AnyOneCanRead®

    
Module A – Weeks 1 to 17

        
Click here for WEEK 1
Click here for WEEK 2
Click here for WEEK 3
Click here for WEEK 4
Click here for WEEK 5
Click here for WEEK 6
Click here for WEEK 7
Click here for WEEK 8
Click here for WEEK 9
Click here for WEEK 10
Click here for WEEK 11
Click here for WEEK 12
Click here for WEEK 13
Click here for WEEK 14
Click here for WEEK 15
Click here for WEEK 16
Click here for WEEK 17
         

*********
Information about Core Knowledge (R) Teacher Read-Alouds (“Listening And Learning”) that should occur daily, in parallel with below AnyOneCanRead READING and PHONICS activities. Resources for:
     

Nursery Rhymes And Fables:

Click this link for WEEKS 1 TO 3

   

 

The Human Body – Five Senses:
Click this link for WEEKS 4 TO 6

   
   

Stories:
Click this link for WEEKS 7 TO 9

 
      

Plants:
Click this link for WEEKS 10 TO 12

   
     

Farms:
Click this link for WEEKS 13 TO 15

   
   

Native Americans:
Click this link for WEEKS 16 TO 17
   
    
*********    
      
    

WEEK ONE    
   
WEEK ONE READING PASSAGES
      

Lesson 1 – Core Knowledge (R) Independent Reading

(Review guidelines for publishing Core Knowledge (R) materials at the bottom of this page-view.)
         

NEW   WORDS  :   and   cat   dad   dog   fog   fun   hog   in   mat   mom   on   pen   pet   pig   van   vet
   
     

Pet   Fun
      
Pet   cat .

Pet   dog .

Pet   pig .

Pet   hog .

Cat   on   mat .

Cat   in   fog .

Cat   on   mom .

Cat   on   dog .

Dog   and   vet .

Dad   and   vet .

Dad   in   van .

Dog   in   van .

Pig   in   pen .

Hog   in   pen .

Pig   on   hog .

Hog   on   pig .

   
  
*********
  
    
Lesson 2 – Core Knowledge (R) Independent Reading
(Review guidelines for publishing Core Knowledge (R) materials at the bottom of this page-view.)
    
NEW   WORDS  :   Jin   Kim   Min   at   but   fed   had   him   led   man   ox   ran   sat
   
    

Ox   And   Man
    
Ox   ran   and   ran .

Jin   ran   at   him ,

But   Ox   ran   on .

Kim   had   him ,

But   Ox   ran   on .

Min   fed   Ox ,

And   led   him ,

And   sat   on   him .

   
   
*********

   
      
WEEK ONE PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        
 

Pet   Fun
 
Pet   cat .

Pet   dog .

Pet   pig .

Pet   hog .

Cat   on   mat .

Cat   in   fog .

Cat   on   mom .

Cat   on   dog .

Dog   and   vet .

Dad   and   vet .

Dad   in   van .

Dog   in   van .

Pig   in   pen .

Hog   in   pen .

Pig   on   hog .

Hog   on   pig .

    
   

Ox   And   Man
 
Ox   ran   and   ran .

Jin   ran   at   him ,

But   Ox   ran   on .

Kim   had   him ,

But   Ox   ran   on .

Min   fed   Ox ,

And   led   him ,

And   sat   on   him .

      
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”
     

Activity 1) VC WORDS:

     
There’s an ad in the neighborhood newsletter for a babysitter.

        

My friend Al got a dog.

   

Did you know that I am left-handed?

  

Can I have an apple for a snack?

   

At last, I finished today’s chores.

     

Dad cut down the small dead tree with an ax.

    

My Uncle Ed can do cool card tricks.

   

El Salvador’s capital city is San Salvador.

   

Dorothy yelled, “Auntie Em, Mrs. Gulch is going to take our dog Toto away from us!”

     

Mr. Smith’s ex-wife got remarried.

       

Psychiatrists call our subconscious human impulses our “id.”

      

If you’ll wash the dishes, I’ll dry them.

   

I think that Mom is in the basement.

   

I think that it is time for you to go to the dentist.

   

Are my keys on the kitchen table?

   

Op art is designed to create optical illusions.

     

That toddler is as strong as an ox!

   

The green witch in the movie “The Wizard of Oz” scares me to death!

         

Um, can you please tell me what that word means?

   

It’s time to put up the Christmas tree.

   

It’s time for us to come in from the cold.

   
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”

          

Please feed the dog.

        

Is that a bee?

    

We have a cat and a dog.

   

I’ll go to bed now.

    

Did you hear what I said?

   

He is ten years old.

   

That was nice of you!

   

Come in from the cold.

   

I see that you have new shoes.

    

Put it on the red chair.

   

It was a fun day at school.

   

They bought a new car.

   

She is my best friend.

    

That was a great meal!

   
     
*********

*********

   
     
WEEK TWO    

WEEK TWO READING PASSAGES

           

Lesson 3 – Pattern-Builder Poems 0001

NEW   WORDS  :   I   can   day   gray   have   here   it’s   may   not   out   play   rain’s   say   see   stay   the   this   to   way   we   you
    
     

May   Day
 
“On   this   May   day ,

Can   we   stay ,

Out   here   to   play ?”

I   have   to   say ,

Not   this   day .

You   see .

It’s   gray .

Rain’s   on   the   way !”

   
    
Lesson 4 – Pattern-Builder Poems 0002
     
NEW   WORDS  :   be   black   can’t   could   hair   he   he’s   is   let   me   mine   no   red   so   who’s


Is   He   Me ?
 
Who’s   he ?

Is   he   me ?

Could   he   be ?

No,   not   me .

His   hair   is   black .

Mine   is   red .

Can’t   you   see ?

He’s   not   me .

So,   let   me   be !

   
    
*********

      
    
WEEK TWO PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES

 
 

May   Day
 
On   this   May   day ,

Can   we   stay ,

Out   here   to   play ?”

“I   have   to   say ,

Not   this   day .

You   see .

It’s   gray .

Rain’s   on   the   way !”

   
    

Is   He   Me ?
 
Who’s   he ?

Is   he   me ?

Could   he   be ?

No,   not   me .

His   hair   is   black .

Mine   is   red .

Can’t   you   see ?

He’s   not   me .

So,   let   me   be !

 

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE” 
      

Activity 2) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-A” repeated exposure:

      
Yuck, I think this milk has gone bad.
     
Can you please carry that shopping bag?
      
He hit the table, “BAM!” with his fist.
     
Oh no, a bat got into the house!
      
To get downtown, we’ll take a cab.
     
My friend Cab runs cross-country.

       

Be careful with that guy, because he’s an untrustworthy cad.

      
We need to repair a cam in this machine.

      
I bet I can run faster than you.
     
My baseball cap flew off when I slid into second base.
      
Your cat scratched me!
     
I’ll dab a bit of this cream on your cut.
     
I love playing football with my dad.

     

For someone named “Dagwood,” “Dag” would be his nickname.

     

We saw Hoover Dam on our trip out west, and it was an amazing sight.

        
My brother Dan got sent to the Principal today.

     

Has wearing two different colored socks become some kind of new fad?

     
Please turn on the fan, since it’s getting warm in here.
    
If I eat too much dessert, I’ll get fat.  

     

Can you check to see if anything was sent to me via the fax machine?

     
I bet that Mrs. Nichols will gab on and on about how well her kids are doing at college.

   
I’m going to go gad about the mall for a couple of hours.

     
If you make me eat that, I might gag.
     
That old gal has a lot of class.
   
The actress who plays Wonder Woman is named “Gal.”
   
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”

     

What’s that on your head?

   

His dog barks a lot.

    

I could not hear what she said.

     

She likes cream in her tea.

   

What else can I get for you?

    

This is a fun game.

    

My dad is a judge.

    

We are all tired.

   

Put that up on the shelf.

    

Can I come with you?

    

That’s not my coat.

    

Their team is good, but they lost this game.

    

Tom is at a friend’s house.

    

I threw out all of our junk.

   

There is a fly in my soup!

    
    

*********

*********

        
    
WEEK THREE    

WEEK THREE READING PASSAGES

     
Lesson 5 – Pattern-Builder Poems 0003
     
NEW   WORDS  :   fa   great   ha   jokes   la   love   ma   ma’s   much   my   pa   pa’s   pop   tell   they   they’re   tra
    
     

Ma   And   Pa
 
Fa,   la,   la !

I   love   my   ma .

I   love   my   pa .

La,   la,   la !

I   love   my   mom .

I   love   my   pop .

Tra,   la,   la .

My   pa’s   my   dad ,

My   ma’s   my   mom ,

They’re   so   much   fun !

They   tell   great   jokes !

Ha !   Ha !

Ha !   Ha !



*********


Lesson 6 – Poems And Rhymes 0001
     
NEW   WORDS  :   a   all   bad   good   head   horse   it   lay   luck   pick   pin   pins   shall   should   tail   up   what   where   with   you’ll


See !   See !
 
See !   See !

What   shall   I   see ?

A   horse ,

With   his   head ,

Where   his   tail ,

Should   be !

   
     

Pins
 
See   a   pin ,

And   pick   it   up ,

All   the   day ,

You’ll   have   good   luck .

See   a   pin ,

And   let   it   lay ,

Bad   luck   you’ll   have ,

All   the   day .

   
     
*********

     
     
WEEK THREE PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES

     

Ma   And   Pa
 
Fa,   la,   la !

I   love   my   ma .

I   love   my   pa .

La,   la,   la !

I   love   my   mom .

I   love   my   pop .

Tra,   la,   la .

My   pa’s   my   dad ,

My   ma’s   my   mom ,

They’re   so   much   fun !

They   tell   great   jokes !

Ha !   Ha !

Ha !   Ha !

   
      

Pins
  
See   a   pin ,

And   pick   it   up ,

All   the   day ,

You’ll   have   good   luck .

See   a   pin ,

And   let   it   lay ,

Bad   luck   you’ll   have ,

All   the   day .

   
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”
       

Activity 2) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-A” repeated exposure … continued:

           
I hate this big gap between my two front teeth.
     
We need to stop a minute and fill the car with gas.
    
I had to go to the bathroom during the middle of the test.

    

In lots of stories, one might hear a witch referred to as an “old hag.”

     
Hal invited me to eat dinner with his family tonight.
    
Good, mom fixed me a ham sandwich for lunch.
    
Mom bought a cool new hat to wear at the Derby.
    
The boxer landed a hard right jab to his opponent’s face.
    
I want strawberry jam for my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
    
Aunt Jan got me a great book for my birthday.

    

My Aunt Katherine goes by the nickname “Kat.”

       

We did a cool experiment in the chemistry lab at school today.

   

He’s such a nice, young lad, isn’t he?

    
Okay, everyone, stay with the group and don’t lag behind.

    
The criminal escaped, and he’s on the lam in another country.

    
The cat is shedding lots of hair in my lap.

    

That coach is too lax with his team, and the players need to have more discipline.

     
We’re having lobster mac – and – cheese for supper!
    
Mac the janitor got angry when the toilet overflowed.
    
