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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Blending with S Blends
Blending with S Blends
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Blending with S Blends
In this lesson, students use the visual of a blender to blend letters together to make smooth sounds they can identify independently.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fun With Blends
Fun With Blends
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Fun With Blends
Give your students the extra motivation they need to master consonant blends. Hook them in with this exciting lesson on the L blend. Expose them to beginning blends such as FL, SL, CL, GL, and BL.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sounding with Syllables
Sounding with Syllables
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Sounding with Syllables
If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Blending Sounds
Blending Sounds
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Blending Sounds
This is a great introductory lesson to teach about beginning blends. Kindergarten students will love learning all about how to blend consonants together while reading a hilarious story!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Ending Blends: Word Practice
Ending Blends: Word Practice
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Ending Blends: Word Practice
Make reading as fun as A-B-C and 1-2-3! Introduce your first grade students to ending blends such as NK, LK, NT, MP, and ND.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Rhyme and Writing
Rhyme and Writing
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Rhyme and Writing
Rhythm, reading, and writing make a perfect pair in poetry. Let your young writers practice these skills with the -at word family and common CVC words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Vowels Are Special
Vowels Are Special
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Vowels Are Special
In this fun alphabet-focused lesson plan, students will learn all about vowels! With a special focus on the letter A, this is a great way to help your students learn all about short vowel sounds. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **A-E-I-O-U** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Hungry for the Digraph Th
Hungry for the Digraph Th
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Hungry for the Digraph Th
This quirky lesson will have young readers hungry to identify three and four letter words containing the digraph "th" in Eric Carle's classic The Hungry Caterpillar.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Cooking Up Digraphs
Cooking Up Digraphs
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Cooking Up Digraphs
In this lesson, students take letter ingredients to cook up some digraphs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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All in a Word Family
All in a Word Family
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All in a Word Family
Practice making new words with your students as they learn about words in the -and word family.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
How Many Sounds Does A Make?
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How Many Sounds Does A Make?
Your students will learn all about the many sounds of the letter A in this vowel-focused lesson plan. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Vowel Hop** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Word Families
Short Vowel Word Families
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Short Vowel Word Families
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of short vowel word families and rhyming words to your kindergarten ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the All in a Word Family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Apples and Bananas
Apples and Bananas
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Apples and Bananas
Your students will love singing the classic song “Apples and Bananas” while learning all about long vowel sounds.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Word Families: Bake a Cake
Word Families: Bake a Cake
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Word Families: Bake a Cake
Let's bake a cake and take it to Jake. Kids will have fun discovering the -ake word family in this teacher-approved lesson on rhyming and vocabulary building.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Switch That Sound!
Switch That Sound!
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Switch That Sound!
Kindergarteners will learn how to make new words by changing the first letter of a familiar word. Watch students practice their reading, writing, and spelling skills in this lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Bake Me a Cake!
Bake Me a Cake!
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Bake Me a Cake!
Practice working with your students on long vowels, silent e, and word families in this fun -ake family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Word Family Fun Houses
Rhyming Word Family Fun Houses
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Rhyming Word Family Fun Houses
It's rhyme time! Students will color-code rhyming words and put each one in its “word family house” with this fun rhyming mini book and fill in the "stair steps" writing activity page.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Bugs On a Rug
Bugs On a Rug
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Bugs On a Rug
Which bugs go on the rug? In this bug-themed lesson, students will look for words that are similar and fit into the -ug word family! By the end of the lesson they will create their own bugs for their uniquely designed rugs!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Which Sound?
Which Sound?
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Which Sound?
Use a fun letter writing activity to help your students read and spell words containing -k and -ck endings.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
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Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tools for Tackling Words
Tools for Tackling Words
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Tools for Tackling Words
Sometimes looking inside a word can help determine the meaning just like using context clues! In this lesson, students will learn to use roots and affixes as clues to the meaning of a word.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice those Patterns
Practice those Patterns
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Practice those Patterns
Your students will love playing the classic game of bingo, with a twist to practice reading and spelling grade level word families.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Name Sort
Short Vowel Name Sort
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Short Vowel Name Sort
Short vowels can be found just about anywhere. One great place to look is inside your own classroom. In this lesson, students will enjoy going through the class list to sort the names of their peers based on short vowel sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Tricky Patterns
Tricky Patterns
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Tricky Patterns
Second graders will love choosing from their tricky word activity menu as they practice reading and spelling irregularly spelled sight words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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