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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 2: Bedtime Tales

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A unit covering second-grade skills reviews 16 letter-sound correspondences, tricky words, and punctuation. Readers provide context for examining story elements, and pupils participate in close reading and write narratives retelling a...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 1: The Cat Bandit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
For twenty-two lessons over five weeks, scholars practice sound-spelling correspondence, spelling patterns, tricky words, and reading decodable text. Assessments aid in small group formation and gauge comprehension. Lessons begin with a...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

First Grade Skills Unit 3

For Teachers 1st Standards
Four weeks, 19 lessons—this unit covers five new vowel spelling patterns, tricky words, spellings, verb tenses, reading fables and exploring the writing process. Lessons offer review, an introduction to the concept, skills practice,...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

First Grade Skills Unit 1

For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders participate in skills practice with 32 lessons focusing on sound-spelling correspondence—sound combinations, consonant digraphs, double letter sounds, tricky spellings, and words. Lessons begin with a warm-up, review and...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 2

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergarteners practice prewriting skills in a 10-day unit.  Young scholars blend sounds and syllables, build shapes with playdough, write shapes on paper, and trace their names.
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 3

For Teachers K Standards
A 14-day unit focuses on letter-sound correspondence. Each day explores a different new letter and its spelling. Scholars participate in activities, practice hand motions for blending, complete worksheets, and do a reading assessment. 
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 4

For Teachers K Standards
Fifteen lessons make up a unit that focuses on letter-sound correspondence. Beginning readers examine letters and their sounds. Scholars complete a review, an engaging activity, watch teacher modeling, and practice concepts. Lessons are...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 5

For Teachers K Standards
A unit designed for kindergarteners builds letter-sound correspondence in preparation for reading. Over four weeks, young scholars build proficiency in recognizing and matching the sound of 9 letters. They take that knowledge to read a...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 6

For Teachers K Standards
Throughout 15 lessons, scholars explore four and five-sound and rhyming words, closely examining initial and final consonant sounds, and begin reading the text independently. Each lesson follows a similar routine; an introduction to...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 7

For Teachers K Standards
A unit consists of seventeen lessons that examine six new consonant digraphs. Lessons review past concepts, introduce sounds and spelling, and offer differentiated instruction in small groups. Learners begin reading a decodable story and...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 8

For Teachers K Standards
A unit introduces 14 double-letter spellings for consonant sounds and seven tricky high-frequency words. Over four weeks, young scholars participate in daily spelling and word reviews, guided practice, and complete skills practice....
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Kindergarten Skills Unit 9

For Teachers K Standards
This unit explores uppercase letters and tricky high-frequency words. Over 23 lessons, scholars review decodable and high-frequency words, examine and practice writing uppercase letters, and work with a new tricky high-frequency word....
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Printables
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Kiz Club

Alphabet Mini Books

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Put together mini books for every letter of the alphabet! Provided here are printables for all 26 letters that each contain eight pages for kids to color in and write on. Directions are provided at the top of the first page of each...
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Lesson Plan
Florida Center for Reading Research

Phoneme Split and Say

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Little ones are provided with all the tools needed to begin segmenting phonemes. There are twenty Elkonin box picture cards, five blank Elkonin box cards, and full instructions on how to help pre-readers practice splitting and saying...
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Florida Center for Reading Research

Letter Recognition: Poetry Pen

For Teachers K - 1st
It's always nice to have a great idea and all the tools to make it happen. The class can use these nursery rhyme and alphabet cards to teach each other letter recognition and letter sound correspondence. There is a full set of alphabet...
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Activity
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Florida Center for Reading Research

Letter-Sound Dominoes

For Teachers K - 1st
What do dominoes and phonemes have in common? Quite a bit in this engaging phonics game! Each domino has a letter on one side and an image on the other. Everything you need is here; partners place the starting domino on the table then...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

ABC It's as Easy as 1-2-3!

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Help readers explore initial letter sounds. They will choose a letter of the alphabet and create a page for a classroom "ABC" book. They will write down various words that begin with their assigned letter and draw a picture to go in the...
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Curated OER

Mouse Mess

For Teachers K
Scholars practice rhyming and phonemic awareness using trade books and poetry. They will listen to the book Mouse Mess several times throughout the week, identifying rhyming words, and matching words that begin with the same sound. Then...
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Printables
Curriculum Corner

Summer Build-a-Word Puzzles

For Students K - 1st Standards
Help beginning learners build words from sounds right before summer with a set of build-a-word puzzles. The 17-page packet comes with 45 beach-themed word puzzles.
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Curriculum Corner

Beginning Letter Mats

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Sixteen colorful images make up a phonics instructional activity focusing on initial sounds. Scholars name engaging images and identify what letter the word begins with.    
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Unit Plan
Texas Center for Learning Disabilities

Second-Grade Explicit Intervention

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Unfortunately, not all students learn to read at the same pace, but with the help of this resource, you can ensure that they all receive the support they need to reach this important goal. Comprised of short literacy activities, these...
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Unit Plan
Texas Center for Learning Disabilities

First-Grade Intervention

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Learning how to read is a big challenge for young learners, but this series of lessons provides them with the extra support they need to succeed. With each lesson following the a clearly outlined format, children are introduced to new...
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Assessment
Texas Center for Learning Disabilities

Teacher Templates

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Letter by letter, sound by sound, monitor the growth of your emergent readers with these assessment templates. Adaptable to the needs of individual students, these one-on-one assessments focus on children's ability to identify letters...
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Lesson Plan
Penn State

Early Childhood Education Lesson Plan for Good Night, Good Knight

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The book Good Night, Good Knight is the inspiration for this plan. Learners get into small groups to search for words in books that begin with their names and fill out and illustrate their own personal letter and name pages.