Pam got mad when Liz told others about her secret.
   

Dad’s favorite mag is Sports Illustrated.

     

My uncle Mal is a good tennis player.

   
At his funeral, they said what a good man he’d been all his life.
     
Get out the map and tell what you think the fastest route is.
 

Uh-oh, the cat pooped on the welcome mat.

    
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”

     

We had a great time last night.

   

Yes, I think so.

   

I had a piece of cake at lunch.

    

Well then, I guess you’re right.

    

Can I have one more?

    

They have three kids.

     

I like this ice cream.

  

What on Earth is that?

      

Can I help you?

   

What would like for me to do next?

   

Yes, you should throw that out.

   

How long have you known them?

     

I want to be a nurse.

   

They were praised by their coach.

   

You need to wash your hands.

   
    

*********

*********

        
    
WEEK FOUR    

WEEK FOUR READING PASSAGES

     

 

Lesson 7 – Pattern-Builder Poems 0004
     
NEW   WORDS  :   I’ll   bed   best   buy   bye   cry   die   friend   guy   lie   name   new   now   oh   one   stained   think   tie   was   why


My   Tie
 
My   name   is   Guy ,

And   here   I   lie ,

On   my   bed ,

I   have   to   cry .

You   see ,

My   friend ,

I   stained   my   tie !

Oh,   why ?

Oh,   why ?

Good – bye,   tie .

It   was   the   best   tie ,

I   think   I’ll   die !

Oh,   my !

Oh,   my !

Now   a   new   one ,

I’ll   have   to   buy .



*********


Lesson 8 – Poems And Rhymes 0002

NEW   WORDS  :   Jill   Tom   as   bake   bright   cake   fast   first   for   light   mark   might   night   pat   prick   put   star   wish


Pat – A – Cake
 
Pat – a – cake ,

Pat – a – cake ,

Bake – a – cake   man !

Bake   me   a   cake ,

As   fast   as   you   can .

Pat   it ,   and   prick   it ,

And   mark   it   with   a   “T ,”

And   put   it   in   to   bake ,

For   Tom ,   Jill ,   and   me .

    
      

Star   Light,   Star   Bright
 
Star   light ,

Star   bright ,

First   star ,

I   see   this   night .

I   wish   I   may ,

I   wish   I   might ,

Have   the   wish ,

I   wish   this   night .

     
      
*********

    

  
WEEK FOUR PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

My   Tie
 
My   name   is   Guy ,

And   here   I   lie ,

On   my   bed ,

I   have   to   cry .

You   see ,

My   friend ,

I   stained   my   tie !

Oh,   why ?

Oh,   why ?

Good – bye,   tie .

It   was   the   best   tie ,

I   think   I’ll   die !

Oh,   my !

Oh,   my !

Now   a   new   one ,

I’ll   have   to   buy .

   
   
  

 Pat – A – Cake
 
Pat – a – cake ,

Pat – a – cake ,

Bake – a – cake   man !

Bake   me   a   cake ,

As   fast   as   you   can .

Pat   it ,   and   prick   it ,

And   mark   it   with   a   “T ,”

And   put   it   in   to   bake ,

For   Tom ,   Jill ,   and   me .

  

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
     

Activity 2) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-A” repeated exposure … continued:

 

Have you seen the movie “Mad Max?”

   

I think that the police will nab the bank robbers quickly.

     

Please don’t nag me, because I’ll have it done in an hour.

     

I need a nice, peaceful nap.

      

PAC” stands for “political action committee,” and it tries to get funding for people running for office in an election.

 

Hand me that pad of paper so that I can write down the grocery list.

     

Freddy is my best pal.

    

Pam told me that she’s going to have to get braces.

    

I really like this new non-stick frying pan.

   

You need to pat the kitty more gently.

        
Pat, can you take the dog for a walk?

     

In ancient Rome, the word “pax” meant “peace,” but there was peace because the Romans ruled with an iron fist.

    
My sister yelled, “That new song by Beyonce is really rad!”

   
Wow, that car stereo is playing really loud, booming rap music.

    
Toss this old towel into the rag bag.
         
Did you see that bird ram right into the window?
        
I ran into my old teacher at the mall today.
    
Hmm, I smell a rat here!

     

A tarantula spider sac can have 500 to 1,000 babies in it!

   
You’ll be sad that you didn’t take my advice.
   
  
I hope that the roof doesn’t sag from all of the snow on top of it.
   
Sal just opened a new fast food restaurant.
    
Samantha, is it okay to call you “Sam?”

   

We’ve lived in both San Diego and San Francisco.

     

This tree sap is really gooey.

         

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
        

I think that’s her purse.

   

What will we do next?

    

It’s as cold as the North Pole out there!

    

What do you do on your job?

    

These pants are a little too tight.

    

My Gran is from Maine.

    

It’s too cold in here.

   

I see Dad in the crowd.

   

Let’s go get some lunch.

    

The Smiths have put their house up for sale.

    

When will Mom be home?

   

I knew him as far back as high school.

    

My aunt got a new car.

   

Sue went out to play.

    

I would like some more beans.

   

    

*********

*********

        
    
     
WEEK FIVE    

WEEK FIVE READING PASSAGES

          
Lesson 9 – Poems And Rhymes 0003
      
NEW   WORDS  :   ate   catch   felt   fine   free   frog   from   goat   hee   line   off   sail   sea   shirts   ten


Sea  Frog
 
Here   we   sail ,

So   fast   and   free ,

And   the   frog   in   the   sea ,

He   can’t   catch   me !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

The   frog   in   the   sea ,

He   can’t   catch   me !

    
    

A   Goat
 
A   goat   one   day ,

He   felt   so   fine ,

He   ate   ten   shirts ,

From   off   the   line !



*********


Lesson 10 – Poems And Rhymes 0004
     
NEW   WORDS  :   blows   came   child   come   cool   cuts   gone   make   nose   old   our   pipe   pray   snows   then   toes   warm   wind


Mom   Wind
 
Old   Mom   Wind ,

Come   this   way .

Make   our   child ,

Cool   this   day !

     
     

It   Snows
 
It   snows ,

And   it   blows ,

And   it   cuts   off   my   nose .

So ,   pray ,

Good   friend ,

Let   me   in .

I’ll   light   my   pipe ,

And   warm   my   toes ,

Then   I’ll   be   gone ,

As   fast   as   I   came   in .

    
     
*********

      

    
WEEK FIVE PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
       

Sea  Frog
 
Here   we   sail ,

So   fast   and   free ,

And   the   frog   in   the   sea ,

He   can’t   catch   me !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

Hee !

The   frog   in   the   sea ,

He   can’t   catch   me !

    
     

Mom   Wind
 
Old   Mom   Wind ,

Come   this   way .

Make   our   child ,

Cool   this   day !

      
     

It   Snows
 
It   snows ,

And   it   blows ,

And   it   cuts   off   my   nose .

So ,   pray ,

Good   friend ,

Let   me   in .

I’ll   light   my   pipe ,

And   warm   my   toes ,

Then   I’ll   be   gone ,

As   fast   as   I   came   in
.

     

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
    

Activity 2) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-A” repeated exposure … continued:

     

    
I mistakenly sat on the cat, and she screamed!

    

John Coltrane was an amazing jazz sax player.

    
Let’s open a new tab and do a Google search.
   
I dropped a Tic – Tac on the floor and the dog ate it.
    
I’m a tad full right now, and I think I’ll pass on dessert.
    
Tag, you’re it!
   
Wow, you got a deep tan over the summer.
     
Tap on the touchpad and the screen will light back up.

     

The sales tax in our locality is six percent.

    

Can you get the vac out and suck up all of these crumbs on the floor?   
      
Is Val able to come to the party?
    
With the new baby, we need to put a car seat in the van.
 

Do you remember the actor Van Johnson, popular in the 40s through the 70s?

     

They destroyed the monster by making it fall into a vat of boiling oil.

    
C’mon Buddy, why won’t you wag your tail?     

      
I need to clean off this candle wax that got on the table.

    

A yak is a wild ox with shaggy hair.

   
I like to put butter and brown sugar on a baked yam.

   
I’ve never heard a dog yap so much!

   
Zac struck out three times in today’s baseball game.
    
Should I zag before I zig, or zig before I zag?
    

The alien said, “Do that, and I will zap you with my ray gun!”

          
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
       

What did you say?

     

We got a nice thank you note from Pam.

     

Just calm down, that bug can’t sting you!

    

I want some jam on my toast.

   

Put that bag down right there.

    

No one here seems to know her.

   

My Mom reads a lot.

   

I got a good grade on the test.

   

I’ll be back in an hour.

   

Wow, your cat is big!

   

That’s a good choice.

   

Dad has the flu.

    

I learned lots of new words this week.

   

Could you help me with this?

   

It’s time to head to the bus stop.

   

   

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK SIX    
     

WEEK SIX READING PASSAGES

       

Lesson 11 – Poems And Rhymes

           
NEW   WORDS   :   I’ve   beasts   big   bus   go   got   hand   look   park   ride   stop   too   train   zoo
 
 

Big   Bus,   Stop !
 
Big   bus ,

Stop !

Stop   for   me !

I’ve   got   my   hand   up !

Look !

Look !

See !

I’ll   go   to   the   park ,

To   see   the   beasts   in   the   zoo ,

To   ride   on   the   train ,

And   on   a   horse ,   too .

I’ve   got   my   hand   up !

Look !

Look !

See !

Big   bus ,

Stop !

Stop   for   me !

    
Poem by Olive Beaupre Miller 
   
   
*********


Lesson 12 – Poems And Rhymes
     
NEW   WORDS  :   Ann’s   box   fox   hunt   legs   neat   nice   pink   rows   short   small   smile  
 
 

On A Hunt , We Will Go
 
On   a   hunt ,

We   will   go .

On   a   hunt ,

We   will   go .

We’ll   catch   a   fox ,

Put   him   in   a   box ,

And   then   we’ll   let   him   go .

     
 

Here All We See
 
Here   all   we   see ,

Is   Ann’s   small   nose .

A   smile ,   two   legs ,

And   ten   pink   toes .

Nice   and   neat ,

In   two   short   rows .

 
Poem by Walter De La Mare   
   
 

*********

    

    
WEEK SIX PHONICS READ-ALONGS
       
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        
    

Big   Bus,   Stop !
    
Big   bus ,

Stop !

Stop   for   me !

I’ve   got   my   hand   up !

Look !

Look !

See !

I’ll   go   to   the   park ,

To   see   the   beasts   in   the   zoo ,

To   ride   on   the   train ,

And   on   a   horse ,   too .

I’ve   got   my   hand   up !

Look !

Look !

See !

Big   bus ,

Stop !

Stop   for   me !

   
    

On A Hunt , We Will Go
    
On   a   hunt ,

We   will   go .

On   a   hunt ,

We   will   go .

We’ll   catch   a   fox ,

Put   him   in   a   box ,

And   then   we’ll   let   him   go .


    

Here All We See
    
Here   all   we   see ,

Is   Ann’s   small   nose .

A   smile ,   two   legs ,

And   ten   pink   toes .

Nice   and   neat ,

In   two   short   rows .

   

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
          

Activity 3) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-E” repeated exposure:

          
Thanks for making up your bed without my asking you.
    
I beg your pardon, can we talk a minute?

    

Ben Franklin was a clever inventor.

    
I bet that the U.S. women’s team wins the soccer World Cup.
     
Hi Bev, long time no see! 
    
Can you help me with this math problem, Deb?

     

Del Webb is the name of a large homebuilding company.

     

Dad’s watching TV in the den.
    

My friend Dexter prefers to be called by his nickname, Dex.    

    
I hope I fed the dog the right amount of kibble.
    

A fez is a red felt cap that has a long black tassel.

   
Can you get me a glass of ice water, please?
   

I need to mend the hem on my blue dress.

     
How many eggs did the hen lay last month?

    
The witch put a hex on their family.

    
Will Jeb Bush run for President again?
    
Remember Jed Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies?
    
Have you ever flown on a jet plane?

   

I like to listen to the music of the blues artist Keb Mo.

     

Dad brought home a keg of root beer for my birthday party.

     

My cousin Ken plays the harmonica.

    
I led the class line into the cafeteria.
   
My uncle’s favorite rock group is Led Zeppelin.
    
My right leg is a quarter-inch shorter than my left!

     

My Uncle Les builds model airplanes.

     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
       

How do you do?

    

What day of the week is it?

    

That’s an old tall tale.

    

Let’s go to the gym.

    

You can watch that show if you want to.

    

Park by that van.

   

Their son just turned two.

   

Hold the door for that old man.

    

This food has too much salt for my taste.

   

Now is a good time to walk the dog.

   

Those shoes come in red, blue, or green.

   

Turn off the lights, please.

    

Dad says that we can go to the park.

   

Put the peas into the soup next.

    

Here is the book that you asked for.

     

      

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK SEVEN    

WEEK SEVEN READING PASSAGES

       

Lesson 13 – Poems And Rhymes
     
NEW   WORDS  :   am   are   each   fall   high   homes   hop   hope   how   jump   just   know   long   run   skip   tall   trip   turn   watch   wide   won’t   world   year
 
 

The   World
 
The   world   is   big ,

And   I   am   small .

Our   homes   are   wide   and   tall .

I   run   and   turn   and   trip   and   fall !

I   am   so   small !

I   come   and   go .

I   can   not   see .

I   can   not   know .

I   hope   it   won’t   be   each   year,   so.

 
Poem by Barbara Young   
   
   

Just Watch
 
Watch   how   high   I   jump .

Watch   how   high   I   hop .

Watch   how   long   I   skip .

Watch   how   fast   I   stop !

   
Poem by Myra Cohn Livingston   
   
 

*********


Lesson 14 –Poems And Rhymes
     
NEW   WORDS  :   John   cane   car   carpet   course   door   eight   fat   five   four   hen   house   magic   nine   of   or   seven   ship   shoe   shut   six   spear   stick   sticks   straight   sword   them   three
 
 

John – John
 
To   John – John ,

A   box   is   a   house ,

Or   a   car ,

Or   a   ship ,

Or   a   train ,

Or   a   horse .

A   stick   is   a   sword ,

Or   a   spear ,

Or   a   cane .

And   a   carpet   is   magic ,

Of   course .

 
Poem by Marci Ridlon   
   
     

One ,   Two ,   Tie   My   Shoe
    
One ,   two ,

Tie   my   shoe .

Three ,   four ,

Shut   the   door .

Five ,   six ,

Pick   up   sticks .

Seven ,   eight ,

Lay   them   straight .

Nine ,   ten ,

A   big   fat   hen .


 

*********

     

     
WEEK SEVEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS
    
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

The   World
    
The   world   is   big ,

And   I   am   small .

Our   homes   are   wide   and   tall .

I   run   and   turn   and   trip   and   fall !

I   am   so   small !

I   come   and   go .

I   can   not   see .

I   can   not   know .

I   hope   it   won’t   be   each   year,   so.

   
   

Just Watch
     
Watch   how   high   I   jump .

Watch   how   high   I   hop .

Watch   how   long   I   skip .

Watch   how   fast   I   stop !

   
    

John – John
    
To   John – John ,

A   box   is   a   house ,

Or   a   car ,

Or   a   ship ,

Or   a   train ,

Or   a   horse .

A   stick   is   a   sword ,

Or   a   spear ,

Or   a   cane .

And   a   carpet   is   magic ,

Of   course .

     
     

One ,   Two ,   Tie   My   Shoe
    
One ,   two ,

Tie   my   shoe .

Three ,   four ,

Shut   the   door .

Five ,   six ,

Pick   up   sticks .

Seven ,   eight ,

Lay   them   straight .

Nine ,   ten ,

A   big   fat   hen.

     

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”

            

Activity 3) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-E” repeated exposure … continued:     

     
Mom, will you let me go to Tom’s party?
   

Lex Luthor is Superman’s greatest enemy.

     
The doctor said that this med will help me to get over the flu more quickly.

    
Meg, can you help me paint the bathroom?

   

My cousin Mel is an accomplished rock climber.

        

I wonder how many men could fit into that small car.

    
I met my new boss this morning.

       

We ate at a great new TexMex restaurant last night.
     
Ned just got his driver’s license.
    
I hate hitting the tennis ball into the net.
 

Your pec muscles connect your chest with your upper arm and shoulder bones.

      
You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole.
 

Hey Peg, can you please answer the phone?

       

By chance, do you have a red pen?

    
The cheerleaders led a pep rally in the gym.

        
Dad, why can’t we get a pet dog?
     

Mom, can we get some Pez candy at the grocery?

    

This house has a huge rec room downstairs.

   
I want to paint my room fire engine red.
    
They call that famous cowboy “Big Red.”
    

The crowd booed loudly when the ref made a really bad call.

   
My name is Lewis, and I’m your new sales rep.

   
The race car drivers began to rev up their engines.

     
I think that the scariest dinosaur of all is the T-Rex!

    
I need a sec to finish tying my shoes.
 

     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
       

Throw out that old food.

   

I just made up my bed.

    

Dad called to say that he’d be home late.

    

Our cat just clawed me!

   

I’ll make egg drop soup for lunch.

   

This is our son, Mark.

    

It’s about time that you got home.

   

I need to get out of your way.

   

My dog has bad breath.

    

Where did I put my book?

   

Gran came to see us last week.

    

I don’t know how to do that.

   

Come with me to the park.

    

I’m too tired to do that.

   

I’d like some more iced tea.

   

    

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK EIGHT    

WEEK EIGHT READING PASSAGES

       
Lesson 15 – Poems And Rhymes
     
NEW   WORDS  :   ant   ants   crumbs   den   find   get   hill   keep   like   lot   move   plug   side   some   their   when   work
 
  

Ants
 
I   like   to   watch ,

Ten   ants   at   work ,

When   I   am   out   at   play .

I   like   to   see   them ,

Run   a   lot ,

And   move   the   crumbs ,

Some   where .

And   when   I   plug ,

An   ant   hill   door ,

To   keep   them ,

In   their   den ,

I   like   to   see   them ,

Find   a   way ,

To   get   out   side ,

All   ten .

    
Poem by Mary Ann Hoberman    
    
  

*********


Lesson 16 –Poems And Rhymes
     
NEW   WORDS  :   Bob   bite   boat   dark   eyes   fish   fished   float   flood   lights   please   rain   sit   wet   wise
 
 

Fish   Come   Bite !
 
Fish   come   bite !

Fish   come   bite !

I   have   fished   all   day .

I’ll   fish   all   night .

I   sit   in   the   rain ,

In   my   small   wet   boat .

But   not   a   fish ,

Will   bob   my   float .

Fish   come   bite !

Fish   come   bite !

Please !   Please !

Fish   come   bite !

 
    

At   Night
 
When   night   is   dark ,

My   cat   is   wise .

To   light   the   flood   lights ,

In   his   eyes .

    
Poem by Aileen Fisher 
   
 

*********

     


WEEK EIGHT PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

Ants
       
I   like   to   watch ,

Ten   ants   at   work ,

When   I   am   out   at   play .

I   like   to   see   them ,

Run   a   lot ,

And   move   the   crumbs ,

Some   where .

And   when   I   plug ,

An   ant   hill   door ,

To   keep   them ,

In   their   den ,

I   like   to   see   them ,

Find   a   way ,

To   get   out   side ,

All   ten .

   
    

Fish   Come   Bite !
    
Fish   come   bite !

Fish   come   bite !

I   have   fished   all   day .

I’ll   fish   all   night .

I   sit   in   the   rain ,

In   my   small   wet   boat .

But   not   a   fish ,

Will   bob   my   float .

Fish   come   bite !

Fish   come   bite !

Please !   Please !

Fish   come   bite !

 
  

At   Night
    
When   night   is   dark ,

My   cat   is   wise .

To   light   the   flood   lights ,

In   his   eyes .
 

  

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”

   

Activity 3) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-E” repeated exposure … continued:

         
You can set the grocery bag down on the counter.
    

What sex is your cat, male or female?

    
That’s my twin brother, Ted.
    

My sister just turned ten years old.

    

The Tet Offensive was a challenging time for U.S. troops during the Vietnam war.

    
I need to take the dog to the vet for his yearly shots.

     

I’ll bet that this really hard math problem will vex you.

    
Look at the dew drops on that spider web!

   

After the bride and groom had put on their wedding rings, the pastor said, “I now wed thee man and wife.”

     

My Uncle Wes is a banker.

 

I forgot my umbrella, and now I’m sopping wet.

      

In Japan, the money that they use is called the “yen.”

    
Yep, you bet that I want some dessert tonight!

   
Yes, you can wear your new shoes to school today.

    
It’s not bedtime yet, is it?
  
   

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
         

Who is that by the steps?

   

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen her.

     

I’m quite well, thank you.

   

Take a look at this hard word!

    

I’ll be home by six.

   

Our son just turned three.

    

You need to chop down that dead tree.

    

These things should go in the junk pile.

    

What do you think of this dress?

     

That time for lunch is good for us.

       

Do you know Anne?

   

Their home needs a fresh coat of paint.

   

I’m glad that this bad show is over.

   

That food is all low-fat.

   

I ate lots of French fries.

    

     

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK NINE    

WEEK NINE READING PASSAGES    
    

Lesson 17 –Poems And Rhymes
    
NEW   WORDS  :   bee   buzz   did   girl   gold   hard   song   sweet   that
 
 

Did   You   See   A   Sweet   Girl ?
 
Did   you   see   a   sweet   girl ,

A   sweet   girl ,

A   sweet   girl ?

Did   you   see   a   sweet   girl ,

Go   this   way ,

And   that ?

Come   this   way ,

And   that   way ?

Go   this   way ,

And   that   way ?

Did   you   see   a   sweet   girl ,

Go   this   way ,

And   that ?

 
    

The   Song   Of   The   Bee
 
Buzz !   Buzz !   Buzz !”

The   song   of   the   bee .

