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Lesson Plans (15) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (6) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (16) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Learning Assets (1)


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Read Well Letter Chant Podcast
Description: This lesson guides students through creating a Podcast that provides video and audio of the Read Well Letter Chant.   Students take pictures of the cards and record the chant to go along with the cards.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K - 3), or English Language Arts (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Word a Day
Description: Word a Day allows students to develop a bank of sight words that are meaningful to them. Each student picks words to add to his/her individual word bank. The teacher can specify particular categories or let the student choose any word. The student then finds a picture or symbol to illustrate each word using a variety of resources.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom     
Description: Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse     
Description: Adapting the song '' A-Hunting We Will Go,'' students put a whale in a pail and even '' take a little bear and hug it if we dare.''
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Teaching Short-Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes     
Description: Through the contrast of short-vowel patterns and use of Dr. Seuss rhymes, students apply their knowledge of vowel sounds in reading and spelling new words.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Stop Signs, McDonald's, and Cheerios: Writing With Environmental Print     
Description: Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Word Sorts for Beginning and Struggling Readers     
Description: Students are introduced to short-vowel word families and learn to sort words alone and with a partner using the Word Family Sort activity.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Dr. Seuss's Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling     
Description: Boom! Br-r-ring! Cluck! Moo!?Everywhere you turn, you find exciting sounds. Students use these sounds to write their own poems based on Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Learning About Word Families with Click, Clack, Moo      
Description: Using text from Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type as shared readings, first-grade students learn word families and how to decode new words in a word family.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Bingo! Using Environmental Print to Practice Reading     
Description: The game Bingo is transformed in this lesson in which students use symbols and images to make connections to environmental print through the use of personalized Bingo cards.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Getting the ig in Pig: Helping Children Discover Onset and Rime     
Description: Students will need their language-building hard hats as they construct words using onset and rime, building vocabulary and phonics comprehension.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Word Study with Henry and Mudge      
Description: Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2,3



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose     
Description: Watch Mother Goose work her magic! This lesson uses nursery rhymes to help emergent readers remember the letters and their sounds and identify word chunks.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: What's in a Name? Teaching Concepts of Letter and Word     
Description: In this recurring activity, the process of choosing a helper for the day becomes a literacy activity, with the helper's name as a starting place for reading and writing.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: ReadWriteThink Picture Match
Digital Tool: Picture Match Interactive
Digital Tool Description:  The Picture Match interactive is designed to give new readers practice with identifying beginning-letter and short- and long-vowel sounds through a fun, simple game.


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BEAT MY TIME
Overview:
This activity is a sight word relay.  The teacher and students read, spell, read the sight words.  The teacher times the students as they read the words.  Each student gets a chance to BEAT their TIME reading the words.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Kindergarten Phonics Phonemic Awareness
http://www.actionfac...
This site has activities and lessons for identifying phonemes as same and different.

Podcasts


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YouTube: Let's Start Smart
http://www.youtube.c...
These YouTube videos are of someone singing a jazzy version of the ABCs song as the letters are shown.

Informational Materials


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Blend Sounds Into One Syllable Words
http://online.edfac....
A step by step guide to teaching one syllable words.

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Reading Three Letter Words
http://www.dorbooks....
This site includes instructions and an activity for adding consonants to the end of two-letter blends to build three-letter words.

Interactives/Games


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Recognize Blends
http://www.sadlier-o...
Students are asked to find the blend that matches the picture.

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Starfall - ABC Index
http://www.starfall....
Starfall is an interactive website that provides valuable information about alphabet, letter sounds, upper/lower case letters, long/short vowel sounds, beginning ending sounds, letter blends, sight words, and other pre-reading activities. The "ABC Index" illustrates and sounds out letters of the alphabet.

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Funbrain - What's the Word
http://www.funbrain....
Funbrain is a website that contains activities and games with numbers and words. "What's the Word" allows students to match pictures of objects to words.

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Word Sort
http://www.readwrite...
Student sort words by vowel sounds. Students can print a paper copy of the word sort after they have completed it.

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Coconut Vowels
http://www.abcya.com...
Students use hand-eye coordination with spelling skills to interact with vowels spelling game.

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ABC Memory Match
http://www.abcya.com...
Students will play a memory game matching alphabet cards.

Learning Activities


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Using Word Sorts
http://www.trcabc.co...
This resource provides information for teachers on how to create word sorts.

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Phonics Activity Sheets
http://www.beenleigs...
This site provides activities with c-v-c words.

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ABC Teach
http://www.abcteach....
The ABC Teach directory provides activity sheets for students learning to identify vowel sounds and cononant sounds.

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Blend Sounds Into One Syllable Words
http://online.edfac....
A step by step guide to teaching one syllable words.

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Recognize Blends
http://www.sadlier-o...
Students are asked to find the blend that matches the picture.

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Reading Three Letter Words
http://www.dorbooks....
This site includes instructions and an activity for adding consonants to the end of two-letter blends to build three-letter words.

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Consonants and Two Letter Blends
http://www.dorbooks....
This site includes instructions and an activity for combining consonants with vowels to make two-letter blends.

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Starfall - Learn to Read
http://www.starfall....
Starfall is an interactive website that provides valuable information about alphabet, letter sounds, upper/lower case letters, long/short vowel sounds, beginning ending sounds, letter blends, sight words, and other pre-reading activities. "Learn to Read" is a directory of phonics activities including letter blends (sh, wh, th, ch) and initial and final sounds.

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Dolch Sight Word Activities
http://www.learningb...
This site offers many resources for teaching Dolch sight words.

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The School Bell - High Frequency Words
http://www.theschool...
Printable worksheets, assessment forms, word cards, etc. on Dolch Lists #1-11.

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Free Reading - Phonological Awareness
http://www.free-read...
Picture cards to use teaching beginning sounds

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Kids Pages - Flashcards
http://www.kids-page...
This Web site contains 68 flashcards with vocabulary and pictures for different categories of words.

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Initial Letter Sounds
http://lesson-plans-...
Provides activities introducing letter-sound association and initial letter sounds.

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ABC Teach - Matching Alphabet Cards
http://www.abcteach....
This is a pdf of pictures and matching alphabet letters.

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Starfall - Cut Up/Take Home Books
http://www.starfall....
"Cut Up/Take Home Books" offers stories to that may be printed. The same stories are read aloud on the "Learn to Read" section of Starfall.

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Funbrain - What's the Word
http://www.funbrain....
Funbrain is a website that contains activities and games with numbers and words. "What's the Word" allows students to match pictures of objects to words.

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