Oh, Mud!

Before you Start

Purpose: Post  and read these statements with students to set a purpose for reading.

  1. I can use strategies to sound out words I don’t know.
  2. I can predict what will happen in the story.
  3. I can read to understand parts of the story.
  4. I can use the pictures after I read the words to help me understand what happens in the story.
  5. I can retell parts of a story.

Materials: Print the vowel letters in red or a different color from the consonants.

  1. Letter cards ( b, u, g, m, d, a, p, t, o, p, h, , t, r, u, n, s) or wipe-off board and marker
  2. Color copy of the book on the computer screen.
  3. Individual black and white copies of the book for the students.
  4. Sequence words (first, next, then, after that, finally) and connecting words (but, so, because).
  5. High-frequency words printed on cards or in sentence frames: oh, the, is, so, into, no, my