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Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Fall 2006

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I. Emergent Literacy

Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Elizabeth Bell, Slinky Scaly Snakes
Allison Nall, M Is Magical
Jennifer Redd, MMM...Monkeys!
Kim Holzapfel, Hop To It
Natalie Tate, Big, Bad, b and d
Sarah Sullivan, Nice and Neat Mickey Mouse

Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Heather Lynch, Stick Out Your Tongue...and Say Ah!
Caitlin Clabby, Crying Students
Catherine Church, Get Your Mouth Examined
Stephanie Fleming, Got Gulp?
Jacob Johnson, Sssss - Slithers the Snake
Frazier Montiel, Icky I
Laci Rickard, Chuga Chuga Choo Choo
Ivy Hopkins, Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm! Yummm!
Melanie Smith, Alexander Said A-a-achoo
Jenn Miranda, Patti the Pig Pops Popcorn
Elizabeth Anne Odom, Slippery Sammy the Seal
Stephanie Broach, Tick-Tock Goes the Clock
Morgan Spires, Shine Those Shades!
Kristy Persson, Reading With a Punch
Elaine Sirota, Mmmm... Mommy Made Muffins!
Elizabeth Brinkley, Grabbing for Vowels
Tiffany Miller, Allie the Rat
Ashley Wild, Muffins Are Yummmmmy!
Marthe Schreitmueller, Say What?
Abby Smith, Sally Snake
Brittany Anne Hanie, Lizzy the Icky Sticky Piggy
Turneqois Mark, Can You Slither Like a Snake?
Jenna Gore, Sssssssss
Melanie Tew, Adam's Apples
Katie Anderson, Red Racer
Natalie Wingard, Listen Up!
Madelyn Wright, Opera Singers
Amy Crump, Icky Sticky Frog
Jessi Hodge, Iicky, Stiicky I
Jessi Haffarnan, I Love to Eat Apples!
Kincey Hicks, Pop, Pop, Popcorn
Lauren Beno, Itty Bitty Igloo

Lessons for teaching print concepts, segmentation, or blending

II. Beginning Reading

Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Caitlin Clabby, Icky Sticky Hands!
Jessi Hodge, Iicky, Stiicky, I
Abby Smith, Uh, Bugs!
Heather Lynch, Ew...That's Iiicky!
Laci Rickard, Appetizing Apples
Catherine Church, Lick Your Icky Sticky Fingers
Ivy Hopkins, Aaaaa! Scary!
Jenn Miranda, Casper the Cat
Elizabeth Bell, Lizzy the Icky Sticky Lizard
Stephanie Fleming, It's Icky, Icky Sticky!
Elizabeth Anne Odom, Egg-xtra e!
Stephanie Broach, The Creaky Door Says "ehhhh"
Kristy Persson, Wow! I Rock at Reading!
Jennifer Redd, A-A-A-Alligator, Open Wide!
Elizabeth Brinkley, Spotting Hidden Vowels
Tiffany Miller, Icky Sticky Tin Man
Frazier Montiel, Opera Singer /o/
Kim Holzapfel, Allie the Alligator
Natalie Tate, The Elephant and the Eskimo in the Elevator
Turneqois Mark, Icky Insect Is In Icky Sticky Ink
Katie Anderson, Icky Sticky
Jenna Gore, Fuzz Gets a Big Buzz!
Melanie Tew, It's O-o-o-obvious That You're Sick
Natalie Wingard, Icky Sticky Hands
Madelyn Wright, Trick or Treat Trickery
Amy Crump, Uh...Did I Do That?
Jessi Hodge, Aaaaaaa, Don’t Cry Baby
Sarah Sulllivan, The Scary Letter...aaaaaaaaaa!
Jessi Haffarnan, E-e-e-Extra-Ordinary

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Elaine Sirota, Mike Flies Kites
Melanie Smith, Wade Swayed at the Masquerade
Ashley Wild, A? Speak up, I can't hear you!
Marthe Schreitmueller, Spooky Sound

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Morgan Spires, Dge, Dge, Dge, Just Do It!
Jacob Johnson, Sh--It's Time to Be Quiet
Brittany Anne Hanie, I Like to Shuffle Along in My Shiny Shoes
Kincey Hicks, Shhhhhhh!
Lauren Beno, The Fish say "Shhh"