His   legs   are   gold ,

And   he’s   not   so   old ,

And   so   hard   at   work ,   is   he !


 

*********


Lesson 18 –Poems And Rhymes
    
NEW   WORDS  :   climbed   down   fell   glad   shout   sun   that’s   there   tree   who
 
 
 

Fall   Down
 
There   was   a   cat ,

Who   climbed   a   tree ,

When   he   fell   down ,

Then   down   fell   he !

 
     

Park   Play
 
Each   bright   sun – up ,

I   can   play ,

In   the   park ,

That’s   on   my   way .

I   can   run ,

And   I   can   shout .

I   am   glad

When   I   come   out .

     
Poem by James S. Tippett 
   
    

*********

     

     
WEEK NINE PHONICS READ-ALONGS
    
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

Did   You   See   A   Sweet   Girl ?
    
Did   you   see   a   sweet   girl ,

A   sweet   girl ,

A   sweet   girl ?

Did   you   see   a   sweet   girl ,

Go   this   way ,

And   that ?

Come   this   way ,

And   that   way ?

Go   this   way ,

And   that   way ?

Did   you   see   a   sweet   girl ,

Go   this   way ,

And   that ?

    
    

The   Song   Of   The   Bee
      
“Buzz !   Buzz !   Buzz !”

The   song   of   the   bee .

His   legs   are   gold ,

And   he’s   not   so   old ,

And   so   hard   at   work ,   is   he !
    
    
     

Fall   Down
    
There   was   a   cat ,

Who   climbed   a   tree ,

When   he   fell   down ,

Then   down   fell   he !

     
     

Park   Play
    
Each   bright   sunup ,

I   can   play ,

In   the   park ,

That’s   on   my   way .

I   can   run ,

And   I   can   shout .

I   am   glad

When   I   come   out .

 

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
      
 

Activity 4) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-I” repeated exposure:

     
  
The baby got food all over her bib.

    

Do you have a Bic pen with red ink that I can borrow?

       

Did you bid on anything at the auction?

    
You surely do have big feet!

    

Please deposit this in the trash bin.

    
That darn cat just bit me!

    

My great-grandpa had quite a career in show-biz.

     
Did you like the movie?
    
Her dog likes to dig holes in their yard.
    

A dik-dik is a cute very tiny antelope that lives in Africa.

    
Can you please dim the lights?

     

That loud din down the hall in our dorm is keeping me from going to sleep.

     
Dip your finger into the cookie dough batter.
     
It’s not okay to fib to your Granny.
    
Dad’s favorite cookies are Fig Newtons.
    
Can we go to Chick – fil – A for lunch?
    
Is that the fin of a dolphin or a shark?!
   
Sorry mom, these pants don’t fit me anymore.
    
Dad needs to fix the leak in our bathroom sink.

    

Fasten those two parts together by using this gib.

    
Our string quartet has a gig at a wedding this weekend.

    
Have you ever heard of the newspaper comic called “Gil Thorp?”

    

That silly git trips over his own two feet all the time.

    
He drank his fizzy water way too fast, and I heard him belch a loud “HIC!”

   
I wonder where Mom hid my birthday presents.
    
     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
      

Each joke that she tells makes me laugh hard.

   

I asked her to go out on a date.

    

This part of the book creeps me out.

    

Those kids make a lot of noise when they play.

    

Their house is made of brick.

    

I can’t eat one more bite!

    

Our cat caught a mouse.

    

I need to take the dog to the vet.

    

I’ll see you next month.

   

I can’t get the top off of this jar.

     

They’re my best friends.

   

I can tell that you’re tired.

   

Take these books to the den.

   

There were tons of people in the store.

   

Boy, oh, boy, that tastes good!

    

      

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK TEN    

WEEK TEN READING PASSAGES    

  
Lesson 19 – Poems And Rhymes
    
NEW   WORDS  :   Joe   eat   hat   looked   pair   pairs   rat   room   saw   stairs   went
 
 

Joe – Bob
 
Joe – Bob ,

He   was   so   small ,

A   rat   could   eat   him ,

Hat   and   all .

 
    

Just   Like   Me
 
I   went   up   one   pair   of   stairs .

Just   like   me .

I   went   up   two   pairs   of   stairs .

Just   like   me .

I   went   in   to   a   room .

Just   like   me .

I   looked   out   of   a   door .

Just   like   me .

And   there   I   saw   a   cat .

Just   like   me .


 

*********


Lesson 20 – Poems And Rhymes
    
NEW   WORDS  :   birds   blow   blue   clouds   does   feel   king   ode   sheep   sing   spring   stand   still   stops   thing   walk   white
 
 

Clouds
 
White   sheep ,

White   sheep ,

On   a   blue   hill .

When   the   wind   stops ,

You   all   stand   still .

When   the   wind   DOES   blow ,

You   walk   some   where .

White   sheep ,

White   sheep ,

Where   did   you   go ?

 
    

Ode   To   Spring
 
Oh ,   spring . Oh ,   spring .

You   great ,   great   thing .

Oh ,   spring .
    
Oh ,   spring . Oh ,   spring .
      
Oh ,   spring . Oh ,   spring ,

When   the   blue   birds   sing ,

I   feel   like   a   king ,   oh   spring .

   
Poem by Walter R. Brooks
   
 

*********

     

     
WEEK TEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS
    
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

Joe – Bob
    
Joe – Bob ,

He   was   so   small ,

A   rat   could   eat   him ,

Hat   and   all .

     
     

Just   Like   Me
    
I   went   up   one   pair   of   stairs .

Just   like   me .

I   went   up   two   pairs   of   stairs .

Just   like   me .

I   went   in   to   a   room .

Just   like   me .

I   looked   out   of   a   door .

Just   like   me .

And   there   I   saw   a   cat .

Just   like   me .

 
    

Clouds
    
White   sheep ,

White   sheep ,

On   a   blue   hill .

When   the   wind   stops ,

You   all   stand   still .

When   the   wind   DOES   blow ,

You   walk   some   where .

White   sheep ,

White   sheep ,

Where   did   you   go ?
 

     

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
      

Activity 4) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-I” repeated exposure … continued:

     

I saw him fall down on the playground today.
   
My left hip is sore.
   

Dad, I got a hit in today’s baseball game!

       

The ship’s jib was torn apart in the mighty storm.

 

Lucy, add Jif peanut butter to the grocery list.

    

My uncle danced a lively jig during the party.

    
The new kid’s name is Jim.  

         

The exchange student who’s with us this summer is named “Jin.”

    
We shouldn’t kid her about her new braces.
   

       
Kim wants me to call her at 4:00.

    

My family is kin to the late Senator.

   
Kip will be the singer in our rock band.
    
Let me see the instructions for the model car kit.
     
Kit got the best grade on the math test.
    
My favorite cereal is Kix.
    
Where’s the lid for the trash can?
   
Ouch, I just bit my lip!
    
Good, Dad just lit a nice, cozy fire for us.
    
Can Liv come to the movie with us?
    
The new teacher is named Liz Smith.

    

I love seeing the leaves turn to pretty colors in mid-autumn.

     
To buy that fancy house, it would cost you a cool mil!

   

An exchange student from China named Min will be living with us this school year.

             
You can mix the chocolate chips into the batter.
    

This cutting tool has a super-sharp diamond nib.  

  

That poor clumsy kid’s abilities at sports is nil.

     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
      

I’m very pleased to meet you.

   

There’s too much junk in this room.

    

Let’s play a round of golf.

   

This fish has lots of bones in it.

   

I think that she will give us a hard test.

    

I think that he’s ten years old.

   

Dad called while you were at the store.

   

She ran to the door and yelled, “TRICK OR TREAT!”

    

I write with my right hand.

   

What can I help you with?

   

His face turned red when she kissed him on the cheek.

    

I saw a gnu at the zoo.

   

You can put those things on the couch.

   

You can have one or the other of these.

   

Dad took a day off last week.

   

     

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK ELEVEN    

WEEK ELEVEN READING PASSAGES    

      

Lesson 21 – Poems And Rhymes

      
NEW   WORDS  :   air   bit   cloth   fair   fly   king’s   life   lord   round   silk   string   wife   your
  
  

Run   A   Bit
   
Run   a   bit ,   this   way ,

Run   a   bit ,   that !

Fine   new   cloth ,

For   a   fine   new   hat .

A   fine   new   hat ,

For   a   girl   so   fair .

Run   ’round ,

And   turn  ’round ,

And   jump   in   the   air .

Run   a   bit ,   this   way ,

Run   a   bit ,   that !

White   silk   string ,

For   a   black   silk   cat .

A   black   silk   cat ,

For   the   Lord   King’s   wife .

Run   ’round ,

And   turn   ’round ,

And   fly   for   your   life !

   
Poem by James Reeves
   
   
    
*********
   
   

Lesson 22 – Poems And Rhymes

   
NEW   WORDS  :   act   ball   dance   else   give   laugh   pout   real   spell   start   there’s   things   throw
   
   

Big
    
Now   I   can   catch ,

And   throw   a   ball ,

And   spell ,

CAT ,   DOG ,   and   PIG .

Now   I   can   stop ,

To   feel   so   small ,

And   start   to   act ,

REAL   BIG !

      
Poem by Dorothy Aldis
    
    

Just   Three
   
How   so   still ,

Some   things   can   be ,

With   just   the   dog ,

The   cat ,   and   me .

There’s   no   one   else ,

To   laugh   or   pout ,

To   dance   and   sing ,

Or   give   a   shout .

With   just   the   dog ,

The   cat,   and   me ,

How   so   still ,

Some   things   can   be .

   
Poem by William Wise 
   
      
*********
   
   
Lesson 23 – Poems And Rhymes
   
NEW   WORDS  :   call   crow   drum   drums   goes   mill   none   stone   stood   town   tum
   
   

Crow   And   Horse
   
There   was   a   crow ,

Sat   on   a   stone ,

When   he   was   gone ,

Then   there   was   none .

There   was   a   horse ,

Went   to   the   mill ,

When   he   went   on ,

He   stood   not   still .

    
     

Drums
   
The   drums   call   the   town
 to   dance ,

We’ll   come   this   day   to   dance !

Tum !   Tum !

Tum !   Tum !

Tum !   Tum !

Goes   the   drum !

  
      
*********

    

     
WEEK ELEVEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS
     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

Run   A   Bit
      
Run   a   bit ,   this   way ,

Run   a   bit ,   that !

Fine   new   cloth ,

For   a   fine   new   hat .

A   fine   new   hat ,

For   a   girl   so   fair .

Run   ’round ,

And   turn  ’round ,

And   jump   in   the   air .

Run   a   bit ,   this   way ,

Run   a   bit ,   that !

White   silk   string ,

For   a   black   silk   cat .

A   black   silk   cat ,

For   the   Lord   King’s   wife .

Run   ’round ,

And   turn   ’round ,

And   fly   for   your   life !

      
   

Just   Three
       
How   so   still ,

Some   things   can   be ,

With   just   the   dog ,

The   cat ,   and   me .

