Pronunciation and Vocabulary Building Curriculum (NNLC)  

Produced by Northern Nevada Literacy Council. Contact director@nnlc.org

This is the curriculum for two levels of Pronunciation/ Vocabulary Building.

  • Lessons 1-32 for both levels are identical and therefore combined.
  • Vocabulary Building Lessons 33-59 for Level I vary from Lessons 33-59 for Level II.

It is suggested that classes be divided based on the following CASAS Appraisal Scaled Scores:

  • Level I:
    CASAS Scores 180-200

  • Level II:
    CASAS Scores 201+

Table of Contents:

1. Teaching Methods

2. Lesson Plans 1-14 (Levels I & II)

Levels I & II, Lessons 1-2
Lesson 1: Letters & Sample Sound Words
Lesson 2: Letters & Sample Sound Words
Levels I & II, Lessons 3-4
Lesson 3: Sounds of "a" & "e
Lesson 4: Sounds of "i," "o," & "u"

Levels I & II, Lessons 5-8
Lesson 5: Sounds of "b," "c," & "d"
Lesson 6: Sounds of "f," "g," & "h"
Lesson 7: Sounds of "j," "k," & "l"
Lesson 8: Sounds of "m," "n," & "p"

Levels I & II, Lessons 9-11
Lesson 9: Sounds of "q," "r," & "s"
Lesson 10: Sounds of "t," "v," & "w"
Lesson 11: Sounds of "x," "y," & "z"

Levels I & II, Lessons 12-14
Lesson 12: Sounds of "sh" & "ch"
Lesson 13: Sounds of "th"
Lesson 14: Sounds of "wh" & "ph"

3. Lesson Plans 15-32 (Levels I & II)

4. Lesson Plans 33-59 (Level I)

Level I, Lessons 33-59
Lesson 33: Vocabulary: Classroom
Lesson 34: Vocabulary: Classroom
Lesson 35: Vocabulary: Colors, Shapes, Patterns
Lesson 36: Vocabulary: Colors, Shapes, Patterns
Lesson 37: Vocabulary: Body Parts
Lesson 38: Vocabulary: Body Parts
Lesson 39: Vocabulary: People & Family Members
Lesson 40: Vocabulary: People & Family Members
Lesson 41: Vocabulary: Clothing
Lesson 42: Vocabulary: Clothing
Lesson 43: Vocabulary: Describing People
Lesson 44: Vocabulary: Describing People
Lesson 45: Vocabulary: Describing People
Lesson 46: Vocabulary: Food Items
Lesson 47: Vocabulary: Food Items
Lesson 48: Vocabulary: Food Items
Lesson 49: Vocabulary: Food Item Containers And Packaging
Lesson 50: Vocabulary: Food Items
Lesson 51: Vocabulary: Eating Out
Lesson 52: Vocabulary: Eating Out
Lesson 53: Vocabulary: Eating Out
Lesson 54: Vocabulary: Home & Household Items
Lesson 55: Vocabulary: Home & Household Items
Lesson 56: Vocabulary: Home & Household Items
Lesson 57: Vocabulary: Home & Household Items
Lesson 58: Vocabulary: Home & Household Items
Lesson 59: Vocabulary: Office & Office Occupations

5. Lesson Plans 33-59 (Level II)

Level II, Lessons 33-39: Grammar Basics
Lesson 33: Nouns
Lesson 34: Capitalization, Proper Nouns, & Articles
Lesson 35: Plural Nouns
Lesson 36: Pronouns
Lesson 37: Subjects & Objects
Lesson 38: Adjectives
Lesson 39: Possessive Adjectives & Pronouns
Level II, Lessons 40-46: Vocabulary
Lesson 40: Time & Calendar
Lesson 41: Time & Tense
Lesson 42: Time & Tense
Lesson 43: Prepositions
Lesson 44: Communication
Lesson 45: Personal Information
Lesson 46: Measurements

Level II, Lessons 47-54: Vocabulary
Lesson 47: Packaging
Lesson 48: Labels And Warnings
Lesson 49: Money & Purchasing
Lesson 50: Grammar
Lesson 51: Money & Purchasing
Lesson 52: Money & Purchasing
Lesson 53: Community
Lesson 54: Motion Verbs

Level II, Lessons 55-59: Vocabulary (55, 56, 57, & 59) & Grammar (58)
Lesson 55: Expressing Feelings & Describing Things
Lesson 56: Weather Conditions & Emergencies
Lesson 57: Crime & Public Safety
Lesson 58: Types Of Sentences & Contractions
Lesson 59: Recreation

6. Phonics Review Lessons

Review Lesson I

7. Competency Tests

8. Student Handouts, Lessons 3-14 (Levels I & II)

Lessons 3-4
Lesson 3: Sounds of "a" & "e"
Lesson 4: Sounds of "i," "o," & "u"
Lessons 5-8
Lesson 5: Sounds of "b," "c," & "d"
Lesson 6: Sounds of "f," "g," & "h"
Lesson 7: Sounds of "j," "k," & "l"
Lesson 8: Sounds of "m," "n," & "p"
Lessons 9-11
Lesson 9: Sounds of "q," "r," & "s"
Lesson 10: Sounds of "t," "v," & "w"
Lesson 11: Sounds of "x," "y," & "z"
Lessons 12-14
Lesson 12: Sounds of "sh" & "ch"
Lesson 13: Sounds of "th"
Lesson 14: Sounds of "wh" & "ph"