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Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Summer 2007

Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching letter recognition

Shannon Alexander, Magical Moon
Brigette Marsden, Precious Pigs
Jenna Landers, Ta-Ta-Timer
Hope Churchwell, D says Duh! Duh?
Ashley Boulware, Tick Tock T
Julie Smith, B B Bee!

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness

Jamie Johnson, The Icky Sticky Igloo
Bruce Murray, Sound the Foghorn
Glenna Neilson, Bum, Bum Beat the Drum
Whitney Wingo, Cat Nap
Vicki Burns, Huffing H
Cortney Winton, Aaaa! The Baby is Crying!
Heather Millington, Aaaaa! I'm at the Doctor
Kathryn Nebrig, Isabelle is Icky Sticky!

Lessons for teaching print concepts, segmentation, or blending

Brittany Smith, Caterpillar Blending

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels

Cortney Winton, Uhhh...What?
Brigette Marsden, Eeehhhhhhh, What Did You Say?
Jenna Landers, Ehhh! What'd ya say? Eeeggs
Hope Churchwell, /e/ in Eeeeeecchhoo!
Brittany Smith, Punch in the Stomach...uhhh
Ashley Boulware, Aaaaa Is for Short /a/
Heather Millington, Sun Fun
Whitney Wingo, Aaaaa! I'm at the Doctor
Jamie Johnson, Say Aaaaa for Apple
Shannon Alexander, Icky Sticky Goo
Kathryn Nebrig, Around the World With Bud the Sub
Julie Smith, Icky Sticky and Itty Bitty

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels

Glenna Neilson, I Scream for Ice Cream!

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks

Vicki Burns, Shhhh! I'm Hunting Wabbits!

Lessons for teaching spelling


III. Growing Independence & Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading

Brigette Marsden, Hurry, Off We Go!
Jenna Landers, Llliioonn vs. Lion
Hope Churchwell, Ready, Set, Go! Fluency Here We Come!
Brittany Smith, Fast Like a Rabbit
Heather Millington, Leaping With Fluency
Whitney Wingo, Run Away With Fluency
Jamie Johnson, Soaring High With Fluency
Ashley Boulware, Fast Fluent Readers
Shannon Alexander, Road Runner Reading
Kathryn Nebrig, Reading Like an Expert!
Julie Smith, Ready, Set, Read!

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

Vicki Burns, How Does This Make You Feel?
Glenna Neilson, Jump on the Expression Express
Cortney Winton, Let's Sail Far, Far Away