There’s   no   one   else ,

To   laugh   or   pout ,

To   dance   and   sing ,

Or   give   a   shout .

With   just   the   dog ,

The   cat,   and   me ,

How   so   still ,

Some   things   can   be .

   
   

Crow   And   Horse
       
There   was   a   crow ,

Sat   on   a   stone ,

When   he   was   gone ,

Then   there   was   none .

There   was   a   horse ,

Went   to   the   mill ,

When   he   went   on ,

He   stood   not   still .

   

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”

   

Activity 4) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-I” repeated exposure … continued:

          

Jake, don’t let the dog nip at your friends when they come over.

     

Our teacher is a real nit-picker when it comes to getting spelling and grammar correct!

   
We’re going to have to nix this weekend’s party due to the incoming hurricane.

    
On my cell phone, I snapped this pic of a cloud that looks like an elephant!

    
The third little pig built a strong house out of bricks.
    
Mom’s wearing her favorite turquoise pin.
    
We read a story about a boy named Pip.
    
This olive wasn’t supposed to have a pit in it!
     
I think that’s the last barbecue rib I can eat.
    
Let’s get rid of that beat-up pair of shoes.      
       
   
I bet it’s weird working on an oil rig.
    
The basketball bounced off the rim and didn’t go in.
    
Mom will be mad when she sees this rip in my shirt.     

     
How long was Rip Van Winkle’s beard?

    

The police officer yelled “Sic him, Fido,” and the German shepherd police dog ran after the purse snatcher.

   
Sid wants to be a fireman when he grows up.

    

Here’s how you put the SIM card into your new cell phone.

    
I’d argue that there’s no sin that’s worse than murder.

    
Try a sip of this fresh-squeezed orange juice.
    
Hey sis, have you seen my Barbie doll?
    
I need to sit down for a few minutes.
    
My sister is six years old.
   
Are there any sour-flavored Tic – Tac candies?
   
Tim caught the football and ran for a touchdown.
    
Goats don’t really eat tin cans, do they?
   

Pam, let me give you a tip about holding your field hockey stick.
    
I saw Tip with his Dad at the mall.  

       
Vic and I are going to ride our bikes.

    

President Kennedy often used the term “vim and vigor” to describe being energetic.

    

I love seeing tough-guy movies like ones that Vin Diesel acts in.

       
Mom’s going to wear her wig to the Jones’s party.
    
I hope that the Falcons will win the Super Bowl!

    

My grandma has a dry, stinging wit, and you never know when she’s going to throw a zinger at you.

     
The magician was quite a wiz at doing amazing tricks.

     
Our dog starts to yip every time the doorbell rings.

    
Watch that rooster zig and zag around the farmyard.

    

We overheard the folks at the nearby table order a wine called a “Zinfandel,” and they called it a “zin.”

     
Bobby, don’t forget to zip up your jacket!

    

My sister shrieked when she looked in the mirror and saw a zit on her forehead.  

   
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
     

I’d like a glass of ice water.

   

There’s no more milk in the fridge.

   

Why would you say a thing like that?

   

You did a great job with your chores!

    

I’ll have a small piece of cake.

   

There is a lot of sugar in this soft drink.

    

I need to take the car to the car wash.

   

She’s the best in math in our class.

   

Watch how fast that hare can run.

   

Guess how many coins are in that jar.

    

Mom, I got a big part in the school play!

   

She screamed and tried to run away from a bee.

   

Please come in the house at once!

   

I looked up and saw a flock of birds.

    

I think that I like beets more than you do.

    

     

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK TWELVE    
     

WEEK TWELVE READING PASSAGES    
     
Lesson 24 – Poems And Rhymes

NEW   WORDS  :   beef   home   lived   oink   ones   pigs   roast   said   she   stayed   store   sty   walked   wee   while   young
   
    

This   Small   Pig
   
This   small   pig   went   to   the   store .

This   small   pig   stayed   home .

This   small   pig   had   roast   beef .

This   small   pig   had   none .

This   small   pig   said ,

Wee !   Wee !   Wee !”

“I   can’t   find   my   way   home !”

   
    

Old Pig
      
There   was   an   old   pig ,

She   lived   in   a   sty ,

And   three   small   pigs ,

Had   she .

She   walked   all   ’round ,

Said , “Oink !   Oink !   Oink !”

While   the   young   ones   said ,

“Wee !   Wee !”


           
*********
   
   
Lesson 25 – Poems And Rhymes
       
NEW   WORDS  :   Mr.   Mrs.   asked   back   bear   brown   cluck   duck   farm   hawk   heard   quack   rode   sorts   take   talk   talked   trot   ware   yards
   
    

A   Small   Talk
   
The   big   brown   hen   and   Mrs.   Duck,

Went   out   to   take   a   walk .

They   talked   a   bit ,

All   sorts   of   things ,

Farm   yards   and   Mr.   Hawk .

But   all   I   heard   was ,

Cluck !   Cluck !   Cluck !”

And, “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

From   Mrs.   Duck .

   
    

An   Old   Man   Of   Ware
   
There   was   an   old   man   of   Ware ,

Who   rode   on   the   back   of   a   bear.

When   they   asked ,

“Does   it   trot ?”

He   said ,

“No .   Not   a   lot .

It’s   a   bear .

And   a   horse ,

It   is   not .”


Poem by Edward Lear


*********


Lesson 26 – Pattern-Builder Poems
        
NEW   WORDS  :   I’m   been   by   cause   do   dry   eye   left   met   mouth   pry   scared   shy   sky   sly   spy   such   tried   try   which   wings
    
    

Scared   To   Fly
   
My   mouth   is   dry ,

‘Cause ,   I   am   shy .

I’m   scared   to   try ,

To   try   to   fly .

I   met   a   fox ,

A   fox   so   sly ,

I   think   he   might   have   been ,

A   spy .

He   asked   a   lot ,

He   tried   to   pry ,

“Why   are   you   not ,

Up   in   the   sky ?”

I   looked   at   him ,

With   my   left   eye ,

And   walked   up   to   him ,

By – and – by.

“Oh   Fox ,” I   said ,

Do   you   see   wings ?

I   have   no   such   things ,

With   which   to   fly !

Bye – Bye !”

   
     
*********

   


WEEK TWELVE PHONICS READ-ALONGS
     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

Old Pig
         
There   was   an   old   pig ,

She   lived   in   a   sty ,

And   three   small   pigs ,

Had   she .

She   walked   all   ’round ,

Said , “Oink !   Oink !   Oink !”

While   the   young   ones   said ,

“Wee !   Wee !”

   
   

A   Small   Talk
      
The   big   brown   hen   and   Mrs.   Duck,

Went   out   to   take   a   walk .

They   talked   a   bit ,

All   sorts   of   things ,

Farm   yards   and   Mr.   Hawk .

But   all   I   heard   was ,

Cluck !   Cluck !   Cluck !”

And, “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

From   Mrs.   Duck .

   
   

An   Old   Man   Of   Ware
       
There   was   an   old   man   of   Ware ,

Who   rode   on   the   back   of   a   bear.

When   they   asked ,

“Does   it   trot ?”

He   said ,

“No .   Not   a   lot .

It’s   a   bear .

And   a   horse ,

It   is   not .”

   
   

Scared   To   Fly
        
My   mouth   is   dry ,

‘Cause ,   I   am   shy .

I’m   scared   to   try ,

To   try   to   fly .

I   met   a   fox ,

A   fox   so   sly ,

I   think   he   might   have   been ,

A   spy .

He   asked   a   lot ,

He   tried   to   pry ,

“Why   are   you   not ,

Up   in   the   sky ?”

I   looked   at   him ,

With   my   left   eye ,

And   walked   up   to   him ,

By – and – by.

“Oh   Fox ,” I   said ,

“Do   you   see   wings ?

I   have   no   such   things ,

With   which   to   fly !

Bye – Bye !”
     
     

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”

     

Activity 5) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-O” repeated exposure:

     

When I was growing up, it was a Halloween tradition to bob for apples.

    
Can Bob come over for a sleepover this Saturday?

     

My poor bod is really sore from all of yesterday’s exercise.

   

Cranberries grow in a bog.

 

I like to eat chocolate bon-bons for dessert.

        
The cat pawed the dog with a bop on the head.
     

A “bot” is a software application that executes certain tasks on your computer.

     
This box of crackers is empty.
    

One of my favorite foods is corn on the cob.

     
We’re having baked cod with tartar sauce for supper tonight.

     
I feel like I’m just a cog in the wheel at the place where I work.

    
The crooks tried to pull off a crafty con, but they were caught in the act.

     
Dad, the cop behind us just turned on his siren!

    

We need to set up the cot, so that all of our guests have a bed to sleep in.

       

Mrs. Cox told her class that it was time to head to the library.

    
As Bugs Bunny says, “What’s up, Doc?”     
       

I can’t stand the way your dog drools on me.

     

My friend Dom is a baseball fanatic.

   
Don will be in high school next year.
    
Students, remember to put a dot over every letter “I.”
   
My friend Dot just learned how to scramble eggs.
   
Drive carefully in that thick fog!
     
There was a fox outside the henhouse this morning.

         
Coach Fox said that he was proud of our hard work.

    

I’m going to serve myself a massive gob of these tasty garlic-mashed potatoes.

        
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”

         

I had a bad dream last night.

   

It’s quite still out there, since there is no wind.

   

I got a fun new game as a gift.

   

I had a great time at the pool.

   

I’ve never been to that town.

   

Watch our dog chase his own tail, around and around.

   

These new plants will look good in the yard.

   

Let me help you with that.

   

That kid can run like the wind.

   

You must read this great book that I just read.

    

This hat is too small for my head.

    

Please don’t slam the door.

   

It’s a bad sign that those storm clouds are so near.

   

Thanks for the tip; my red coat WAS in the school lost and found.

   

Please put the milk on the top shelf of the fridge.

   

     

*********

*********

               
    

WEEK THIRTEEN    

WEEK THIRTEEN READING PASSAGES  
   
Lesson 27 – Poems And Rhymes

NEW   WORDS  :   cows   fill   grass   green   lakes   land   more   once   past   roof   sheer   swing   till   trees   wall   well


The   Swing
   
How   do   you   like

To   go   up   in   a   swing ,

Up   in   the   air   so   blue ?

Oh,   I   do   think   it

The   sheer ,

Best   thing ,

That   each   young   child   could   do .

Up   in   the   air ,

And   past   the   wall ,

To   fly   so   well ,

I’ve   tried .

Lakes   and   trees ,

And   cows   and   all ,

Fill   the   land ,

So   wide .

Till   I   look   down

On   the   grass ,

So   green ,

Down   on   the   roof ,

So   brown .

Up   in   the   air ,

To   fly   once   more ,

Up   in   the   air ,

And   down !

   
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
    
   
*********
   
   
Lesson 28 – Poems And Rhymes
     
NEW   WORDS  :   bees   climb   creep   don’t   drink   hide   hits   hive   right   soon   splash   square   they’ve
   
    

A   Drink
   
When   I   climb   up ,

To   get   a   drink ,

It   does   not   work ,

The   way   you   think .

