In this video, the teacher provides 4th and 5th graders practice with decodable text reading opportunities with a small group. The students read a paragraph at a time, once by themselves for accuracy and the second time together for fluency practice. Notice the teacher providing a student-friendly definition and example of an unknown word.
This lesson aligns to Step 5 (Apply to Decodable Text) of the Explicit Phonics Lesson Sequence shown in the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, p. 175.
The teacher guides a small group of 4th and 5th grade students through a dictation lesson where students sound out words and sentences and write them. Notice the correction of one student’s spelling of were. What could the teacher have done differently to prepare the student to write the correct version of were?
This lesson aligns to Step 6 (Word Work for Decoding and Encoding) of the Explicit Phonics Lesson Sequence shown in the CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook, p. 175.
In this video the teacher introduces the concept of open and closed syllables to 2nd and 3rd graders. Notice her review of the sound spelling cards before she starts the lesson to review long and short vowel sounds. Watch for the teacher’s clear and effective reinforcement techniques.
This lesson aligns to the CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook HOW lesson, pp. 272-275 in the updated 2nd edition.
In this video, the teacher introduces a more advanced concept of multisyllabic reading – vowel, consonant, consonant, vowel (VCCV) syllable division to a second grade class. Watch how the teacher guides them through the process step by step.
This lesson aligns to the CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook HOW lesson, pp. 276-282.
In this video, the teacher follows a step by step process for how to divide syllables following the vowel, consonant, vowel (VCV) pattern. Open and closed syllables are also reviewed. How could pacing have been improved?
This lesson aligns to the CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook HOW lesson, pp. 283-287.