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(for Ages 0 - 1)

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(for Ages 2 -7)

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Brightly Beaming 
Steps to Reading Program

Step Four:
Story of the Week
Adaptable for Ages 4 - 7
by Katrina Lybbert

Curriculum Outline

This program will cover a whole year of learning.  I have created a schedule that lasts 40 weeks.  You are welcome to adapt the schedule for your own family.  This is just a suggestion.  Have fun with it!

Your child should know all the basic sounds of the letters that were covered in the Letter of the Week curriculum, and many of the sounds from the Sound of the Week curriculum, before beginning this one. 

Optional:  You could combine the Sound of the Week and Story of the Week curriculums together.  Alternate each week between the two.  This is just an alternative suggestion for those who have very eager young readers.  It is much simpler to do them separately.  But choose what works best for your child.

Every few weeks you will teach new sight words and then read stories that will begin your child on a path to lifelong reading.  There are game suggestions to help teach the sight words.  Go only as fast as your child can manage.

A nice resource for lists of sight words taught to beginning readers is the Dolch Word List.  You can refer to this list if you would like to teach even more sight words than are found in the Story of the Week curriculum.

~The Lessons~

Lesson 1:  Sight Words - Basic
(the, to, a, I, you, said, for, look, is, little, was, not, my, me, big, come, where, away, here, help, find, funny, go, we, and)
Lesson 2:  Story 1Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Lesson 3:  Story 2 - Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss
Lesson 4:  Story 3 - We Look (Read with Dick and Jane)
Lesson 5:  Sight Words - Colours
(blue, yellow, white, gray, green, black, red, orange, brown, purple, gold, pink, silver)
Lesson 6:  Story 4 - Rain by Robert Kalan
Lesson 7:  Story 5 - Freight Train by Donald Crews
Lesson 8:  Story 6 - I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Lesson 9:  Story 7 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
Lesson 10:  Sight Words - Numbers
(one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, hundred, thousand, million)
Lesson 11:  Story 8 - How Many Fish? by Caron Lee Cohen
Lesson 12:  Story 9 - Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lesson 13:  Story 10 - Ten Apples Up on Top! by Theo. LeSieg
Lesson 14:  Sight Words - Prepositions
(across, around, over, through, under, in, out, down, between, on, by, from, at)
Lesson 15:  Story 11 - Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
Lesson 16:  Story 12 - Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lesson 17:  Story 13 - Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
Lesson 18:  Sight Words - Opposites
(left, right, morning, night, wet, dry, old, new, high, low, front, back, slow, quick, his, her, loose, tight, heavy, light, hot, cold, clean, dirty, few, many, hard, easy, awake, asleep, early, late)
Lesson 19:  Story 14 - The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Lesson 20:  Story 15 - Old Hat, New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lesson 21:  Story 16 - Piggies by Audrey & Don Wood
Lesson 22:  Story 17 - Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman
Lesson 23:  Sight Words - Animals
(duck, kitten, cricket, donkey, mouse, owl, butterfly, chicken, bird, horse, geese, rooster, monkey, puppy, spider, goat, sheep, mother, father, sister, brother)
Lesson 24:  Story 18 - Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Lesson 25:  Story 19 - Quick, Quack, Quick! by Marsha Arnold
Lesson 26:  Story 20 - Biscuit Wants to Play by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Lesson 27:  Story 21 - Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson 28:  Story 22 - The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Lesson 29:  Story 23 - Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins
Lesson 30:  Sight Words - Time
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, week, month, year, hour, minute, bedtime, hand, clock)
Lesson 31:  Story 24 - Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson 32:  Story 25 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Lesson 33:  Story 26 - Sunshine, Moonshine by Jennifer Armstrong
Lesson 34:  Story 27 - Milk and Cookies by Frank Asch
Lesson 35:  Story 28 - Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
Just for Fun!
Lesson 36:  Story 29 - Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Lesson 37:  Story 30 - Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
Lesson 38 - Story 31 - Bumpety Bump! by Pat Hutchins
From the Bible
Lesson 39 - Scripture Story 1 - The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13
Lesson 40 - Scripture Story 2 - The Wise Man and the Foolish Man - Matthew 7:24-27

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