I   turn   it   up .

And  “splash”  it   goes ,

And   hits   me   square ,

Right   on   my   nose .

I   turn   it   down ,

To   make   it   small .

And   don’t   get   much ,

To   drink ,   at   all .

   
Poem by Marchette Chute
   
    

Here   Is   The   Bee   Hive
    
Here   is   the   bee   hive .

Where   are   the   bees ?

They’ve   gone   to   hide ,

So   no   one   can   see .

Soon ,   they   will   creep ,

Right   out   of   their   hive .

One ,   two ,   three ,   four ,

FIVE !   BUZZ !

    
   
*********
   
   
Lesson 29 – Pattern-Builder Poems
     
NEW   WORDS  :   Bo   Floe   Moe   Poe   Zoe   being   bell   bro   dang   fro   he’d   hurt   likes   lungs   rang   ring   rung   sang   sings   sung   toe   top   wears   wrong   yelled   yet
   
   

Oh ,   No !
    

“So ,   Bo ,

Can   we   go ?

Can   we   go ,

To   and   fro ?”

“No,   not   yet .

I   hurt   my   toe .”

“Bad   luck ,   Bro .

I’ll   go   with   Joe ,

Or   Moe ,

Or   Poe ,

Or   Floe ,

Or   ZOE !”

   
   

Sing ,   Sang ,   Song ,   Sung
   
I   know   a   king ,

Who   likes   to   sing ,

While   he   wears ,

His   big   gold   ring .

He   sings   his   song ,

It’s   way   too   long ,

I   start   to   cry ,

I   know   that’s   wrong .

While   he   sang ,

The   door   bell   rang ,

The   king   did   stop ,

And   yelled   out ,   “Dang !”

Had   he   sung ,

At   the   top   of   his   lungs ,

He’d   not   have   heard ,

The   bell   being   rung .

      
   
*********
     

     
     
WEEK THIRTEEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS
     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

The   Swing
       
How   do   you   like

To   go   up   in   a   swing ,

Up   in   the   air   so   blue ?

Oh,   I   do   think   it

The   sheer ,

Best   thing ,

That   each   young   child   could   do .

Up   in   the   air ,

And   past   the   wall ,

To   fly   so   well ,

I’ve   tried .

Lakes   and   trees ,

And   cows   and   all ,

Fill   the   land ,

So   wide .

Till   I   look   down

On   the   grass ,

So   green ,

Down   on   the   roof ,

So   brown .

Up   in   the   air ,

To   fly   once   more ,

Up   in   the   air ,

And   down !

     
     

A   Drink
        
When   I   climb   up ,

To   get   a   drink ,

It   does   not   work ,

The   way   you   think .

I   turn   it   up .

And  “splash”  it   goes ,

And   hits   me   square ,

Right   on   my   nose .

I   turn   it   down ,

To   make   it   small .

And   don’t   get   much ,

To   drink ,   at   all .

    
    

Here   Is   The   Bee   Hive
        
Here   is   the   bee   hive .

Where   are   the   bees ?

They’ve   gone   to   hide ,

So   no   one   can   see .

Soon ,   they   will   creep ,

Right   out   of   their   hive .

One ,   two ,   three ,   four ,

FIVE !   BUZZ !

    
         

Oh ,   No !
        
“So ,   Bo ,

Can   we   go ?

Can   we   go ,

To   and   fro ?”

“No,   not   yet .

I   hurt   my   toe .”

“Bad   luck ,   Bro .

I’ll   go   with   Joe ,

Or   Moe ,

Or   Poe ,

Or   Floe ,

Or   ZOE !”

    
    

Sing ,   Sang ,   Song ,   Sung
       
I   know   a   king ,

Who   likes   to   sing ,

While   he   wears ,

His   big   gold   ring .

He   sings   his   song ,

It’s   way   too   long ,

I   start   to   cry ,

I   know   that’s   wrong .

While   he   sang ,

The   door   bell   rang ,

The   king   did   stop ,

And   yelled   out ,   “Dang !”

Had   he   sung ,

At   the   top   of   his   lungs ,

He’d   not   have   heard ,

The   bell   being   rung .

    

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”

     

Activity 5) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-O” repeated exposure … continued:

     

The head Greek god was called Zeus, and the Romans later called him Jupiter.

   
Different religions have different names for God.
   
Sally got a new 10-speed bicycle for Christmas.
   

The ad hoc committee at work broke up after it made its final report.

    
Now Butch, don’t hog all the snacks just for yourself.
   
Red kangaroos can hop 25 feet in one leap!    

    

The water in the bathtub is still too hot.

   

Will we have to move if Mom gets a new job?

     
Let’s jog down to the park.
   
Jon got a dollar from the tooth fairy.
   
Can you please jot down a few reminders for me?

   

Let me show you how to lob the tennis ball back to your opponent.

   
Did you see the chipmunk run under that log?

   

I’m going to lop off this chunk of matted fur on the cat.

   
Thanks a lot!

   

I’d like a lox and bagel sandwich with cream cheese.

   
An angry mob was protesting at the city courthouse.

 

In the 1960s, it was common to hear words like “groovy” and “mod” when someone thought that something was “cool.”

 
My mom is the greatest!

   

In Jamaica, someone might greet you by saying, “Hey, mon!”

    
It’ll take me a minute to mop up this mess.
   
Nod “yes” if you want some dessert.

   

I love to drink egg-nog during Christmastime.

   
I’m not sure that I’m right about that.

   

I’ll show you how to get these peas out of their pod.

         
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
     

Put this coat on; it will keep you warm.

   

Did you find your car keys?

   

Mom and Dad bought a new king size bed.

   

Try them; you might like green eggs and ham.

    

Let’s set up camp by those trees.

   

What do you get when you add five plus four?

  

After I’m done with this, I’ll put out the trash.

   

What did you say your name is?

   

Don’t walk through the mud!

    

We gave Pam a gift card.

    

I did not sleep well all night.

   

They said that they will name their dog “Ruff.”

    

Mrs. Brown is SO nice!

    

I am done with my chores.

   

They have four dogs on their farm.

       

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK FOURTEEN    
    

WEEK FOURTEEN READING PASSAGES 

   
Lesson 30 – Poems And Rhymes

NEW   WORDS  :   bears   done   dream   since


Good   Night ,   Good   Night
     
The   dark   is   a   dream ,

Since   day   is   done .

Good   night .

Good   night ,

To   each   wee   one .

Good   night   to   the   birds ,

And   the   fish   in   the   sea .

Good   night   to   the   bears ,

And   good   night   to   me .

   
Poem by Dennis Lee
   
   

The   Rain
   
Rain   on   the   green   grass ,

And   rain   on   the   tree .

And   rain   on   the   house   top ,

But   not   all   wet   on   me !

     
   
*********

     
      

Lesson 31 – Poems And Rhymes

   
NEW   WORDS  :   Jack   curb   far   few   folks   live   named
   
      

Ants Live Here
  
Ants   live   here ,

By   the   curb   stone .   See ?

They’re   scared   a   lot ,

Of   big   folks   like   me .

   
Poem by Lilian Moore
   
  

Wings
  
Bees   have   four   wings .

Birds   have   two .

I   don’t   have   one .

And   that’s   too   few .

     
Poem by Aileen Fisher
   
    

Two   Small   Black   Birds
   
Two   small   black   birds ,

At   the   top   of   a   hill ,

One   named   Jack ,

And   one   named   Jill .

Fly   far ,   Jack !

Fly   far ,   Jill !

Come   back ,   Jack !

Come   back ,   Jill !

   
   
*********
   
   

Lesson 32 – Poems And Rhymes
    
NEW   WORDS  :   Earth   Sam   bought   broom   bust   clean   kite   moon   mule   mule’s   paint   pear   quite   sneak   swept   time   trust   wants
     
         

The   Mule
    
I   have   a   mule .

That   is   quite   all   right .

Each   day   he   wants ,

To   fly   my   kite .

Each   time   I   let   him ,

The   string   will   bust .

Your   mule’s   not   as   bad ,

I   hope ,   I   trust .

    
Poem by Theodore Roethke 
    
    

Sam   The   Sneak
   
Sam   the   Sneak ,

Bought   a   broom ,

Ate   a   pear ,

And   went   to   the   moon .

Swept   it   clean ,

Did   paint   it   red ,

Came   back   to   Earth ,

And   went   to   bed .

   
Poem by Arnold Spilka
   
   
*********
   

   
    
WEEK FOURTEEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        
       

The   Rain
       
Rain   on   the   green   grass ,

And   rain   on   the   tree .

And   rain   on   the   house   top ,

But   not   all   wet   on   me !

   
    

Pins
      
See   a   pin ,

And   pick   it   up ,

All   the   day ,

You’ll   have   good   luck .

See   a   pin ,

And   let   it   lay ,

Bad   luck   you’ll   have ,

All   the   day .

    

   

A   Goat
    
A   goat   one   day ,

He   felt   so   fine ,

He   ate   ten   shirts ,

From   off   the   line !

    

   

It   Snows
     
It   snows ,

And   it   blows ,

And   it   cuts   off   my   nose .

So ,   pray ,

Good   friend ,

Let   me   in .

I’ll   light   my   pipe ,

And   warm   my   toes ,

Then   I’ll   be   gone ,

As   fast   as   I   came   in
.

    

   

John – John
       
To   John – John ,

A   box   is   a   house ,

Or   a   car ,

Or   a   ship ,

Or   a   train ,

Or   a   horse .

A   stick   is   a   sword ,

Or   a   spear ,

Or   a   cane .

And   a   carpet   is   magic ,

Of   course .

   
       
   
One ,   Two ,   Tie   My   Shoe
      
One ,   two ,

Tie   my   shoe .

Three ,   four ,

Shut   the   door .

Five ,   six ,

Pick   up   sticks .

Seven ,   eight ,

Lay   them   straight .

Nine ,   ten ,

A   big   fat   hen.

   
   

Fish   Come   Bite !
    
Fish   come   bite !

Fish   come   bite !

I   have   fished   all   day .

I’ll   fish   all   night .

I   sit   in   the   rain ,

In   my   small   wet   boat .

But   not   a   fish ,

Will   bob   my   float .

Fish   come   bite !

Fish   come   bite !

Please !   Please !

Fish   come   bite !

   

   

Clouds
    
White   sheep ,

White   sheep ,

On   a   blue   hill .

When   the   wind   stops ,

You   all   stand   still .

When   the   wind   DOES   blow ,

You   walk   some   where .

White   sheep ,

White   sheep ,

Where   did   you   go ?

      

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
     

Activity 5) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-O” repeated exposure … continued:

    

The cheerleaders want red-colored pom – poms.
    
Do Rice Krispies really go, “snap, crackle, and pop?”
    
Is the pot of water boiling yet?
 

My little sister just had chicken pox.

      
Lock the door, so that no one will rob us.
   
That was Rob who waved at us from that mini-van.
    
Grab your rod and reel, and let’s go fishing.
   
Rod is trying out to be the team’s catcher.
   
Ron is the class’s fastest runner.
    
