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Lesson Designs from Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Summer 2005
Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Meg Betbeze, Hurry Home, Henry!
Hannah Tucker, Mama, Do You Love Me?
Shannon Moon, Dazzling D’s and Buzzing B’s
Jillian Wyatt, Miss Millie the Moose
Deanna Barrera, Super Susie Slithered Slowly
Jacklyn Schuler, Freddy's Feet
Jennifer Adams, Z is for Zaxby the Buzzing Bee
Darren Gordon, Using Folk Tales:  Vowel Influences on the Letter G
Taylor Osborne, D-D-Dribble Your Basketball Down the Court!
Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Leighton Johnson, Chompin' on Chewing Gum
Michelle Mummert, Iggy and the Icky Sticky Inchworm
Kristin Cooke, Aaa! A is Scared of the Monster
Nicole Huff, “Eehh?” is for Eleven Elephants
Melissa Parrish, Icky Sticky Sandwich
Gina Reynolds, Perfectly Popping
Dakota Farrulla, Bouncy Bouncy Basketballs
Marissa Anderson, Sound of the Runners, h = /h/
Jamie Sanford, Brush Your Teeth
Amy Homan, Crying Baby…Aaaaaa!
Lauren Kendrick, The Doctor Said Open Up and Say /o/
Stephanie McLure, Hickory Dickory Dock
Emily Irvin, Mmm, Mmm … Good!
Laura Hale, Boo . . . AAAaaaa!
Brandy Smith, Tim the Turtle Takes Two Turns Today
Anne Kimbell Grant, Sh! Sh! We're in the library
Courtney Dobbel, HHHH, I'm Getting Sleepy

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Meg Betbeze, Icky Sticky Fingers!
Kristin Cooke, Aaa! A monster
Nicole Huff, The Pink Pig
Hannah Tucker, What Does the Doctor Say?
Gina Reynolds, The Interesting Iguana
Dakota Farrulla, Ollie Ollie Oxen Free
Jillian Wyatt, Adam’s Apples
Deanna Barrera, Exciting E's. "/e/...what did you say?" EXCITING E'S!
Jacklyn Schuler, Bad Bats
Amy Homan, Umbrella Fun
Stephanie McLure, Cre-e-eaky Door E
Emily Irvin, Silly Siggy
Jennifer Adams, Jack the Fat Cat
Laura Hale, Iggy is Icky Sticky
Brandy Smith, Fuzz and the Buzz
Taylor Osborne, Doctor, Help! This /i/ is ITCHING!
Anne Kimbell Grant, Doc on Top

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and vowel digraphs
Leighton Johnson, IIII---L-IIII-ke---IIII-ke-and-M-IIII-ke
Marissa Anderson, /oo/ /oo/ /oo/ Is Cool!
Jamie Sanford, "Ou" That Hurt!
Courtney Dobbel, Ewww, That's Gross

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Michelle Mummert, Quick, Quack, Quick Went the Duck
Melissa Parrish, Ch-Ch-Ch-Chocolate
Shannon Moon, Here Comes the Choo Chooooooo!
Lauren Kendrick, Ssshhopping for Ssshhells
Darren Gordon, Ick, Ick, Icky

III. Growing Independence & Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading
Leighton Johnson, Speedy Monkeys
Michelle Mummert, Speeding Into Fluency
Meg Betbeze, Speedy Reading!
Hannah Tucker, Ready, Set, Go!
Dakota Farrulla, Fluent Frogs Flip Fast
Jillian Wyatt, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Deanna Barrera, On your mark, get set, READ!
Jacklyn Schuler, Feeding Red
Amy Homan, Crazy Racers!
Stephanie McLure, Go, Speed Reader, Go!
Emily Irvin, Reading Race to the Farm
Jennifer Adams, Off to the Races
Laura Hale, Fast and Fluent Frogs
Taylor Osborne, Get on the Fluency Boat
Anne Kimbell Grant, Get Ready to Rumble with Reading!
Courtney Dobbel, Go Speed Reader, Go!
Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Nicole Huff, I Will Huff and Puff and Blow Your House Down!
Melissa Parrish, Use Expression!
Marissa Anderson, The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Class
Jamie Sanford, Lights-Camera-Action!
Lauren Kendrick, It's All About Expression
Darren Gordon, The Big Green Monster
Brandy Smith, Express Yourself!
Lessons for teaching silent reading
Gina Reynolds,
You Can't Hear Me
Lessons for teaching children to read voluntarily and avidly

Kristin Cooke,
DEAR! Drop Everything and Read
Shannon Moon,
I want to go to the library!