Research-Based Lessons From Preservice Teachers
Auburn University
Summer 2009

Return to the Reading Genie

I. Emergent Literacy
Lessons for teaching phoneme awareness
Charlotte Livingston, Iggy the Iguana is Itchy!
Leah Impastato, Hamilton the Panting Hound Dog
Ashley Anderson, Angry Ants and Their Adventure Across Arizona
Megan Ledbetter, Golfing on the Green
Sloan Clifton, Seven Snails Are Silly
Laura Dean, Learn About Sammy the Snake With S
Lauren Leach, Let's Chug With CH
Jenni Prescott, Huffing and Puffing to Help Harry Home
Claire Simpson, Let's Go Slither With Sammy the Snake
Cindy Garrett, Bursting Bubbles to Make the Blue Blob
Jessica Higgins, Rambling Rabbits Make /a/'s
Erin Hale, Ticking the Time With T

Courtney Davis, Chug Along ch
Pamela Gaddis, Bees Buzz Buzz Buzz
Anna Lancaster, Listen for Your Heartbeat
Amanda Harry, Zoey Goes Buzz Buzz
Rachel Greer, Buzz With Bees Using Zs
Kathleen Griffin, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick? Boom! Dynamite!
Jessica Penny, Put, Put, Put Goes the Go-Cart
Allison Bragg, Let's Bounce With B's!
Brooke Whitlock, Popping Popcorn With P
Lindsay Phillips, Fixing Flats With F
Elise Schupp, Flapping Flag F
Kristen Baumgartel, Zora the Zippy Zebra
Jeannie Pearman, Slimy Snakes Say "Ssssss"
Amanda Godbee, J-J-J Jumbo Jellyfish!
Rachael Sealy, Sheep Ride in a Jeep With the Letter E

Lessons for teaching letter recognition
Megan Lee, Maggie's Marbles

Lessons for teaching print concepts, segmentation, or blending

II. Beginning Reading
Lessons for teaching decoding with short vowels
Laura Dean, Eating Our Way Through an Apple with /a/, /a/, /a/, /a/
Claire Simpson, Uhh, Has Uncle Jud Seen My Ugly Umbrella?
Jessica Higgins, Isabella's Sticky Icky Iguana Kicks!
Amanda Godbee, Eh? Did You Say Elephant?
Cindy Garrett, Clean Up the Pacific Baaagging Pirates
Anna  Lancaster, Eh? Speak Up!
Rachel Greer, A Doctor's Operation
Kathleen Griffin, Singing O-O-O-O (Ah!) at the Opera!
Allison Bragg, Uhh, But My Umbrella!
Lauren Leach, Red-Headed Ellie Puts an Egg in Her Belly
Pamela Gaddis, Uncle Um Like His Umbrella
Megan Lee, Getting Icky Sticky With Short i

Lessons for teaching decoding with long vowels and other vowels
Ashley Anderson, Eagles Eat Electric Eels Easily
Kristen Baumgartel, It's All About U
Sloan Clifton, It's a Shame That Sometimes A Needs and E to Say Its Name!
Jeannie Pearman, Race to Say A
Charlotte Livingston, Uh Oh, Boa Ripped His Coat!

Courtney Davis, Wee With EE!
Brooke Whitlock, Oh, Oh, It's Magic!
Jenni Prescott, Can a Snake Bake a Cake?
Rachael Sealy, Take a Ride With Frog, Toad, and Long O

Lessons for teaching decoding with consonant digraphs and other chunks
Leah Impastato, Shhh . . . Says Sheila the Short Librarian
Megan Ledbetter, Ch, Ch, Ch, Choo Choo
Erin Hale, Tell the Fish to Shush
Amanda Harry, The Choo Choo Train
Jessica Penny, Thump, Thump, Thump Says Thinking Thumper
Lindsay Phillips, "Chug-a" Goes the Choo-Choo
Elise Schupp, Wrapping It Up With wr

Lessons for teaching spelling

III. Growing Independence & Fluency
Lessons for teaching faster reading with automatic word recognition
Courtney Davis, Smooth Sailing
Cindy Garrett, Speeding With Fluency
Amanda Harry, Racing to Read Fluently
Ashley Anderson, Smooth Sailing
Sloan Clifton, Leaping Toward Fluency
Claire Simpson, Sailing to Smooth and Speedy Reading
Kathleen Griffin, Fishing for Fluency
Kristen Baumgartel, Reading Is Fun: Partner Reading for Fluency
Erin Hale, Race Down the Track With Fluency
Elise Schupp, Worming Our Way Through Speedy Reading
Jessica Penny, Mountain Climbers Read Fast!
Anna Lancaster, Sailing to Success
Amanda Godbee, Fluency for Fun
Rachael Sealy, Slither Into Reading With Snakes
Jeannie Pearman, Let's Go on a Reading Fluency Safari!
Lindsay Phillips, The Race Is On!
Leah Impastato, Galloping to Fluency
Rachel Greer, Really Rockin' Readers
Charlotte Livingston, Lightning McQueen Makes It to the Finish Line!
Brooke Whitlock, Deep Into Reading
Allison Bragg, Ready, Set, Read!
Jenni Prescott, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Jessica Higgins, 1 2 3 Blastoff With Reading!
Megan Ledbetter, Leaping Into Fluency
Laura Dean, Ready, Set, Read
Megan Lee, World Series Reading

Lessons for teaching smoother, better phrased, or more expressive reading
Pamela Gaddis, The Fluency Buzz
Lauren Leach, Fabulous Readers Focus on Fluency!

Lessons for teaching children to read silently or voluntarily and avidly