That banana is about to rot.
   
Can Roz sleep over on Saturday?
   
I’ll sob alligator tears if I don’t make the team.

   

Dad covered the brown spots in our yard’s grass with some fresh sod.

   
My Uncle Solomon goes by the nickname “Sol.”

    
I’ll sop up the gravy with my dinner roll.

   

Someone who drinks too much alcohol can be called a “sot.”

  
My favorite pro baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.

   
Is that Tom coming up the driveway?
    
Put that on the top shelf so the dog can’t get to it.
    
Her little girl is the cutest tot I know.
    

I love my new Vox guitar amplifier.

    
Mrs. Chan loves to cook up a tasty stir-fry in her wok.

    
Mom is roaming around the house thither and yon, not getting much accomplished with  her cleaning tasks. 

    
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
      

How have you been these last few years?

    

Put that pot on the top of the stove.

    

My Mom and Dad are so much in love!

    

What is that thing; it smells bad!

   

I am scared of wild animals.

   

How do they keep their grass so green?

   

She hit a line drive and ran to first base.

   

Make sure that you don’t run that stop sign.

    

I think that this plant is dead.

   

I’d like a bit more salt in my soup.

    

Mom, how fast will this seed grow to be a plant?

   

I write with my left hand.

   

I wish that I could get rid of these white hairs.

   

Let’s try out that new ice cream place.

   

I wish that my eyes were blue.

   

    

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK FIFTEEN    
     

WEEK FIFTEEN READING PASSAGES 

     

Lesson 33 – Poems And Rhymes


NEW   WORDS  :   boys   breathe   darned   girls   horn   knows   learned   mad   made   man’s   noise   pleased   sits   smell   smiles   son


        

The   House   Cat
   
The   house   cat   sits  ,

And   smiles   and   sings .

He   knows   a   lot ,

Of   good ,   wise   things .

    
Poem by Annette Wynne
    
    

My   Nose
    
It   does   not   breathe .

It   does   not   smell .

It   does   not   feel ,

At   all ,   quite   well .

I   am   so   mad ,

At   my   big   nose ,

The   one   darned   thing   it   does ,

Is   blows .

   
Poem by Dorothy Aldis
   
   

Tom ,   Tom ,   The   Old   Man’s   Son
    
Tom ,   Tom ,

The   old   man’s   son ,

Learned   to   play ,

When   he   was   young .

And   with   his   horn ,

He   made   such   noise ,

He   so ,   so   pleased

All   the   girls   and   boys .

   
   
*********
    
    

Lesson 34 – Poems And Rhymes

    

NEW   WORDS  :   June   bird   built   cried   days   filled   flew   ground   heat   hot   laid   mid   mole   next   pass   rock   shade   shook   spot   watched   worms
    
    

On   The   Ground
    
When   I   laid   down ,

In   the   grass ,

I   watched   the   ants ,

And   Earth – worms   pass .

And   once   I   laid ,

So   rock – like   still ,

A   mole ,   next   to   me ,

Built   a   hill .

   
Poem by Margaret Lavington 
   
    

June   Heat
   
In   mid – June ,

When   days   are   hot ,

I   like   to   find ,

A   shadefilled   spot .

And   not   such   as   move ,

A   wee ,   wee   bit ,

And   sit ,

And   sit ,

And   sit ,

And   sit !

      
    

Once   I   Saw   A   Wee,   Wee   Bird
   
Once   I   saw ,

A   wee ,   wee   bird ,

Come   hop ,   hop ,   hop !

So ,   I   cried ,

“Sweet   bird ,

Will   you   stop ,   stop ,   stop ?”

I   went   right   to   the   door ,

To   say ,

“How   do   you   do ?”

But   he   shook   his   wee ,   wee   tail ,

And   right   past   me ,   he   flew !

    
   
*********
   
   

Lesson 35 – Pattern-Builder Poems
    

NEW   WORDS  :   bark   bow   bunch   cheer   chores   chow   cow   field   fire   flow   glow   grow   idea   job   lawn   let’s   low   meow   milk   mow   ow   plow   pow   row   scare   scream   seeds   show   slow   snow   sow   tow   whew   window   wow   yellow   yes
    
    

Chores
    
Yes ,   I   know .

This   is   a   lot   of   work .

Just   go   with   the   flow .

Mow   the   lawn .

Sow   the   seeds .

Let   them   grow .

Tow   the   car .

Row   the   boat .

Scare   off   that   crow .

It’s   on   the   window .

Tie   a   bow .

See   how   low ,

You   can   go .

Good   job ,   WOW !

Let’s   cheer ,   “MEOW !”

Let’s   bark ,   “BOW – WOW !”

Plow   the   field .

Milk   the   cow .

Do   it   now .

What   went   “POW ?”

Did   you   scream ,   “OW ?”

Is   there   a   fire ?

I   see   a   red   glow !

I   see   bright   yellow !

Blow   it   out !

Don’t   go   slow !

Good   idea !

Throw   a   bunch   of   wet   snow !

You   put   on   a   great   show !

And   you   put   out   the   fire !

WHEW !

Your   work   is   done .

Come   on   in   for   some   chow !

   
   
*********

    

    
WEEK FIFTEEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        
 

Run   A   Bit
       
Run   a   bit ,   this   way ,
   
Run   a   bit ,   that !
   
Fine   new   cloth ,
   
For   a   fine   new   hat .
    
A   fine   new   hat ,
    
For   a   girl   so   fair .
    
Run   ’round ,
   
And   turn  ’round ,
    
And   jump   in   the   air .
   
Run   a   bit ,   this   way ,
   
Run   a   bit ,   that !
   
White   silk   string ,
   
For   a   black   silk   cat .
   
A   black   silk   cat ,
   
For   the   Lord   King’s   wife .
   
Run   ’round ,
   
And   turn   ’round ,
   
And   fly   for   your   life !

   
   

Just   Three
    
How   so   still ,
   
Some   things   can   be ,
   
With   just   the   dog ,
   
The   cat ,   and   me .
   
There’s   no   one   else ,
   
To   laugh   or   pout ,
   
To   dance   and   sing ,
   
Or   give   a   shout .
   
With   just   the   dog ,
   
The   cat,   and   me ,
   
How   so   still ,
   
Some   things   can   be .

   
   

Crow   And   Horse
        
There   was   a   crow ,
   
Sat   on   a   stone ,
   
When   he   was   gone ,
   
Then   there   was   none.
   
There   was   a   horse ,
   
Went   to   the   mill ,
   
When   he   went   on ,
   
He   stood   not   still .

       
   

Drums
       
The   drums   call   the   town
 to   dance ,

   
We’ll   come   this   day   to   dance !
   
Tum !   Tum !
   
Tum !   Tum !
   
Tum !   Tum !
   
Goes   the   drum !

   
   

This   Small   Pig
   
This   small   pig   went   to   the   store .
   
This   small   pig   stayed   home .
   
This   small   pig   had   roast   beef .
   
This   small   pig   had   none .
   
This   small   pig   said ,
   
“Wee !   Wee !   Wee !”
   
“I   can’t   find   my   way   home !”

   

    

Old Pig
         
There   was   an   old   pig ,
   
She   lived   in   a   sty ,
   
And   three   small   pigs ,
   
Had   she .
   
She   walked   all   ’round ,
   
Said , “Oink !   Oink !   Oink !”
   
While   the   young   ones   said ,
   
“Wee !   Wee !”

   
    

A   Small   Talk
      
The   big   brown   hen   and   Mrs.   Duck,
   
Went   out   to   take   a   walk .
   
They   talked   a   bit ,
   
All   sorts   of   things ,
   
Farm   yards   and   Mr.   Hawk .
   
But   all   I   heard   was ,
   
“Cluck !   Cluck !   Cluck !”
   
And, “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”
   
From   Mrs.   Duck .

   
   

An   Old   Man   Of   Ware
     
There   was   an   old   man   of   Ware ,
   
Who   rode   on   the   back   of   a   bear.
   
When   they   asked ,
   
“Does   it   trot ?”
   
He   said ,
   
“No .   Not   a   lot .
   
It’s   a   bear .
   
And   a   horse ,
   
It   is   not .”

      

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
    

Activity 6) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-U” repeated exposure:

   

Hey bub, what’s up?

   
There’s the first flower bud of spring.
    
My friend Bud makes the coolest paper airplanes.
   
Gross, there’s a bug in my soup.

     

There’s a guy at work who is just a lazy bum.

     
This is the last hot dog bun we’ve got.
     
The school bus was ten minutes late this morning.
   
Brad was mean to me, but later he said he was sorry.
   
Can we name the new puppy “Buz?” 
   
If you see a bear cub, you can be sure its mama is close by.

   

Cattle, sheep, deer, and goats are cud-chewing animals.

    
Pour this cup of milk in the cat’s bowl.
   
Let’s put a bandage on that cut.

   

King Arthur said, “I dub thee Sir Lancelot, a knight of the round table.”

    
Hmm, I guess this firecracker is a dud.
    
The dog dug up another bone in the yard.
    
The song goes, “Dum – dee – dum – dum.”
    
I had lots of fun at Meg’s party.
   
Can I have a piece of chewing gum?
    
I’m taking my new water gun to the pool.
    
Gus was wearing cool new tennis shoes today.

    

The boxer kept punching his opponent in the gut.

     

In England, you might hear someone say, “Hey guv,” which is short for “governor,” and is a show of respect.

     
The spokes in a bicycle tire join at a central hub.

    

The government group called “HUD” stands for “Housing and Urban Development.” 

     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”
     

We saw a black bear in the woods on our hike.

   

Oh no, this egg fell out of its nest.

    

The sun will help to keep us warm on this cold day.

   

On this sci-fi show, they fly a ship to a new world.

    

They scored right at the end of the game.

   

I sat there for a half hour.

   

Let’s use this tool to hold the wood tight.

   

Yes, you can go to Dom’s to play.

   

What’s going on here?

   

What’s the new boy’s name?

        

I have something good to eat for you.

   

I lived in that town for two years.

   

Look at those trees as they sway in the wind.

   

I love this book of her poems.

   

I like food with quite a bit of spice in it.

   

    

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK SIXTEEN    
     

WEEK SIXTEEN READING PASSAGES 

   

Lesson 36 – Poems And Rhymes

    
NEW   WORDS  :   board   brave   drop   ducks   knew   lake   rest   roam   ruled   seas   steer    thin   through   tossed   wheels   would   zag   zig
   
   

The   Wheels   On   The   Bus
   
The   wheels   on   the   bus ,

Go   ’round   and   ’round ,

‘Round   and   ’round ,

‘Round   and   ’round .

The   wheels   on   the   bus ,

Go   ’round   and   ’round ,

All   through   the   town .

   
   

Moon   Boat
   
Moon   boat ,   so   small ,

Brave   and   bright ,

Tossed   all   through ,

The   seas   at   night ,

One   day   when ,

I’m   free   to   roam ,

I’ll   climb   on   board ,

And   steer   you   home .

