Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers

Auburn University
Summer 2014
Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness

Jacquelyn Johnson, Breathe Like a Dog With H
Susan Jordan, Crack a Nut With C
Catie Dennis, My Bouncing Bulldog’s Beating Heart

Cherika Hudmon, Light Saber L
Janel Ludlam, Buzz Around With Z

Katherine Joa, Harry Hops To It
Allie Black, Watch the Clock Tick with T

Allie Mosher, T’s Time is Ticking!
Lana Cooper, /w/ Went the Washer

Jaime Preston, Dripping Water with P

Courtney Boyd, Vvvvacuum with Vicky
Anna Dilworth, Flying Through the Air With V
Kailey Landrum, Bang the Drums with b

Morgan Turner, Choo Choo says the Train
Claire Whitley, Beat the Drum With B
Karen Killeavy, Roarrrr Goes the Tigerrrr
Rachel Fisher, Pop! Pop! Pop Popcorn!
Charity Glaze, Let's Listen to the Hummingbird at the Top of M!
Lauren Mitchell, D, d, d Says the Dribbling Ball
Janae Williams, Ssspray Your Sssilly Ssstring With S
Hannah Purtle, Yawning Y
Lindsay Sanford, Running Hard with H

Connally Harbarger, Nnnnnn, Goes the Boat Engine

Audrey Hurdlow, Riding a Rollercoaster with W

Lessons for teaching letter recognition

Lessons for teaching print concepts or phoneme manipulations


II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Lana Cooper, Yawning O
Connally Harbarger, Ahhhh, Said the Tired Boy

Jacquelyn Johnson, Uhhh, I'm Confused!
Allie Mosher, The Short Baby Cries W/a/!
Hannah Purtle, Open Wide and Say Aaaa

Jaime Preston, Uh...I Don't Know
Anna Dilworth, Icky Sticky I

Allie Black, Uhh, Can you repeat that?
Kailey Landrum, Sleepy, Yawning "ahhhhhh"

Courtney Boyd, "UHH??" Said Dug the Caveman
Claire Whitley, Grunt Like a Caveman, Uh, Uh, Uh
Karen Killeavy, Sad Babies Go "aaaa"
Rachel Fisher, Eric the Elephant
Lauren Mitchell, "Ah" says Groggy Scotty at the Doctor

Janae Williams, /u/ is the Ugly Yuck Face

Lindsay Sanford, Uhh, I'm Confused
Connally Harbarger, Ahhhh, Said the Tired Girl

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Katherine Joa, We Want YOU!

Catie Dennis, Aye, Aye Captain
Janel Ludlam, Leap and Say Wee
Morgan Turner, Aaaaaar Says the Pirate

Charity Glaze, Listen to the Rooster go ir-ir-ir-ir-IRRRRRR
Susan Jordan, The Owl went OO!
Audrey Hurdlow, I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for “I”ce Cream!

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks

Cherika Hudmon, Choo Choo Charlie

Lessons for teaching blending or spelling


III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading

Katherine Joa, Practice Makes Perfect
Lindsay Sanford, Fluent Lions
Lana Cooper, Say 'Aloha' to Fluency
Jaime Preston, The Fluency House
Morgan Turner, Fast as a Cheetah Fluency
Janel Ludlam, Fluency is TOADLY Awesome
Anna Dilworth, Climbing the Mountain of Fluency
Courtney Boyd, Be a Champ at Reading
Cherika Hudmon, Racing to Read
Jacquelyn Johnson, Monkeying Around With Fluency
Claire Whitley, Catching on to Fluency
Allie Black, Soaring Into the Sky With Fluency
Allie Mosher, Excellent Expert Readers
Karen Killeavy, Take a Trip to Fluency Land
Rachel Fisher, Fluent as a Plane
Catie Dennis, Now Boarding the Fluency Flight
Charity Glaze, On The Road to Fluency!
Lauren Mitchell, Wild About Fluency
Kailey Landrum, Fluent Reading is Fun!
Susan Jordan, Fun Fluency with Junie B. Jones
Janae Williams, Flourishing Into Fluency
Hannah Purtle, Fancy Fluency
Connally Harbarger, Wildly Learning Fluency

Audrey Hurdlow, Reading with Fluency is Sweet!

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

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly