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Research-Based Lessons From Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Spring 2011

Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching letter recognition

Ali Long, P says Pigs Popsicles and Popcorn!

Britney Cain, Dribble Your D

Ally Johnson, Polka Pig

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness

Hannah Bailey, Gulp Your Grape Juice With G

Brittney Nobles, Zooming Bees

Lindsey Stewart, Like Water From a Sprinkler

Julia Lightsey, Revvin' It Up With N

Noie Yancey, Gus the Green Goat

Allyson Houlton, Mmmm . . . Morgan Made a Milkshake

Amanda Talley, Ha, Ha, Hooray for Reading!

Kendra White, H...h...h...a Hot Dog

Holly Vanhooser, Better "B" the Best

Morgan Warner, The Cat and the Hat

Lindsay Jones, Grrrrrowling Like a Dog

Alex Howard, Frying Bacon With S

Kate DeGuenther, Popcorn Goes Pop!

Laurin Lee, Mmm Mmm Good With M

Brittany Cofer, Yipping Yak!

Andrew Brown, Slithery Snake S

Evelyn Griffin, Tommy the Clock Tick Tocks Today and Tomorrow

Mery McMillan, Say Cheeeeese!

Mary Jo Blackmon, A-a-a! Am I Sick?

Mary Kathryn Johnston, Red Gets Fed

Grant Chaffin, Bouncy Ball /b/ and Fishing With /w/

Lessons for teaching print concepts, segmentation, or blending

 

II. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Julia Lightsey, Uh, Squish That Yucky U Bug! 

Holly Vanhooser, The Icky Sticky Ice Cream Cone

Allyson Houlton, Ally's Apples  

Kendra White, Uh . . . Bug

Alex Howard, Say /o/ for the Doctor

Kate DeGuenther, Iiiicky Stiiicky Fingers

Lindsey Stewart, Jog Through the Fog

Hannah Bailey, Aaaaaaa! The Crying Baby

Brittany Cofer, /u/ Says Uhhhhh?

Andrew Brown, The Clueless U

Evelyn Griffin, Ollie Loves Olives

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Britney Cain, The Fine Vine

Noie Yancey, Oh, Oh, My Knee Hurts!

Mary Jo Blackmon, Say A!

Amanda Talley, Wh-aaaaa-l-e of an A!

Lindsay Jones, Long A Play Day

Mery McMillan, All In for A

Ali Long, Eek! Run From That Bee!

Brittney Nobles, Oh Oh, It's Magic, the Long O

Grant Chaffin, Grandpa Cannot Hear /E/

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks

Laurin Lee, She Sells Sea Shells 

Morgan Warner, Chim Chimney

Ally Johnson, Shiny Sheep Shouting on the Shore

Lessons for teaching decoding strategies

Mary Kathryn Johnston,The Stride to Fluency

 

III. Growing Independence & Fluency
Lessons for teaching faster reading

Mary Jo Blackmon, Speedy Reading 

Andrew Brown, Speeding on the Sea Foam for Fluency

Britney Cain, Galloping to Fluency

Brittany Cofer, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Evelyn Griffin, Rowing and Rowing to Treasure Island

Allyson Houlton, 3, 2, 1 . . . Blast Off Into Reading! 

Alex Howard, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off to Reading

Ally Johnson, Lightning Fast Fluency

Mary Kathryn Johnston, Ready, Set, Read!

Lindsay Jones, Practicing Fluency With Miss French

Kendra White, Over the Hill and Through the Woods to Fluency We Go!

Noie Yancey, Read, Read, Read as Fast as You Can

Mery McMillan, Fast and Fluent Reading Is Fun!

Ali Long, Reading Fast Is a Blast!

Julia Lightsey, Blasting Off Into Fluent Readers!

Brittney Nobles, On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Read!

Holly Vanhooser, Ready, Set, Read

Morgan Warner, Touchdown to Reading!

Kate DeGuenther, Even Little Red Hens Read!

Lindsey Stewart, He Shoots and He Scores!

Hannah Bailey, Fran Has Fun

Grant Chaffin, Building a Fluency Boat Developing Reading Fluency

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

Amanda Talley, Forever Fluent

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly

 

IV. Reading to Learn
Lessons for teaching summarization

Ally Johnson, Super Summarizers

Alex Howard, Sum It Up

Mery McMillan, Summarization Is a Piece of Cake!

Allyson Houlton, Be a Super Summarizer

Kendra White, Science in Summarization!

Holly Vanhooser, Ready, Set, Summarize!

Amanda Talley, Froggy for Reading

Mary Kathryn Johnston, Storm to Summarization

Lindsay Jones, Simply Summarizing!

Hannah Bailey, Steps to Being a Successful Summarizer

Ali Long, What's the Point? Sum It Up!

Brittney Nobles, Super Summarizers

Brittany Cofer, Get the Point!

Andrew Brown, That's the Sum of It

Britney Cain, Let's Get to Summarizing!

Mary Jo Blackmon, Summarizing Rocks!

Lindsey Stewart, Sum It Up

Julia Lightsey, Be Cool and Use the Tools of Summarization

Grant Chaffin, Sum Up the Text

Morgan Warner, No Sloppy Summaries

Lessons for teaching visualization

Noie Yancey, Reading in the Wilderness

Laurin Lee, Can You See What I See?

Evelyn Griffin, Pictures Bring Back Memories

Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions

Lessons for teaching children about story grammar

Kate DeGuenther, Reading Detectives Remember