Lesson plan

Lesson 15 - Decoding and Spelling: Review and Cycle Assessment

teaches Common Core State Standards RF.1.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/1/3
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/2

Lesson 15 - Decoding and Spelling: Review and Cycle Assessment

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 15 Overview found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets 

  • Opening A:
    • I can read silly VC and CVC words.
    • I can identify the sound that corresponds to the digraph “th.”
    • I can decode regularly spelled one-syllable words by mapping graphemes and phonemes.
    • I can read words with an “-s” ending.
  • Opening B:
    • I can spell VC, CVC, and high-frequency words.
    • I can read first-grade words that “don’t play fair” in isolation.
    • I can use what I know about common spelling patterns to spell words with that common pattern correctly.

In Advance

  • Gather a list of regularly spelled nonsense (“silly”) words, using only phonemes and graphemes that have been taught thus far.
  • For Spelling with Style, consider teaching students some “styles” so they can choose one or more styles to use.
    • Consider adding to the collection of styles as the year progresses.
  • Prepare the Cycle 2 Assessment: Lesson 15.


  • Lesson-specific: decode, goal


  • Whiteboards or sheet protectors with white cardboard inside (one per student)
  • Whiteboard markers (one per student)
  • Whiteboard erasers (or tissues, socks, etc.; one per student)
  • Cycle 2 Assessment: Lesson 15 (one per student; see Assessment Overview and Resources)










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