Research-Based Lessons From Preservice Teachers
Auburn University

Summer 2008
Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Jana Bell, Doctor, Do You Hear the Heartbeat?
Mandy Coker, Whining, Whistling Whales
Laura Gibson, Silly Sammy Snake
Megan Mitchell, Miley the Monkey
Ashley Roy, Picture Perfect Popcorn
Ashley Wilkins, The Bumble Bee
Barbie Wilson, Sally the Slithering Snake
Candace Goodwin, Bouncing B's
Cierra Haslam, P is for Pumpkin
Melinda Hardin, Zig, Zag, and Zooming to the Zoo
Amanda Merkel, Please Play With Peter Puppy!

Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Sarah Abbott, Bumbling Bees and Double Doozies
Kari Cleveland, Bop, Hop, and Pop
Lauren Mitchum, Hungry, Hungry Howie
Kathleen Pease, "B"ee Is the Best!
Jessica Williams, Zoie the Bumble Bee Says ZZZzzz
Lauren Dooley, Popcorn Popping Everywhere!
Grace Jensen, BBBBear and DDDDogs All Around!
Courtney Norgren, Can't Bake Brownies Without B
Tabetha Rape, Busy b and Dizzy d
Pamela Bailey, T-T-T-Tapping Turtle

Lessons for teaching print concepts, segmentation, or blending

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Cierra Haslam, Icky Sticky
Grace Jensen, Andy the Alligator
Tabetha Rape, Aaaaa! Watch Out for That Crazy Cat!
Lauren Dooley, Cry Like a Baby
Mandy Coker, Inside the Igloo
Laura Gibson, Edgar Elephant
Barbie Wilson, Icky Sticky Hands
Ashley Roy, Emily the Excellent Elephant
Courtney Norgren, Alice Always Asks for Apples
Pamela Bailey, Uhh, I Don't Know
Candace Goodwin, A-a-a-a-a A-a-a-a-a Choo
Lauren Mitchum, O-O-O-Offense
Kari Cleveland, Ughhhhh, I Can't Ever Remember!
Amanda Merkel, Hug a Bug

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Melinda Hardin, Who Wants Ice Cream?
Ashley Wilkins, Brown Cow

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Sarah Abbott, Mom Says: Shh!
Jana Bell, C is Excellent So Let's Celebrate!
Megan Mitchell, Chuck the Chipmunk
Jessica Williams, Shhh! Sherry Is Sleeping
Kathleen Pease, Chicks Say Chirp, Chirp, Chirp!

Lessons for teaching spelling

III. Growing Independence and Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading
Lauren Dooley, 3, 2, 1 . . .  Read!
Laura Gibson, Speeding for Reading
Megan Mitchell, He Reads, He Shoots, He Reads Fluently, and the Crowd Goes Wild!
Ashley Roy, Fast Flying Fluency
Candace Goodwin, Smooth Sailing Through Reading
Grace Jensen, Va Va Voom Into Independence and Fluency
Mandy Coker, Going, Going, Gone!
Tabetha Rape, Let's Go, Reading!
Jessica Williams, Get Ready and Read!
Barbie Wilson, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Lauren Mitchum, Racing to Become Fluent Readers
Ashley Wilkins, Up and Away With Reading
Sarah Abbott, Up, Up, and Away With Reading
Pamela Bailey, 3-2-1 Blast Off With Reading
Kari Cleveland, Ready . . . Set . . . Read!
Melinda Hardin, Balloons Floating Through the Clouds
Cierra Haslam, Zooming Into Reading
Courtney Norgren, Flying Through Reading
Kathleen Pease, Let's Read With Some Speed!

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Jana Bell, Hop on the Expression Express
Amanda Merkel, Expression?!?! Where?!?!

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly