Lesson 3

Lesson 3

Sight Words Learned Today


Other Skills We're Learning

Punctuation: period
Letters: lower case 's', 'e', 'a', 'r', 'd'
Lower case typed ‘a’
Phonics: 's' sound (optional)
Left to Right Reading
Concept of Word

Things to Watch out for

Your little reader had 3 new words today!   Not only that, but the fun part of reading begins today as well....your little reader will read and comprehend/understand the many red images in the picture.  Continue to build confidence by emphasizing how much your little reader knows...they can read... "Good Morning, See a Red...."  Wow!

Today there are a lot of new letters.  Focus primarily on the letter A and the letter S.  With the Letter A, check out the alphabet pages and note the different fonts that are used for the letter A. This really confuses little readers.  Explicitly teach the confusing letter A using the alphabet pages below. The letter A is a vowel.   See that the alphabet pages are PINK to help show your little reader that A is a vowel.  Check out directions for how to teach the vowels below as well.

For the letter S, most students can easily recognize and S (like a snake) and the sound it makes (like a snake).

Today the students all see a lot of red.  Do a scavenger hunt for red things.  Color a red coloring book (see below), cut/paste red things from a magazine.

Lastly, practice concept of word by reviewing Lesson 1.  Have the students read Lesson 1 and circle each word. (Good, Morning).  You will be able to see if the students know what a word is if they circle the word completely and correctly.  We will practice concept of word again tomorrow when they circle the words in this lesson (Lesson 2).

Remember, though, what  is most important is building confidence... don't practice the letters if it is too much -focus on your little reader READING and UNDERSTANDING and loving that they can read and understand.

Need more practice? Here are more downloads and videos

See Sight Word Minibook

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A Sight Word Minibook

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Red Sight Word Minibook

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Red Coloring Book

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Teaching Vowels Manual

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Teaching the Letter A Manual

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Letter S Alphabet Pages

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Letter A Alphabet Pages

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More Letter S Practice Pages

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Where to next?

Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.