Learning to be an independent reader (K-1)

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Introduction

0 Introduction 02:22

This course begins with the fundamentals of becoming a reader and builds upon each lesson with the goal of every student becoming an independent reader. Students will learn letters, sight words and skills and tools to become an independent reader.

Unit 1 - Alphabet acquisition

1 Lesson 1 - Learning to read letters, sight words and part of a book 11:06

Upper and lower case letters Letters: A, S, T Sight Words: at, I Reading focus: concepts of print (author, title, parts of a book, etc.)

2 Lesson 1 - Alphabet Activity Directions 01:01

Directions to ensure your student is performing the alphabet activity correctly.

3 Lesson 1 - Reading ActivityDirections 00:41

Directions to ensure your student is performing the reading activity correctly.

4 Lesson 2 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and predictions 11:51

Letters: I, N, P Sight words: it, is, in Reading focus: predictions

5 Lesson 2 - Reading Activity Directions 00:53

Directions to ensure your student is performing the reading activity correctly.

6 Lesson 2 - Alphabet Activity Directions 01:01

Directions to ensure your student is performing the alphabet activity correctly.

7 Lesson 3 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and story settings 13:50

Letters: M, D, G, O Sight words: the, see, a Reading focus: identifying a setting

8 Lesson 3 - Alphabet Activity Directions 01:01

Directions to ensure your student is performing the alphabet activity correctly.

9 Lesson 3 - Reading Activity Directions 00:31

Directions to ensure your student is performing the reading activity correctly.

10 Lesson 4 - Learning to read letters, sights and characters 10:52

Letters: L, F, B Sight words: go, to, am Reading focus: identifying characters

11 Lesson 4 - Alphabet Activity Directions 01:01

Directions to ensure your student is performing the alphabet activity correctly.

12 Lesson 4 - Reading Activity Directions 00:45

Directions to ensure your student is performing the reading activity correctly.

13 Lesson 5 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and non-fiction stories 09:51

Letters: Q, U Sight words: can, like Reading focus: Non-fiction stories

14 Lesson 5 - Phonics Activity Directions 00:57

Directions to ensure your student is performing the phonics activity directions.

15 Lesson 5 - Sight words Activity Directions 00:56

Directions to ensure your student is performing the sight word activity correctly.

16 Lesson 6 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and fiction stories 11:01

Letters: J, Z, W Sight words: Look, my Reading focus: Fiction stories

17 Lesson 6 - Phonics Activity Directions 00:57

Directions to ensure your student is performing the phonics activity correctly.

18 Lesson 6 - Phonics Enrichment Activity Directions 00:39

Directions to ensure your student is performing the phonics enrichment activity correctly.

19 Lesson 7 - Reading letters, sight words & identifying problems & solutions 12:54

Letters: Y, C, E Sight words: you, up Reading focus: Problem/Solution

20 Lesson 7 - Alphabet Activity Directions 01:01

Directions to ensure your student is performing the alphabet activity correctly.

21 Lesson 7 - Sight Word Activity Directions 00:39

Directions to ensure your student is performing the sight word activity correctly.

22 Lesson 8 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and retelling a story 13:17

Letters: H, K, R Sight words: do, want Reading focus: Retelling a story, beginning/middle/end

23 Lesson 8 - Alphabet Activity Directions 01:01

Directions to ensure your student is performing the alphabet activity correctly.

24 Lesson 8 - Reading Strategy Activity Directions 00:50

Directions to ensure your student is performing the reading strategy activity correctly.

25 Lesson 9 - Learning to read with letters and sight words 11:02

Letters: V, X Sight words: are, we

26 Lesson 9 - Phonics Activity Directions 00:35

Directions to ensure your student performs the phonics activity correctly.

27 Lesson 9 - Sight Word Activity Directions 00:24

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word activity properly.

