A Race on the Lake
Students are introduced to the letter combination 'a_e' and the long /A/ sound. They use letterboxes to write 'a_e' words, paying close attention to the silent 'e' at the end of each word. They read aloud from a book with many long /A/ words.
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Nina Bonita: Culture and Beauty
Students read Nina Bonita by Ana Maria Machado. In this reading comprehension/ geography lesson, students recall various parts of the story and create a map of where the rabbit traveled throughout the story. They participate in group...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
A Speeding Rocket, a Shooting Star... It's a Racing Reader!
Prepare a gameboard and die-cut race cars to play a fun fluency game. Also create several flash cards to review the long /i/ sound. Then, model reading smoothly and with expression, emphasizing the importance of re-reading texts to...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plains
Students review the concept of vowel digraphs. They identify the digraph /ai/ in spoken language. After a brief discussion, students apply the rule for reading and spelling words containing the /ai/ digraph by creating a word chart.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts