“Wild Readers” Decoding Skills Lesson Plan

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Set young readers on the path toward fluency with this phonemic awareness resource. Based on the award-winning children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, this instructional activity allows beginning readers to practice isolating phonemes and recognizing Dolch sight words, while also developing their reading comprehension skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Read the story as a whole class first, following up by performing this lesson with small groups of learners
  • If teaching this lesson with small groups, print out and laminate copies of slides, using a dry erase marker to record student responses to the different questions
  • Supplement picture cards to further support children with learning the phonemes and sight words in this lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • This lesson requires a class copy of the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, which can be found in your school or local public library
  • Note that the presentation referenced in the resource is not available as a PowerPoint file, but the slides are included as part of the lesson plan PDF file
  • Lesson focuses on teaching a specific set of phonemes and sight words
  • Offers adaptations for teaching the lesson to English language learners
  • Presentation slides include illustrations from the book Where the Wild Things Are
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