28 Lesson 10 - Retelling a story using B/M/E comprehension assessment 03:28

Reading focus: Beginning/Middle/End Comprehension Assessment

29 Lesson 10 - Comprehension Assessment Directions 01:57

Detailed directions for performing the assessment activities and how to properly grade your students performance and comprehension ability.

30 Lesson 11 - Alphabetical order assessment 05:02

Alphabetical order assessment

31 Lesson 11 - Alphabet Assessment Directions 03:15

Detailed directions for performing the alphabet assessment activity and how to properly judge your students knowledge of the alphabet.

32 Lesson 12 - Sight word and sounds assessment 02:51

Sight word and sounds assessment

33 Lesson 12 - Sight Word Assessment Directions 02:03

Detailed directions for performing the sigh word assessment activities and how to properly judge your students knowledge of sight words.

Unit 2 - Reading words

34 Lesson 13 - Reading with vowels, sight words and using inferences 15:12

Vowels Sight words: have, play Reading focus: Inferences

35 Lesson 13 - Sight Word Spelling Activity Directions 00:19

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word spelling activity correctly.

36 Lesson 13 - Sight Word Sentence Activity Directions 00:51

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word sentence activity correctly.

37 Lesson 14 - Differences between similar letters and using picture clues 14:33

b vs d i vs e j vs g Sight words: he, she Reading focus: Independent reader - using picture clues

38 Lesson 14 - Tricky Letter Activity Directions 01:02

Directions to ensure your student performs the tricky letter activity correctly.

39 Lesson 15 - Learning to read with word families and sight words 15:04

Word family: --at Sight words: said, for Reading focus: independent reader - reading sights words in a sentence

40 Lesson 15 - Fluency Activity Directions 01:26

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency activity correctly.

41 Lesson 15 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

42 Lesson 16 - Reading with word families and using picture clues 13:09

Word family: --an Sight words: was, little Reading focus: Independent reader - using picture clues to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words

43 Lesson 16 - Fluency Activity Directions 01:26

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency activity correctly.

44 Lesson 16 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

45 Lesson 17 - Reading with word families and using first letter to read new words 15:50

Word family: --ap Sight words: and, me Reading focus: independent reader - Using the first letter sound to make a guess about unfamiliar words

46 Lesson 17 - Fluency Activity Directions 01:26

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency activity correctly.

47 Lesson 17 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

48 Lesson 18 - Reading with word families and using a space to read new words 15:52

Word family: --en, --et Sight words: an, with Reading focus: independent reader - Using a space to read an unfamiliar word

49 Lesson 18 - Fluency Activity Directions 01:26

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency activity correctly.

51 Lesson 19 - Reading word families, sight words and reading CVC words 12:50

Word family: --op, --ot Sight words: so, no Reading focus: independent reader - reading consonant, vowel, consonant (CVC) words

52 Lesson 19 - Fluency Activity Directions 01:26

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency activity correctly.

53 Lesson 19 - Word Family Activity Directions 00:54

Directions to ensure your student performs the word family activity correctly.

54 Lesson 20 - Learning to read word families and sight words 10:28

Word family: --in, --ip, --it Sight words: Review

55 Lesson 20 - Fluency Activity Directions 01:26

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency activity correctly.

56 Lesson 20 - Sight Word Review Activity Directions 01:34

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word activity correctly.

Unit 3 - Reading fluency

50 Lesson 18 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

57 Lesson 21 - Reading with consonant digraphs 13:07

Consonant digraphs: wh, sh, ch, th Reading focus: independent reader - reading fluently

58 Lesson 21 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

59 Lesson 22 - Reading with consonant blends 09:50

Consonant blends: bl, cl, fl, st, pl, sp, sl Reading focus: independent reader - reading fluently

60 Lesson 22 - Blends Activity Directions 01:22

Directions to ensure your student performs the blends activity correctly.

61 Lesson 22 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

62 Lesson 23 - Learning to read words with long vowel sounds and silent 'e' 10:51

Long vowel sounds and silent 'E' Sight words: what, when, where

63 Lesson 23 - Sight Word Activity Directions 01:14

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word activity correctly.

