3-Step Lesson plan for brand new readers

3-Step Lesson plan

Tune in to discover a streamlined 3-part lesson plan for brand new beginning readers.

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See how fast a beginner can move with activities that integrate multiple skills simultaneously. In addition, watch for a video segment of a 4 year-old learning how to read with one of her first times using Build It, a key activity for brand-new beginners.

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  1. I have a question:
    Do you do the auditory processing of sounds when segmenting words?
    So segment sat using color cubes but no visual of letters?
    Do you feel that’s too difficult?
    Do you have any tips and tricks if you do do that strategy?
    My son struggles with segmenting on his own
    He knows phonemes and is starting to blend
    But segmenting on his own
    Initial medial and final sound is hard for him, even if the phonemes are right in front of him

    • If I’m understanding you correctly, you’re asking if just separating a word into phonemes without letter-sound visual support?

      I typically don’t see a need because a student can handle both phonemic awareness and phonics knowledge instruction in the context of Build It or Switch It. Combining them gets you more bang for your instructional buck

    • I’d try this activity Build It for that issue. Click he title in the free PDF download for more info on Build It. Or, try Switch It soon, which is harder and more powerful: ReadingSimplified.com/integrate-dont-isolate

    • That’s what I was thinking too
      I notice a lot of Kinder and first grade teachers do this
      They present a picture … and have the students figure out how many phonemes are in the word by colored tiles with no visual support…
      Do you do this later on? Or do you see the need?
      It’s a auditory processing skill but my son struggles with that anyway and I’m hoping he could gain that skill later but I’m all about making it as kinesthetic as possible

  2. Thank you for the weekly lesson plan. I’ve been trying to do too many words and feeling overwhelmed. (BTW – I really wanted to watch live… logged in and realized I was 3 hours late!)

    • Hmmm…I wouldn’t think so. I may have misspoken. I think I meant that when kids are learning to blend in the context of Read It–that the end sounds of the word are easier to blend. But the letter sounds are not necessarily easier to learn to memorize in that position.