Here is how the daily lesson would look for the introduction of the sound /ĕ/.

Step 1: Review

Do a review of previously taught sounds, red words, and suffixes using the review pack.
   

Step 2: Introduction of New Material

Teach the sound using the keyword from the Alphabet Picture Cards. You also teach the motor pattern for writing the letter using the Handwriting Program for Print.

Step 3: Spelling Dictation

Give a dictation with the new sound, using words and a sentence you have selected from the Teacher Handbook.

Step 4: Reading

Now read with the children. First you will read words and phrases with the new sound in Stepping Up In Reading to practice decoding, word recognition, and reading fluency.

Then read stories with the new sound in the Merrill Reader for additional reading practice and to teach comprehension strategies.

Step 5: Reinforcement

As a final reinforcement activity, you might ask the children to reread the story independently and illustrate it.

Printable Version of Sample Lessons

The above two sample lessons are also available as an easy-to-print PDF file.

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Sample Lesson 1

This beginning lesson uses multisensory techniques to teach children to read and spell words with /ĕ/.

Teach the new sound with a key word. 

Sample Lesson 2

Teach children suffix –tion = /shun/.
Dictate words and sentences with the new sound that have been selected from the teacher handbook.

Teach children suffix –tion = /shun/.
Dictate words and sentences with the new sound that have been selected from the teacher handbook.