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Lesson Plans (10) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Interactives/Games (7) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (9) 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 (2)


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Vocabulary Magic
Description: This lesson will take words that are unknown to students and teach students how to determine their meanings. This will help open up the world of reading to students.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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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: 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: Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds     
Description: Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes     
Description: Whether you sing or recite familiar nursery rhymes in this standard lesson, students will learn how to create and categorize words that have similar endings.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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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



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Student of the Day: Create Sound/Letter Understanding With Names     
Description: Name games make learning letters fun and interactive in this lesson where students get to know more about each other as they spell out their classmates names.
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: 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: 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



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Riddle Me This: Combining Problem Solving and 'R' Controlled Words.
Digital Tool: Doodle Buddy
Digital Tool Description: Doodle Buddy is a drawing app that allows users to draw, use stamps, images, and add text. 


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Title: Race to Win - Do You Know the Words?
Digital Tool: Bluster! App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: This app allows students to work alone or with others to practice important word skills such as rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives and more. 


ALEX Podcasts


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The Case of the Missing Prefix
Overview:
This podcast is the third in a series to teach grammar topics. The prefix episode teaches students to identify prefixes through a search around the classroom for the missing prefix.


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Let's Play Count the Syllables
Overview:
In this podcast, students practice breaking words into syllables by clapping together with the podcast.


Web Resources


Interactives/Games


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Alphabet Soup
http://pbskids.org/l...
Each word is taken from the beginning of a joke. Unscramble the word, and you get the punchline. With joke words missing, kids have an incentive to use context and spelling knowledge to unscramble the letters.

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Blending Sounds
http://pbskids.org/l...
This web page allows users to select beginning and ending sounds to blend into a new word using a fun interactive football game.

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Write a Word Cloud
http://www.abcya.com...
An interactive site for students to create word clouds. Recommended for grades 2 through 5.

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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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Spelling Match
http://www.eduplace....
This site contains spelling match games for grades 1-8.

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Farm Your Way Around Phonemes
http://www.professor...
A fun farm website that has several interactive games that introduce phoneme sounds and ends with phoneme manipulation, taking away the beginning sounds and the students find the sounds that is left. It could be used for intervention groups.

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Batter Up (Word Fun With Baseball)
http://www.fun4thebr...
This activity calls out a word and students match the correct ending to that word.

Learning Activities


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Consonant Clusters (Blends)
http://www.firstscho...
This page contains worksheets and activities with initial and final consonant blends.

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Alphabet Soup
http://pbskids.org/l...
Each word is taken from the beginning of a joke. Unscramble the word, and you get the punchline. With joke words missing, kids have an incentive to use context and spelling knowledge to unscramble the letters.

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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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Irregular Word Activities
http://www.freereadi...
This page contains activities for irregular words. They are divided into sequenced activities and supplemental activities.

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Dolch Sight Word Activities
http://www.gate.net/...
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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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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Blending Sounds
http://pbskids.org/l...
This web page allows users to select beginning and ending sounds to blend into a new word using a fun interactive football game.

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