Lesson Plan : The "Vowel" Slide

Teacher Name:
 Mrs. G
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Language Arts
Content:
 Prior Knowledge: 1. Knowledge of the 26 letters of the alphabet. 2. Four Months of lessons on consonant and vowel sounds including vocabulary building and printing.
Goals:
 1. Students will learn that every word must have a vowel. 2. Students will also learn how to blen three letters into a word. 3. Students learn word families.
Objectives:
 This lesson is designed for beginning readers to teach them how to master blending of sounds/letters together.
Materials:
 1. Draw a large slide on the chalkboard. 2. Large alphabet cards.
Introduction:
 1. Ask students to name the vowel letters (a,e,i,o,u). 2. Ask studetns if they have ever felt afraid to go down a sliding board. 3. Tell them that all the vowels are afraid to go down a sliding board.
Development:
 1. Select a vowel to start the lesson. ex. A 2. Well, along comes two friends to help the vowel go down the slide. 3. Pick two consonants that the students have studied. ex. C, T
Practice:
 1. Assign C and T to two individual students. 2. C tells A that they will go up the slide together while saying their sound ca/ca/ca/ as they go up each step. Students act out. 3. T waits at the bottom of the slide to catch them. 4. They draw out the sound as they slide down and add the T sound as it catches them at the bottom.
Checking For Understanding:
 1. Monitor understanding throughout lesson. 2. Slow the process or repeat the activity if needed. Some students may require one-on-one assistance.
Closure:
 1. Praise for a job well done.
Evaluation:
 1. By the third day, students should be able to conduct lesson independent from the teacher.
Teacher Reflections:
 1. Determine if students are ready to move on to a more complicated but related lesson on the blending of sounds to make words (new word family).

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