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Lesson Designs from Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
  Fall 2004

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I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Sarah Stanley, Optical O
Anna Hughes, Beating, Beating B
Jessica Freeman, Play Ball!
Ashley Rials, Penny the Pig Plays With the Letter P
Elana Rees Willett, Big Bamboozled Bears
Allison McDonald, G Wins the Gold
Stacy Snyder, The Tree Is Growing Taller
Milissa King, Mischievous Mindy
Ginny Bell, Hungry, Hungry Harry
Lori Hunter, Tricky, Tricky Bingo
Carrie McKissick, Alphabet Game
Kimberly Bosarge, On the Lookout for L
Brittany Moore, Dynamic D
Virginia Linne, Sneaky S

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Katie Burns, Dan's Dancing Dog
Kim Alldredge, Rock the Baby
Whitni DeNamur, Appetizing Apples
Erin Pringle, Speak Up, Son
Tiffany Taylor, Yu-MMMM-y
Holly Kubik, Aaaa-Aaaa-Apple!
Holly Kubik, Holly the Happy Helper
Casey Tidwell, Eh . . . What Did You Say?
Susan Ross, The Bouncing Ball
Temetka Smith, Ahhhh . . . I'm Sleepy!
Ann Mathews, Eeehh, What Did You Say?
Summer Patterson, Grandma's Old Creaky Door
Kristin Neely, Icky Sticky Inchworm
Hope McClanahan, Pop, Popcorn, Pop!
Amanda Kaye Owens, Aaaa!  It's A!
Beth Montgomery, SSSSneaky SSSSnake
Rebecca Bracken, Abby the Black Lab
Lea Mclean, Everybody Get Ready
Jillian Wyatt, Juggling Bugs
Sarah Lynn Cowart, Baby, Don't Cry!  Aaaaaaaaaa!
Mandy Williamson, Sally the Silly Snake
Erin McGinnis, A is for Apple

Lessons for teaching print concepts
Kym Brazeau, Swat That Word!

I. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Stacy Snyder, Yummy in my Tummy
Katie Burns, Annie's Animals
Sarah Stanley, A-a-a-mazing A's
Anna Hughes, Bob the Lobster
Erin Pringle, Uhh . . . That's Yucky!
Susan Ross, Riding the Roller Coaster
Elana Rees Willett, Open Wide and Say /o/!
Ginny Bell, Icky Sticky Mess
Allison McDonald, Uhhh, Do I Remember!
Sarah Lynn Cowart, Open Wide and Say o-o-o-o!
Milissa King, Aaahh! Open Wide
Whitni DeNamur, /e/ Says the Old Door
Kim Alldredge, Open Wide
Beth Montgomery, The Duck Says "Cluck, Cluck"
Rebecca Bracken, Boggy Blob
Kimberly Bosarge, Aaaaa! A Monster!
Jillian Wyatt, Sticky Fingers
Amanda Kaye Owens, Eddie the Elephant
Lea Mclean, Yucky Bug
Brittany Moore, Up, Up, and Away With the Letter U
Virginia Linne, Red Gets Fed
Mandy Williamson, I-I-Iggy the I-I-Iguana
Erin McGinnis, E is for Elephant
Casey Tidwell, Up . . . Up . . . Umbrella!
Staci Sealy, Icky and Sticky

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Hope McClanahan, Kate Makes a Cake
Kristin Neely, Boom Chicka Boom!

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Jessica Freeman, Shhhhhhh! The Sheep Are Sleeping!
Summer Patterson, Watch Out for That Choo Choo Train!
Ann Mathews, Ch, Ch, Choo, Choo
Lori Hunter, Ch, Ch, Ch, Charlie

Lessons for teaching blending
Tiffany Taylor, My Closet Full of Blends
Temetka Smith, The Blending Train
Ashley Rials, Blending Is Fun
Holly Kubik, Let's Be Friends!
Kym Brazeau, Letter Ladder Slide

III. Growing Independence & Fluency
Lessons for teaching faster reading
Amanda Kaye Owens, Riding the Fluent Reading Waves
Hope McClanahan, Read With Speed!
Sarah Stanley, Go, Go, Speed Reader!
Brittany Moore, Ready, Set, Read!
Staci Sealy, On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Mandy Williamson, Leaping Frogs
Katie Burns, Sprint for Fluency
Casey Tidwell, Read With Speed
Holly Kubik, Ready . . . Set . . . Let's Read!
Anna Hughes, Fluency Fun
Jessica Freeman, Flying With Adam Raccoon
Stacy Snyder, Off to the Reading Races
Susan Ross, Climbing the Mountain
Elana Rees Willett, Let's Book It Into Reading
Ann Mathews, Sailing on to Fluent Reading
Ginny Bell, Super Reader
Sarah Lynn Cowart, How Fast Does Your Boat Go?
Temetka Smith, Reading Race Cars
Allison McDonald, Running for Reading
Milissa King, Catch Me If You Can!
Kym Brazeau, Riding Smoothly With Reading
Whitni DeNamur, Leap Into Reading!
Kim Alldredge, Touchdown Reader
Beth Montgomery, Wow! What a Speed Reader!
Rebecca Bracken, Flying Away With Fluency
Lea Mclean, Fluency Is Fun
Kimberly Bosarge, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Virginia Linne, Reading Racers
Carrie McKissick, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Summer Patterson, Express Yourself!
Tiffany Taylor, What Great Fluency You Have . . . The Better to Read With, My Dear!
Erin Pringle, The Art of Expression
Lori Hunter, Feeling Expressive
Carrie McKissick, Leapin' to Excitement
Jillian Wyatt, No Monkey Business!
Erin McGinnis, Let's Get Excited!
Jillian Wyatt, Read as Smooth as the Breeze

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly
Kristin Neely, Let's Be Silent Readers!
Ashley Rials, Shush, Please!

IV. Reading to Learn
Lessons for teaching summarization
Katie Burns, Putting It All Together With Summarization
Anna Hughes, Summarizing Is Superb!
Holly Kubik, Let's Sum It Up
Summer Patterson, Summing It All Up!
Stacy Snyder, Sum It All Up
Ann Mathews, Sum It Up!
Erin Pringle, In a Nutshell
Ginny Bell, That Really Sums It Up
Hope McClanahan, What Was THAT All About?
Kristin Neely, Get to the Point!
Milissa King, Get to the Point!
Kym Brazeau, Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
Whitni DeNamur, Summarizing the Good Stuff
Beth Montgomery, Super Summarizer
Kim Alldredge, Get to the Point!
Lea Mclean, Putting It All Together
Amanda Kaye Owens, Sum It Up!
Brittany Moore, Let's Sum It Up!
Staci Sealy, Sum It Up, Silly!

Lessons for teaching visualization
Casey Tidwell, The Adventures of Visualization
Ashley Rials, Visualizing Is Fun
Tiffany Taylor, What Do You See?
Elana Rees Willett, Watching Mind Movie!
Temetka Smith, Imagine That!
Allison McDonald, Close Your Eyes and Imagine . . .
Rebecca Bracken, Turn Reading Into Watching a Movie!
Kimberly Bosarge, Picture It!
Virginia Linne, Visualization
Mandy Williamson, Visualization for Comprehension

Lessons for teaching children about story grammar
Susan Ross, I Can Answer That!

Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions
Lori Hunter, Five Big W's
Jessica Freeman, W-W-W-W-What Do You Know?
Sarah Stanley, Fat or Skinny?
Sarah Lynn Cowart, W, W, W, We Want W!
Erin McGinnis, Team Reading!