Three Day Reading/literacy Unit - 22475

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Choose a children’s book that is appropriate for a specific grade level (kindergarten, first, second, or third grade), taking into consideration the specific needs, interests, and reading levels of the students in the class. 

1.  Justify (suggested length of 1–2 pages) why the children’s book you selected is appropriate for the lesson being taught.


Using the book you selected as an anchor, design three lesson plans to teach the following reading/literacy skills for a specific grade level, kindergarten, first, second, or third grade:

1.  Word recognition, phonics, or concepts of print (your choice)

2.  Phonological or phonemic awareness (your choice)

3.  Oral reading fluency

Solution Description

“There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” Book Selection



I choose to use “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” books for my three lessons to teach word recognition, phonemic awareness and oral reading fluency.  I felt that the students would find the story interesting and funny.  The topic of the book would also engage the students in active learning.  This particular title offers a large variety of renditions to choose.  Lucile Colandro has a wide variety of different titles of the book that include the lady swallowing a pie, chick, books, leaves, snow, bat and several others.  She is a great children’s auth