64 Lesson 23 - Silent 'E' Activity Directions 00:31

Directions to ensure your student performs the silent 'e' activity correctly.

65 Lesson 24 - Learning to read long vowel sounds and vowel pairs 11:30

Long vowel sounds and vowel pairs Reading focus: independent reader - reading fluency

66 Lesson 24 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

67 Lesson 25 - Reading words with the 'ed' ending 09:24

Ending sounds: --ed Sight words: they, this

68 Lesson 25 - Word Ending Activity Directions 01:16

Directions to ensure your student performs the word ending activity correctly.

69 Lesson 26 - Reading words with the 'ing' ending 12:51

Ending sounds: --ing Sight words: yes, will Reading focus: Independent reader - reading fluency

70 Lesson 26 - Word Ending Activity Directions 01:16

Directions to ensure your student performs the word ending activity correctly.

71 Lesson 26 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

72 Lesson 27 - Reading words with the 'ar' sound and compound words 09:13

--ar sound Compound words Sight words: down, be

73 Lesson 27 - Compound Word Activity Directions 00:47

Directions to ensure your student performs the compound word activity correctly.

74 Lesson 28 - Understanding the difference between soft 'g' and hard 'g' 09:50

Soft 'g' and hard 'g' Reading focus: Independent reader - reading fluency

75 Lesson 28 - Comprehension Activity Directions 00:43

Directions to ensure your student performs the reading comprehension activity correctly.

76 Lesson 29 - Reading words that end in 'y' 07:52

Words ending in 'y' Sight words: Review

77 Lesson 29 - Sight Word Review Activity Directions 01:34

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word activity correctly.

78 Lesson 29 - Sight Word Review Activity 2 Directions 00:16

Directions to ensure your student performs the second sight word review activity correctly.

79 Lesson 30 - Word families, sight words and reading fluency assessment 02:14

Word families, sight words and reading fluency assessment

80 Lesson 30 - Fluency Assessment Directions 02:41

Directions to ensure your student performs the fluency assessment correctly and detailed instructions on how to evaluate your students performance.

81 Lesson 30 - Sight Word Assessment Directions 02:49

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word assessment correctly and detailed instructions on how to evaluate your students performance.

82 Lesson 30 - Sight Word List Assessment Directions 01:25

Directions to ensure your student performs the sight word list assessment correctly and detailed instructions on how to evaluate your students performance.

83 Lesson 30 - Word Family Assessment Directions 01:37

Directions to ensure your student performs the word family assessment correctly and detailed instructions on how to evaluate your students performance.

Course Description

Students will begin with foundational skills as stepping stones towards fluent reading. Students will begin learning alphabet letter recognition and alphabet sound acquisition. Students begin learning sight words in the very first lesson! Sight words are the most frequently used words a child will read, write, and speak. The incorporation of movement and song help actively engage learners in the understanding of the content. After learning sight words in each lesson, you will find your child singing the sight word songs around the house. 

Together, students will learn how to develop comprehension skills when reading. Comprehension topics taught consist of: identifying author, illustrator, setting, retelling (beginning, middle, and end), problem and solution, predicting, and inferring.  Comprehension skills taught in the first lessons will build foundational skills towards independent reading skills students will learn in later lessons. Independent reading skills topics taught consist of: using picture clues, identifying sight words, identifying the first letter sound in an unfamiliar word, skipping over a word in a sentence, and fluency. 

Lessons begin to develop in rigor. Students will practice isolating sounds in three letter words (initial, medial, and ending sounds). Students will practice blending skills of three letter CVC words. Students will learn word families, diagraphs, rhyming words, vowel pairs, and much more. Students will use their knowledge of these practiced phonics skills to complete activities together and in attached lesson activities.  

