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Lesson 15 - Soft G and Soft C

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The names Cindy and Carrie start with the same letter, but have very different sounds. The 15th of 17 word recognition lessons focuses on the soft C sound found in Cindy and the soft G sound found in Gene. Direct instruction starts with...
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Lesson 8 - Open Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Just like scholars plug something in to close a circuit, they must plug a consonant onto a word to make closed syllables. Help learners distinguish between open and closed syllables with a series of activities that emphasize open...
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Lesson 17 - Adding Suffixes That Change Base Words' Finally to I

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
If it ends in a y, change the y to i when adding a suffix like -ness, -ly, or fy. The final lesson in the Word Recognition and Fluency series of 17 explains when to change the final letter in a base word to i before adding a suffix....
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Lesson 14 - Consonant-Le Syllables

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The consonant-le syllable may appear in the word idle, but it is anything but dull. An informative lesson plan introduces words containing the consonant-le syllable. Using guided instruction, learners discover how to break words...
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Lesson 13 - Multisyllabic Word Reading

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
One- and two-syllable words may flow from the tongue with ease, but longer words, such as department and volcano, feel like tongue twisters. Scaffolded instruction explains how to break words into their individual syllables, and then...
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Lesson 12 - Ed Suffix with Unchanging Base Words

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Understanding different verb tenses begins with knowing how to decode words. A lesson on the -ed suffix with unchanging base words introduces readers to the past tense. Teachers present the skill with oral reading and spelling...
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Lesson 11 - Affixes with Unchanging Base Words

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Adding an affix to a word sometimes changes its meaning, just like magic. Using 11th of 17 lessons in the Word Recognition and Fluency series, readers become vocabulary magicians, learning to form and decode words that contain common...
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Sight Word Flashcards

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
While kindergarten readers are working on the, my, and is, older elementary learners are mastering although, usually, and beautiful. Help readers of all ages work on sight words that do not follow phonics rules, but are key to reading...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
If readers don't understand key portions of a text, it may seem more like a foe than a friend. The second resource in a series of three ESL lessons designed to accompany the texts in Nature: Friend or Foe makes the texts easier to...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
Breaking down words into syllables has two benefits: it improves vocabulary and it improves understanding of a text. The third and final resource in a series of materials designed to be used with Nature: Friend or Foe offers extra...
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Earth Day Word Search

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Save the planet one vocabulary activity at a time! Offer scholars a chance to locate 20 words with an Earth Day-themed word search. 
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That’s Amazing!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
Follow a teach, practice, and apply routine to provide extra support with a themed unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Topics include compound words, noting details, action verbs, suffixes, compare, and contrast, verbs, fantasy, realism,...
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That’s Amazing!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
That's Amazing! is the theme of an English language development unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Following a speak, look, move, and listen routine, scholars delve into topics; seasons, weather, animals, landforms, telling time,...
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Literacy Dice

For Students K - 4th Standards
Reinforce literacy skills using a six-sided die that focuses on phonics and story starters. Scholars roll, and show what they know about blends, plots, and more! 
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Skill Lessons – Prefixes and Suffixes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to break it down. Young vocabulary pupils work with word parts in a hands-on activity that prompts them to connect flash cards with affixes to their root and base words. Additionally,...
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Essential Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Beneficial for beginning readers, struggling readers, and those in need of review, a set of language arts activities is a great addition to any foundational reading unit. Focusing on phonological awareness, fluency, instructional...
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Syllable Game

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Enhance phonics lessons with a collection of games designed to support advanced phonics instruction. Games include a syllable board game, sorting, matching, and more. All the games focus on syllable patterns and initial and final...
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St. Patrick’s Day Word Search

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a 12-word, word search puzzle!
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A Classic in 236 Words

For Students K - 6th Standards
Get in the reading spirit on Read Across America Day while celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with four printable worksheet activities. Included is a word search using story character's names, a quiz to test how many Dr. Seuss titles you've...
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Morpheme Structures

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Nine phonics lessons focus on morpheme structures, particularly compound words, affixes, and inflections. As learners work through the activities and games in each lesson, they strengthen their beginning reading skills and move on to...
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Dictionary Skills Review

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Why do we use a dictionary? Your scholars will tell you why while demonstrating their dictionary skills. In addition to stating the purpose of using dictionaries, they will also show what they know about guide words, alphabetizing, and...
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Falling Leaves Long Vowel Game

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Autumn's come early in your classroom! Match leaves with short words to the trees with the correct vowel sounds. A few blank leaves allow you to add your own words to the activity.
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Build-A-Fence Long Vowel Game

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Build your class's knowledge with a vowel game. With a list of code words for each vowel, kids begin to construct fences with the words that share long vowel sounds.
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Pronunciation: Syllables

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
How many syllables are in the word pronunciation? Assist your pupils with both syllables and pronunciation with a series of activities. Learners categorize words, practice saying them out loud, and then play a game.