The Napping House

K - 2nd

Students explore the concept of "wondering." They "wonder" what various objects in a bag are, read the book, "The Napping House" and wonder what will happen next, and create a multimedia slide for a different book.

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Students practice the skills of sight recognition, rereading decodable text and repeated readings to become more fluent in reading. They assess flash cards with sight words on them and the book, "The Napping House," by Audrey Wood to assist them with their task for this lesson.

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Learners practice the strategies of phonemes and digraphs dealing with the correspondence "ou"=/ow/ in both spoken and written words. They listen as the book The Napping House by Audrey Wood is read to them and then they interact with Elkonin letter boxes.

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