Reading Lesson Plan

Tutoring Sessions
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This plan to follow for tutoring students learning to read was Inspired by Phonics Intervention from Sarah’s First Grade Snippets. The amount of time spent on different activities varies depending on the needs of the student. The assessments at the end of this post help know where to start. These activities can begin once letter names and sounds have been learned.

WARM UP

Review vowel sounds: Beginners-short or long vowel chart, More Advanced-the Vowel Patterns grocery store chart

Review phonograms with Quizlet flashcards and videos at the Phonogram playlist at the Phonics Pow Youtube channel.

Phonemic Awareness practice (using voice only)

-Segmenting: tutor says word, student takes apart syllables or separate sounds in a word

-Blending: tutor says separate syllables or sounds in a word, student puts them together to say the word.

Games for Phonemic Awareness at the  Phonemic Awareness Symbaloo and a Symbaloo of Literactive Games (on PC)

REVIEW – Review skills from last lesson

LESSON – Introduce a new skill, following sequence as the student is ready. Start with word families for the pattern: little bunny sliders. Printable pdf of word families with phonics patterns.

DECODE (read)

Word Sorts

Look for patterns with Spot and dot sentences at the Super Tutor Tools store at Teachers Pay Teachers and wordsearches at ictgames.

Automaticity: Read sentences with the target skill at stickyball.net

ENCODE (put letter sounds into writing)

Build words (with a magnetic whiteboard and letters, or online magnetic letters from goteachthis.com) Say a word, “how many sounds do you hear? What is the first sound? Etc.” The student uses letter tiles to build it, then writes it.

Manipulate words – Word Building and Substitution-change one sound at a time to make new words

Pattern matching – Write words with the patterns in columns under the correct pattern – Bookmark freebie

FLUENCY

Practice reading with a passage from Progressive Phonics. Find more options at Read, Just Read.

Review sight words with Quizlet flashcards and free bookmarks from Super Tutor Tools. Encode sight words with Sight Words Audible from Mr. Nussbaum

ASSESSMENTS:

Literacy Resources (heggerty.org) has assessments for letter names and sounds skills and phonemic awareness skills.

There are two parts to the “Reading Competency Test” from the National Right to Read Foundation (nrrf.org): ” Part 1 – Phonics Patterns, Part 2 – Reading Level

Symbaloo of Literacy Tools

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