   
Poem by Charlotte Pomerantz
   
   

Five   Wee   Ducks
    
Five   wee   ducks ,

That   I   once   knew ,

Fat   ones ,

Thin   ones ,

Tall   ones ,   too .

But   the   one   wee   duck ,

With   a   drop   on   his   back ,

He   ruled   the   rest ,

With   a   “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

“Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

“Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

He   ruled   the   rest ,

With   a   “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

Down   to   the   lake ,

They   all   would   go .

Zigzag ,

Zig – zag ,

Don’t   you   know .

But   the   one   wee   duck ,

With   a   drop   on   his   back ,

He   ruled   the   rest ,

With   a   “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

“Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

“Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

He   ruled   the   rest ,

With   a   “Quack !   Quack !   Quack !”

    
    
*********
   
   

Lesson 37 – Poems And Rhymes

     
NEW   WORDS  :   calf   comes   dear   half   her   keeps   miss   stall   thank   took
   
         
Old   Man   And   A   Calf
    
There   was   an   old   man ,

And   he   had   a   calf ,

And   that’s   half .

He   took   him   out   of   the   stall ,

And   put   him   on   the   wall ,

And   that’s   all .

   
   

A   Cat   And   A   Dog
   
Miss   Cat   sits   by   the   fire ,

This   keeps   her   oh ,   so   warm .

In   comes   a   small ,   young   dog ,

“Miss   Cat ,   it’s   good   to   see   you .

So ,   dear   friend ,   Miss   Cat ,

I   pray ,   how   do   you   do ?”

“I   thank   you ,   Mr.   Dog ,

I’m   quite   as   well   as   you .”

    
    
*********
    
    

Lesson 38 – Poems And Rhymes

   
NEW   WORDS  :   I’d   aunt   bag   bats   boy   cheep   chicks   coins   dirt   doze   found   hate   jumps   last   pecks   pile   rice   salt   whole
    
     

Five   Chicks
    
Five   young   chicks ,

My   aunt   does   keep .

One   jumps ,

One   pecks ,

One   sings ,

Cheep !

Cheep !

Cheep !”

   
   

Rice And Salt
   
There   was   a   small ,   young   boy ,

Who   climbed   a   pile   of   dirt .

He   found   a   bag   of   coins ,

But   fell   and   was   not   hurt .

He   bought   some   rice   and   salt ,

So   much   to   make   you   laugh .

So   much   to   last   his   mom ,

A   whole   year   and   a   half !

   
   

Bats
    
I’d   just   hate   to   go   to   bed ,

And   swing   down   from   some   wall .

But   bats ,

They   say ,

Do   just   that   way .

I’d   not   wish   to ,

At   all.

I’d   hate   to   swing   down   from
my   toes ,

All   up – side   down ,

And   try   to   doze !

    
Poem by Effie Lee Newsome 
   
    
*********
    

     
     
WEEK SIXTEEN PHONICS READ-ALONGS
     
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #1, ABOVE READING PASSAGES
   
   
        

Scared   To   Fly
      
My   mouth   is   dry ,
   
‘Cause ,   I   am   shy .
   
I’m   scared   to   try ,
   
To   try   to   fly .
   
I   met   a   fox ,
   
A   fox   so   sly ,
   
I   think   he   might   have   been ,
   
A   spy .
    
He   asked   a   lot ,
    
He   tried   to   pry ,
    
“Why   are   you   not ,
    
Up   in   the   sky ?”
   
I   looked   at   him ,
    
With   my   left   eye ,
    
And   walked   up   to   him ,
    
By – and – by.
    
“Oh   Fox ,” I   said ,
    
“Do   you   see   wings ?
    
I   have   no   such   things ,
    
With   which   to   fly !
    
Bye – Bye !”

   
    

The   Swing
      
How   do   you   like
   
To   go   up   in   a   swing ,
   
Up   in   the   air   so   blue ?
    
Oh,   I   do   think   it
    
The   sheer ,
    
Best   thing ,
   
That   each   young   child   could   do .
   
Up   in   the   air ,
   
And   past   the   wall ,
   
To   fly   so   well ,
   
I’ve   tried .
   
Lakes   and   trees ,
   
And   cows   and   all ,
   
Fill   the   land ,
   
So   wide .
   
Till   I   look   down
   
On   the   grass ,
   
So   green ,
   
Down   on   the   roof ,
   
So   brown .
   
Up   in   the   air ,
   
To   fly   once   more ,
   
Up   in   the   air ,
   
And   down !

   
    

A   Drink
      
When   I   climb   up ,
   
To   get   a   drink ,
   
It   does   not   work ,
   
The   way   you   think .
   
I   turn   it   up .
   
And  “splash”  it   goes ,
   
And   hits   me   square ,
   
Right   on   my   nose .
   
I   turn   it   down ,
   
To   make   it   small .
   
And   don’t   get   much ,
   
To   drink ,   at   all .

   
   

Here   Is   The   Bee   Hive
       
Here   is   the   bee   hive .
   
Where   are   the   bees ?
   
They’ve   gone   to   hide ,
   
So   no   one   can   see .
   
Soon ,   they   will   creep ,
   
Right   out   of   their   hive .
   
One ,   two ,   three ,   four ,
   
FIVE !   BUZZ !

   
    

Oh ,   No !
       
“So ,   Bo ,
   
Can   we   go ?
   
Can   we   go ,
   
To   and   fro ?”
   
“No,   not   yet .
   
I   hurt   my   toe .”
   
Bad   luck ,   Bro .
   
I’ll   go   with   Joe ,
   
Or   Moe ,
   
Or   Poe ,
   
Or   Floe ,
   
Or   ZOE !”

   
   

Sing ,   Sang ,   Song ,   Sung
       
I   know   a   king ,
   
Who   likes   to   sing ,
   
While   he   wears ,
   
His   big   gold   ring .
   
He   sings   his   song ,
   
It’s   way   too   long ,
   
I   start   to   cry ,
   
I   know   that’s   wrong .
   
While   he   sang ,
   
The   door   bell   rang ,
   
The   king   did   stop ,
   
And   yelled   out ,   “Dang !”
   
Had   he   sung ,
   
At   the   top   of   his   lungs ,
   
He’d   not   have   heard ,
   
The   bell   being   rung .

   
   

Good   Night ,   Good   Night
         
The   dark   is   a   dream ,
   
Since   day   is   done .
   
Good   night .
   
Good   night ,
   
To   each   wee   one .
   
Good   night   to   the   birds ,
   
And   the   fish   in   the   sea .
   
Good   night   to   the   bears ,
   
And   good   night   to   me .

   
   

The   Rain
      
Rain   on   the   green   grass ,
   
And   rain   on   the   tree .
   
And   rain   on   the   house   top ,
   
But   not   all   wet   on   me !
 
   

FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #2, “SCOPE AND SEQUENCE”     
     

Activity 6) CVC WORDS: Middle-letter “Short-U” repeated exposure … continued:

   

Come give your Grandpa a big hug!

    

Let me try to hum that tune for you.

   

Attila the Hun built a mighty empire.

     

We found an empty old hut in the woods yesterday.

   

The new kid’s name is “Jud.”

       

Dad brought home a jug of apple cider.

    

This lamp is so tall that the base will need to jut out the window a bit when we put it in the back seat of the car.

    

I’ll lug this heavy suitcase up the stairs.

    
Tom, there’s mud all over your pants!
 

There’s nothing better than a mug of cold root beer.

       
Just keep mum about this and it’ll be our little secret.

   

My brother chews his fingernails down to the nub.

   

After my uncle died, my aunt became a Catholic nun.

   
I can’t eat that cookie if there’s a nut in it.

   

In England, people like to go to a pub for a beverage and good conversation with friends.

     

The dog breed called a pug has a very wrinkly face.

    
My mom is great with words, and she is always coming up with some funny pun.

    
Their new pup is very frisky.
     
Gross, there’s pus where the scab on my leg is.
     
Rub the lamp and maybe a genie will come out.
    
The cat coughed up a hairball on the rug!

    

This rum raisin ice cream is to die for.

   
I’m going to run around the track two times.

    

I’ve been in a rut the last few months, and I need to do something to spice up my life.

    
Our teacher was sick, and our sub was very nice.

       
FROM AOCR PHONICS ACTIVITY #3, “MOST FREQUENT WORDS”

         

I had a hot dog for lunch.

  

Did you hear that frog croak?

   

The king spoke to the crowd.

   

Look at that mother bear with her two cubs.

   

I’ll play the black side in our chess game.

   

Oops, I fell down on the ice.

   

Can you say that again, please?

   

The third pig built a brick house.

   

That chore was hard work!

   

Should we go there next?

   

You have to get used to his puns.

   

She’s my niece, Beth.

   

I want to give him that toy.

   

The rain will stop soon.

   

Hold my hand as we cross the street.

    
     

*********

*********

        
    

WEEK SEVENTEEN    
   

WEEK SEVENTEEN READING PASSAGES 

     

Lesson 39 – Poems And Rhymes

   
NEW   WORDS  :   both   chant   chants   clown   cook   ease   feet   frown   hands   iced   pan   pants   pies   snout   songs   stray   swim
   
   

To   Swim
   
Watch   me   swim !

I   lie   down ,   so .

And   make   my   hands ,

And   both   feet   go .

I   blow   to   keep   so   dry ,

My   snout .

And   breathe   with   ease ,

And   do   not   pout .

I   can   swim ,

As   fine   can   be ,

So   long   as   I   keep   out   of
the   sea .

   
Poem by Alice Higgins 
   
   

Snow
     
We’ll   play   in   the   snow ,

And   stray   in   the   snow .

And   stay   in   the   snow ,

In   a   snow – white   park .

We’ll   clown   in   the   snow ,

And   frown   in   the   snow .

Fall   down   in   the   snow ,

Till   it’s   way   past   dark .

We’ll   cook   snow   pies ,

In   a   big   snow   pan .

We’ll   make   snow   eyes ,

In   a   round   snow   man .

We’ll   sing   snow   songs ,

And   chant   snow   chants ,

And   row   in   the   snow ,

In   our   fat   snow   pants .

And   when   it’s   time ,

To   go   home   to   eat ,

We’ll   have   snow   toes ,

On   our   iced – up   feet .

     
Poem by Karla Kushkin 
    
    
*********
   
   

Core Knowledge (R) Independent Reading (Review guidelines for publishing Core Knowledge (R) materials at the bottom of this page-view.)

Kit

     

Lesson 40 – Part One

    
NEW WORDS  :   Stan   Kit’s   camp   cats   flip   flop   gets   has   hats   hid   kit   lap   lost   pets
   
     

Kit
    
Kit   can   run .

Kit   can   skip .

Kit   can   flip   and   flop .

Kit   can   swim .

   
   

Kit   and   Stan
   
Kit   ran   and   hid .

Stan   ran   and   got   Kit .

Stan   ran   and   hid .

Kit   ran   and   got   Stan .

Kit   and   Stan   had   fun .

   
   

Kit’s   Hats
    
Kit   has   hats .

Kit   has   big   hats .

Kit   has   flat   hats .

Kit   has   fun   hats .

   
   

Kit’s   Cats