This course includes:

  •          A full year's worth of academic content contained in three comprehensive units
  •          83 Fun and engaging lessons
  •          43 Lesson activities
  •          Attached lesson activities enhance content taught.
  •          Lesson activities designed to aide in developing child's writing developmen (lesson activities develop in rigor)
  •          Alphabet letter identification and sound (includes movement for each alphabet letter)
  •          44 Sight word movements and songs
  •          Discussion of comprehension skills and strategies to think deeper about reading 
  •          Progress assessments: Comprehension, Alphabet, Sight Words (rubrics provided for each assessment)
  •          End of course assessments: Sight Words, Fluency Reading, Phonics (rubrics provided for each assessment)

 

Course Goal

Incorporating phonics skills, sight word acquisition, and developing comprehension each lesson will develop your child's overall literacy foundation. Students will think more critically and deeper about reading. Students will identify alphabet letters and sounds. Students will read sight words. Students will use problem solving skills to become confident and more fluent readers.

Target Audience

Kindergarten and First Grade (ages 4-7)

Unit 1 – Alphabet acquisition

  •          Lesson 1 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and understanding parts of a book
  •          Lesson 2 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and predictions
  •          Lesson 3 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and story settings
  •          Lesson 4 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and identifying characters
  •          Lesson 5 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and non-fiction stories
  •          Lesson 6 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and fiction stories
  •          Lesson 7 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and identifying the problem and solution
  •          Lesson 8 - Learning to read with letters, sight words and retelling a story
  •          Lesson 9 - Learning to read with letters and sight words
  •          Lesson 10 - Retelling a story using B/M/E comprehension assessment
  •          Lesson 11 - Alphabetical order assessment
  •          Lesson 12 - Sight word and sounds assessment

Unit 2 – Reading words

  •          Lesson 13 - Reading with vowels, sight words and using inferences to enhance reading
  •          Lesson 14 - Understanding difference between similar letters, sight words and using picture clues in a story
  •          Lesson 15 - Learning to read with word families and sight words
  •          Lesson 16 - Learning to read with word families, sight words and using picture clues to guess the meaning of new words
  •          Lesson 17 - Learning to read with word families, sight words and using first letter sounds to read new words
  •          Lesson 18 - Learning to read with word families, sight words and using a space to read new words
  •          Lesson 19 - Learning to read with word families, sight words and reading CVC words
  •          Lesson 20 - Learning to read word families and sight words

Unit 3 – Reading fluency

  •          Lesson 21 - Reading with consonant digraphs
  •          Lesson 22 - Reading with consonant blends
  •          Lesson 23 - Learning to read words with long vowel sounds and silent 'e'
  •          Lesson 24 - Learning to read long vowel sounds and vowel pairs
  •          Lesson 25 - Reading words with the 'ed' ending
  •          Lesson 26 - Reading words with the 'ing' ending
  •          Lesson 27 - Reading words with the 'ar' sound and compound words
  •          Lesson 28 - Understanding the difference between soft 'g' and hard 'g'
  •          Lesson 29 - Reading words that end in 'y'
  •          Lesson 30 - Word families, sight words and reading fluency assessment
  • Teacher: Rebecca
  • Areas of expertise: Elementary Education 6 years in Education (4 years in Kindergarten/2 years in 4th Grade) ELL Certified SPED Certified
  • Education: College Graduate Cum Laude Teaching Certificate in 2 states.
  • Interests: Learning, Teaching, and Reading!
  • Skills: Teaching students with all different needs.
  • Associations: NEA (National Education Association) CTA (California Teachers Association) TEA (Texas Education Agency)
  • Issues I care about: Equality in education. Reading every day to your child. Developing well-rounded students.

I am an experienced teacher with 6 years in education. I am energetic and passionate about incorporating movement and songs into learning! I love teaching students to become independent learners using strategies and confidence! I enjoy motivating students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers. Most of all, I want to instill in students that they can do anything if they keep practicing and keep trying! Join me on this journey to get your child feeling excited and confident about reading!

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