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Alphabet Run

Learn the English alphabet

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VideoVideotime to complete10 mins

Help students learn letter names from this video and review the uppercase and lowercase letters in the following activities.
Phase 1
Letter Knowledge

Letter Review

Review the letters K & G

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ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Review the alphabet introduction lesson first so students can find the missing letters.
Phase 1
Letter Knowledge

Letter Review

Review the letters L & R

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ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Review the alphabet introduction lesson first so students can find the missing letters.
Phase 1
Letter Knowledge

Predict the Topic

Explore book cover to predict the topic

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ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Support students to make a connection between the cover illustration and the title.
Phase 1
Inferences & Predictions, Phonological Awareness

Letter Sounds

Learn to make the L & R sounds

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VideoVideotime to complete10 mins

Use multisensory cues to help students remember letter sounds.
Phase 1
Multisensory Strategies, Speech Articulation

Sounds in Words

Listen for and work with sounds in words

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ActivityActivitytime to complete15 mins

Work with students on three different tasks for phonological awareness. Focus on the sounds and not letters.
Phase 1
Building Vocabulary, High-Frequency Words, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Phonological Awareness

High-Frequency Words

Learn and practice high-frequency words

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ActivityActivitytime to complete15 mins

It is important to learn and practice high-frequency words with context examples. Research suggests students recognize words faster when they understand their meaning.
Phase 1
Building Vocabulary, Grammar, High-Frequency Words

Guided Reading

Read the book together

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BookBooktime to complete20 mins

Observe students to see if they are pointing to the words as they say them (speech-to-print match). After a guided reading, you can break students into pairs and have them read the book to each other. Walk around the room and check the progress of each student, correcting errors as necessary.
Phase 1
Phonics, Phonological Awareness, Reading Comprehension

Word Sort

Sort the words by their beginning sounds

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ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Remind students of multisensory cues if they are not sure.
Phase 1
Building Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness

Predict the Topic

Explore book cover to predict the topic

featured image

ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Support students to make a connection between the cover illustration and the title.
Phase 1
Inferences & Predictions, Phonological Awareness

Letter Sounds

Learn to make the K & G sounds

featured image

VideoVideotime to complete10 mins

Use multisensory cues to help students remember letter sounds.
Phase 1
Multisensory Strategies, Speech Articulation

Sounds in Words

Listen for and work with sounds in words

featured image

ActivityActivitytime to complete15 mins

Work with students on three different tasks for phonological awareness. Focus on the sounds and not letters.
Phase 1
Building Vocabulary, High-Frequency Words, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Phonological Awareness

High-Frequency Words

Learn and practice high-frequency words

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ActivityActivitytime to complete15 mins

It is important to learn and practice high-frequency words with context examples. Research suggests students recognize words faster when they understand their meaning.
Phase 1
Building Vocabulary, Grammar, High-Frequency Words

Guided Reading

Read the book together

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BookBooktime to complete20 mins

Observe students to see if they are pointing to the words as they say them (speech-to-print match). After a guided reading, you can break students into pairs and have them read the book to each other. Walk around the room and check the progress of each student, correcting errors as necessary.
Phase 1
Phonics, Phonological Awareness, Reading Comprehension

Word Sort

Sort the words by their beginning sounds

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ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Show students how to check for vibrations if they are not sure: If students have any mistakes help them contrast the /k/ and /g/ sounds using the multisensory cues for feeling vibrations (/k/ does not vibrate, /g/ does vibrate).
Phase 1
Building Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness

Letter Review

Review the letters T & D

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ActivityActivitytime to complete10 mins

Review the alphabet introduction lesson first so students can find the missing letters.
Phase 1
Letter Knowledge