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Sight Words 2
Sight Words 2
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 2
In kindergarten, kids are piecing together all the words and letters they can decode in order to build stronger reading fluency. This is why their understanding of sight words, or commonly occurring words, is so important. This guided lesson familiarizes first graders with the sight words they will most frequently encounter in texts, boosting their decoding and comprehension skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Let's Read It With Expression!
Let's Read It With Expression!
Lesson Plan
Let's Read It With Expression!
Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Information
Comparing Information
Guided Lesson
Comparing Information
Learning how to read fluently includes more than just piecing letters together to form words. Kids also have to read from left to right and notice spacing between words. Help your child become a fluent reader by tackling these skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Guided Lesson
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The letters G, B and E are heavily featured in the classic tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". This guided lesson uses the story to teach the letters G, B and E in a focused and fun narrative format. Using a story kids most already know gives them a leg up on letter recognition and boosts reading confidence. Don't miss the accompanying printables that can extend learning opportunities.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Guided Lesson
The Three Little Pigs
This guided lesson in the letters P, W and N will help kids to identify the letters, and also reinforces the sound that each letter makes. The classic story of The Three Little Pigs provides important context for learning these three letters, in addition to a fun, narrative environment in which to learn them. Don't miss out on the accompanying printables below.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
One Fish, Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish
Lesson Plan
One Fish, Two Fish
This wacky lesson combines math and reading practice with a Dr. Seuss classic and some fun online games.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Lion and the Rat
The Lion and the Rat
Guided Lesson
The Lion and the Rat
In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K. Kids are guided through the classic children's story of The Lion and the Rat, with an accompanying curriculum that targets each child's understanding of the unique sounds these letters make. Seeing the letters in a fun, engaging environment also reinforces the letter recognition skills crucial for early readers.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
How the Camel Got His Hump
How the Camel Got His Hump
Guided Lesson
How the Camel Got His Hump
Does your child know the story "How the Camel Got His Hump"? If she does, she might also know the letters C, H and Z! This guided lesson uses the famous story of the camel to teach the letter C, H and Z. Not only does this boost letter recogntion and phonics skills, but working with a familiar story can give confidence to early readers.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 1
Sight Words 1
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 1
Sight words, common words that help kids build reading fluency, are an important part of the kindergarten curriculum.This guided lesson introduces kids to the sight words and, at, he, on, it, like, go, the, to, you, of, and said. Kids are tasked with identifying the words and understanding the sound that each word makes. Check out the accompanying worksheets at the end of the lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
My First Book
My First Book
Lesson Plan
My First Book
Help your kids write their own book by giving them an introduction to some new sight words. Students will increase their confidence while building their vocabulary.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Stories
Comparing Stories
Guided Lesson
Comparing Stories
Students will start to build their reading comprehension and story recognition abilities with this stories lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Worksheet
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Help your students practice reading fluently with this passage with exactly 100 words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Shadow
My Shadow
Guided Lesson
My Shadow
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
My Reading Checklist
My Reading Checklist
Worksheet
My Reading Checklist
Help your kindergarten students practice good reading habits by using this handy reading checklist.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Segmenting 1
Segmenting 1
Guided Lesson
Segmenting 1
This guided lesson builds upon kindergarteners' understanding of consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC words. Exercises teach kids how to spell CVC words, in addition to understanding how to pronounce each segment of the word. As children learn to swap out individual letters within words, they will build important phonemic fluency. Don't forget to check out our CVC word printables for further practice.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Silent E 1
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Anansi and the Turtle
Anansi and the Turtle
Guided Lesson
Anansi and the Turtle
"Anansi and the Turtle", a popular story for boys and girls, gives kids a chance to practice the letters A, T, Y and O in this guided lesson. Kids will practice both alphabet and phonics skills, as they work on identifying these letters in the story and understanding the sounds they represent. Targeted practice such as this helps with retention of these skills, as preschoolers begin their journey towards reading mastery.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
Activity
Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Punctuation & Prosody
Punctuation & Prosody
Lesson Plan
Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Short E 1
Short E 1
Guided Lesson
Short E 1
Vowels make more than one sound! Recognizing letters is a crucial skill for early readers. Recognizing the sounds they make is the next step. Help your child become a fluent reader and speaker with this short E lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Smooth Reading #1
Smooth Reading #1
Worksheet
Smooth Reading #1
Help your students with their reading fluency using this fun worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sight Words
Sight Words
Lesson Plan
Sight Words
Use this fun lesson plan to practice identifying common sight words and rhyming words with your el's. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Reading Fluency

Learning to read is no easy task: It involves a complex set of other skills that take time to refine. Never fear -- we’re here to help! Take a look at our reading fluency materials, packed with everything from your ABCs all the way up to parts of speech and storytelling. If your child is a little stumped when it comes to reading fluency, we’ve got everything you need to get up to speed.