Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers

Auburn University
Fall 2007

Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Mallory Cadrette, Messy Monkeys
Meagan Harrington, P is for Popcorn
Alexis Ogubie, No, Nick!
Kathleen Wheat, Bear Bonanza
JulieAnna Whiting, Shocking A
Christine MacPherson, Buttery Baked Biscuits
Andrea Shelton, Bubbling B and Doodling D
Angela Simpson, Why, Oh Why, Buggy B's and Distracting D's?�
Allison Bagwell, Popcorn With Letter P!
Hannah Stewart, Mr. B's Beautiful Buttons
Kathryn Mangum, Big Dirty Dogs
Lauren Cauthen, Creaky Letter E
Ellen Battles, Diving Deep

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Ashley Jacobs, Shelly Goes to Sherman's Shoe Shop
Rachel Sparkman, Icky Sticky Kitty!
Erin Stephan, Purple Pengins and Popping Popcorn
Megan Zickos, Icky Sticky Fingers
Katie Pegues, Tim's Pig
Maribeth Ward, Appetite for Apples
Natasha Rosko, Shhh! I'm Reading!
Leah Smith, Baboons Banging Bongos!
Kristan Whitman, What a Fat Cat!
Becky Roberts, Mmm Mmm Good!
Tara Killen, La La Lilly
Sammie Patton, Tick Tock!
Sharon Scyphers, Sssssilly Sssssnake!
Christina Barnes, Home Alone
Katie Mayo, Home Alone
Emily Shumock, Piggy Pancakes
Keri Beall, Shy Sharks Need to Share
Amy O'Neal, Best Buddies Ea and Ee

Lessons for teaching print concepts or phoneme manipulations

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Ashley Jacobs, Eddie the Eskimo and his Elephant
Ellen Battles, The Old Creaky Door
Emily Shumock, Icky Piggy
Angela Simpson, Yuck--It's Icky Sticky!
Mallory Cadrette, Eeeehhhh?  I Can't Hear You!
Becky Roberts, Aaaaa! You Scared Me!
Alexis Ogubie, Oscar the Octopus Operates
Maribeth Ward, Uuuuuuuuhhhhh? I Don't Understand
Katie Pegues, Icky Sticky Mess
Kathleen Wheat, Active Alligators Like Apples�
Andrea Shelton, What Did You Say, Eeehhh?
Christine MacPherson, Avalanche!
Kristan Whitman, Eeeeeeh--Shut That Creaky Door!
Leah Smith, Eddie in the Elevator!
Sammie Patton, Um, You're Under Uncle's Umbrella
Allison Bagwell, Allison's Alligator
Hannah Stewart, Baby Says: a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a�
Rachel Sparkman, Fun in the Sun!
Kathryn Mangum, Eddie's Creaky Door
Sharon Scyphers, Uh Oh! Where's Uncle Ugly?
Christina Barnes, Creaky Old Door
Katie Mayo, Scared
Meagan Harrington, Creaky Door Says Eeeeehhh
Lauren Cauthen, Icky Sticky Hands
Keri Beall, Little Silly Pig

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Erin Stephan, Let's Skate With Abe and Kate!

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Megan Zickos, Cheddar Chips
JulieAnna Whiting, Chuggin' on Through
Natasha Rosko, Choo Choo! Coming Through!
Tara Killen, Shhh! I Heard a Crash!

Lessons for teaching blending or spelling
Amy O'Neal, Homerun Derby

III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading
Tara Killen, Vroom, Vroom, Speed It Up!
Alexis Ogubie, Ride Your Way to Fluency
Megan Zickos, Ready, Set, Read!
Erin Stephan, Go! Go! Speedy Reader! Go! Go!
Mallory Cadrette, Super Speedy Readers!
Maribeth Ward, Fly Away With Fluency
Katie Pegues, Hit It Out of the Park!
Kathleen Wheat, The Need for Speed
Andrea Shelton, Quickly, Let's Go Fly a Kite
Natasha Rosko, Flowing Down the Fluency River!
Leah Smith, Blasting into Fluent Reading!
Ashley Jacobs, Hurry, Hurry!
Christine MacPherson, Rocket Reading
Kristan Whitman, Quick, Let's Read Fast!
Becky Roberts, Off We Go!
Sammie Patton, Roar for Reading!
JulieAnna Whiting, Flowing River Fluency
Allison Bagwell, Faster Fluency!
Angela Simpson, Ready, Set, Off We Go!
Hannah Stewart, The Perfect Airplane
Rachel Sparkman, Zoom Into a Good Book!
Kathryn Mangum, Read, Read as Fast as You Can
Christina Barnes, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Katie Mayo, Getting Ready to Read!
Emily Shumock, Zot, Zap, Read!
Meagan Harrington, Having Fun With Fluency!
Keri Beall, Today Is a Good Day for Fluency!
Ellen Battles, 1, 2, 3 . . . Blast Off
Amy O'Neal, Hurry, Hurry, Here We Go!

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Sharon Scyphers, Excited About Exclamations!
Lauren Cauthen, Reader's Theatre for Reading Expression

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly

IV. Reading to Learn

Lessons for teaching summarization
Alexis Ogubie, It's Time to Summarize
Maribeth Ward, Sum Sum Summarize!
Megan Zickos, Summary--It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Andrea Shelton, Explain to Me What's Important!
Christine MacPherson, All Together Now!
Kristan Whitman, Slim and Trim: Sum It Up!
Kathleen Wheat, Super Summarization
Becky Roberts, Sum It All Up!
Tara Killen, Superstar Summarizing
Katie Pegues, Let's Get to the Point
Allison Bagwell, Sum It Up!
Hannah Stewart, Summarize to Find the Treasure
Angela Simpson, Summarization Superstars
Rachel Sparkman, Summarize This!
Natasha Rosko, Sit Down and Read!
Kathryn Mangum, Super Summarizers
Sharon Scyphers, Sum It Up!
Christina Barnes, Be Wise and Summarize!
Erin Stephan, Super, Successful Summarizers
Katie Mayo, What's the Point?
Emily Shumock, Ready to Summarize
Meagan Harrington, Sensational Summarizing
Mallory Cadrette, What's the Point?
Lauren Cauthen, Summarizing Expository Texts
Ellen Battles, Cat Facts
Amy O'Neal, The Spider Web of Knowledge

Lessons for teaching visualization
Leah Smith, Picture It!
Ashley Jacobs, I See a Bed Head
Sammie Patton, Read It! See It!
JulieAnna Whiting, Creating Your Narnia
Keri Beall, I Can See Clearly Now!

Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions

Lessons for teaching children about story grammar