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Pete The Cat Literacy Lesson Plans

I’ve witnessed many trends over my thirty some years of teaching and the balanced literacy framework was one of the most profound for me.  It encompassed the way I felt reading should be taught.    All our lesson plans are based on this model. Read Aloud Every lesson begins with a read aloud, in this …

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I Wanna Iguana Literacy Lesson Plans

Access Literacy Unit Now! This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “I Wanna Iguana” by Karen Kaufman Orloff.  This lesson plan is part of a nine-week program (or longer) to meet the majority of the Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten curriculum outcomes within a  balanced literacy approach.   Access the Complete Literacy Program Shared Reading With Emergent …

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Green Eggs and Ham Literacy Lesson Plans

This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. This unit is part of a complete program that was intentionally designed to meet the majority of the language arts core curriculum outcomes. Access This Theme Here Access Complete Unit Here Emergent Readers Used for Shared Reading Shared Reading Follow-Up …

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Hands Are Not For Hitting Literacy Lesson Plans

Access This Literacy Unit Now!  This specific unit uses “Hands Are Not for Hitting” by Martine Agassi, which is part of a complete program for meeting the majority of the curriculum outcomes using the “Guided Reading, Alphabet Sight Words Literacy Program“.  All lesson plans are developed around a balanced literacy framework, which has proven to …

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Mouse Paint, Go Away Big Green Monster Literacy

This unit is part of an entire literacy program “Guided Reading, Alphabet and Sight Words Literacy Program”. All learning outcomes are based on related literature selections.  In this mini-unit the literature selections “Mouse Paint, Go Away Big Green Monster and The Nose Book” are used to successfully introduce key learning outcomes. Access Complete Literacy Program …

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Pre-K Curriculum

Reading Readiness for Pre-K The Kinderplans program includes activities that focus on developing these skills Research has shown that students who become readers are able to complete assessments successfully that include the skills outlined below.  It is important that students be systematically taught these skills within daily instructional time. Phonemic and Phonological Awareness Phonological and …

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