icky Sticky
Coley Duke, Uggy the Umbrella Went Up, Up, Up!
Jennifer Ruschhaupt, Imagine It

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Liz Copenhaver, Ike's Ice Cream Is Icy
Kelby Conway, Ride That Bike
Rebecca Walton, "Arrrrr!" Said the Pirate
Mark Mathews, Bo Knows O
Emily Borders, Shake With A

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Nell Fleming, Shhhh!! The baby's asleep!
Nicole Pender, Champions Check for ch
Jordan McWilliams, Shh...

Lessons for teaching blending

III. Growing Independence & Fluency
Lessons for teaching faster reading
Gina Campanotta, 1, 2, 3, Read
Shealy Melton, Ready to Race
Mark Mathews, Reading Faster, Words Will Flow. Reading Faster, Here We Go!
Rebecca Smith, Hurry on Your Trip, Cat!
Jill Overstreet, Racy Reader
Andrea Williams, Start Your Engines!
Kasey Pettus, Ready, Set, Read
Dorsey Tippett, Race to the Finish Line!
Kelby Conway, Fast Little Monkeys
Liz Copenhaver, Vrrrm Vrrrm…Speed Reading
Nicole Pender, Swimming for Rapid Reading
Rebecca Walton, Racing to Read!
Jordan McWilliams, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Jennifer Ruschhaupt, Simon Says: Mother May I?

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Mariel Hall, Books Have Feelings, Too!
Coley Duke, I'm Nuts about Reading
Jenna Sumlin, Express Yourself!
Mareena Kohtala, Smooth Moves
Emily Borders, Expression Direction

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly
Nell Fleming, Please Read Politely!
Maria Jackson, My Lips Are Zipped!

IV. Reading to Learn
Lessons for teaching summarization
Nell Fleming, 1, 2, 3 . . . a Summary!
Kelby Conway, Super Summaries
Dorsey Tippett, Shorten the Length
Shealy Melton, Summin' It All Up
Gina Campanotta, Summarize the Danger!
Kasey Pettus, To Tell You in a Nutshell . . .
Rebecca Walton, Let's be Star Summarizers!
Mariel Hall, What's the Main Idea?
Jenna Sumlin, Break It Down!
Mark Mathews, It's ALL Good!
Jennifer Ruschhaupt, Wanted: Only the Facts!
Nicole Pender, Rockin' Map Summaries
Jill Overstreet, Summarizing Puts the Pieces Together

Lessons for teaching visualization
Andrea Williams, Picture It!
Liz Copenhaver, Seeing Is Understanding
Jordan McWilliams, Picture This!
Mareena Kohtala, How to See With Your Eyes Closed
Coley Duke, Making Mind Movies

Lessons for teaching children about story grammar
Maria Jackson, Let’s Put it in a Nutshell!

Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions
Rebecca Smith, Deep or Shallow