Lessons for teaching spelling
Allison Nall, Build It Up

III. Growing Independence & Fluency

Lessons for teaching faster reading
Caitlin Clabby, Ready . . . Set . . . Go!
Katie Anderson, We Need Speed!
Ivy Hopkins, Spooky Fluency
Jenn Miranda, Go, Speed Reader!
Laci Rickard, Read With Speed and Be in the Lead!
Catherine Church, Batter Up!
Elizabeth Bell, Ready, Set, Read Again!
Stephanie Fleming, Faster, Faster!
Elizabeth Anne Odom, You can call me...Speedy Gonzalez!
Allison Nall, Ready and Action! Reading Time!
Laci Rickard, Read With Speed and Be in the Lead!
Stephanie Broach, Racing Readers
Kristy Persson, Scoring a Goal With Fluency!
Elaine Sirota, Racing for Speed!
Jennifer Redd, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Elizabeth Brinkley, Aiming for Fluency
Tiffany Miller, Poof! Let's Become Fluent Readers
Jacob Johnson, Reread for Speed
Ashley Wild, As Fast As a Mouse!
Marthe Schreitmueller, The Fog Is Magic!
Kim Holzapfel, The Buzzing Bumblebee
Natalie Tate, Kites are Slow, Reading is Fast
Abby Smith, Climb to Faster Reading
Brittany Anne Hanie, I’m Bananas for Faster, Fluent Reading!
Turneqois Mark, Reading and Poetry Theatre
Melanie Tew, Fluency is Too Cool for School
Natalie Wingard, Speed Racers
Madelyn Wright, Race for Reading
Sarah Sullivan, Ready, Get Dressed...Read!
Jessi Hodge, Racy Readers
Lauren Beno, How Fast Can You Go?

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Heather Lynch, Did You Hear That? Sounded Like Fluency
Melanie Smith, Is That Expression in Your Voice, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Morgan Spires, Adding Expression!
Jessi Haffarnan, Watch Out!  We are Reading with Expression!
Jenna Gore, Monkey Reading
Amy Crump, If You’re Happy and You Know it... Show Us with Expression!
Kincey Hicks, Let's Read With Expression!

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly
Frazier Montiel, Don't Say a Word!

IV. Reading to Learn

Lessons for teaching summarization
Caitlin Clabby, Tell Me All About It!
Catherine Church, Let's Really Sum It Up!
Jenn Miranda, Let's Sum It All Up!
Elizabeth Bell, Ready… Set… Sum!
Stephanie Fleming, Summarization Superstars
Elizabeth Anne Odom, Summarization Safari
Laci Rickard, Ready, Set, Summarize!
Elaine Sirota, What Did I Just Read?
Allison Nall, Summarizing Summer
Jennifer Redd, What's the Point?
Elizabeth Brinkley, Pigging Out on Reading Comprehension
Tiffany Miller, Let's Summarize
Jacob Johnson, Just Get to the Good Part
Marthe Schreitmueller, Remember What's Important!
Frazier Montiel, Get the Facts!
Kim Holzapfel, Sum It Up!
Turneqois Mark, It Said What? Learning Through Readings
Amy Crump, Short and Sweet
Jessi Hodge, Summarize Successfully!
Sarah Sullivan, What's It All About?
Kincey Hicks, Let's Find the Main Ideas!
Lauren Beno, Learning About Lemurs--A Summarization

Lessons for teaching visualization
Heather Lynch, Can You See It?
Ivy Hopkins, What Do You See?
Stephanie Broach, Movies in Your Mind
Morgan Spires, A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, But a Word Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures!
Ashley Wild, Making a Movie in Our Mind
Natalie Tate, Do You See What I See?
Abby Smith, Can You See It?
Katie Anderson, Picture This!
Melanie Tew, Do You See What I See?

Lessons for teaching children to ask or answer questions
Melanie Smith, To Question or Not to Question?
Kristy Persson, The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Reading
Jessi Haffarnan:  Reading to Teach:  What Are We Reading For Again?
Jenna Gore, What Is Going On?
Madelyn Wright, The 5 W's

Lessons for teaching children about story grammar
Brittany Anne Hanie, The Wild Things Like it Quiet
Natalie Wingard, What an Adventure!