Explorations

Lesson Designs from Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
  Fall 2004


I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching letter recognition


Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Katie Burns, Dan's Dancing Dog
Kim Alldredge, Rock the Baby
Whitni DeNamur, Appetizing Apples

Lessons for teaching print concepts


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

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels



Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks


Lessons for teaching blending


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

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading


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

IV. Reading to Learn
Lessons for teaching summarization


Lessons for teaching visualization


Lessons for teaching children about story grammar



Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions