Lesson Plan : Learning letters/sounds

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Collins
Grade:
 Grade 3
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Focus: Letter sound /a/.
Goals:
  1.To teach the pupil the letters of the alphabet and to becoming automatic in alphabet sequencing. 2.To teach the pupil the sound and name of 5 letters of the alphabet. 3.To make the pupil aware of 3 tricky words. 4.To develop the pupils' phonemic awareness abilities. 5.To develop the pupils' visual discrimination abilities. 6.To improve the pupils' sentence structure. 7.To improve reading fluency and comprehension.
Objectives:
 1.Pupil will practise the letter sequence from a - m. 2.Pupil will learn the name and sound of letter 'a' and be able to read text containing these letters: s,a,p,t,i,n. 3.Pupil becomes familiar with the words I, he, the. 4.Pupil practises blending, decoding and phoneme deletion. 5.Pupil practises matching similar pictures. 6.Pupil practises making up sentences in the right structure. 7.Pupil reads a short booklet emphasising the short sound /a/.
Materials:
 1.Handout for alphabet sequence practice. 2.Plastic alphabet letters. 3.Drill pack cards for the letters s,a,p,t,i,n. 4.Text containing the words with the above letters. 5.6 Handouts to practise the short sound /a/. 6.2 Handouts for visual discrimination practice. 7.Cards for sentence structure
Introduction:
 1.Pupil puts the alphabet plastic letters(from a-m)in a sequence. 2.Teacher and pupil say alternate letters through the alphabet. 3.Teacher and pupil say two letters each, alternating through the alphabet. 4.Pupil sequences the alphabet from memory.
Development:
 1.Introducing the drill packs. 2.Drill cards are created for the letters s,a,p,t,i,n and practised. 3.Short text containing these letters is read. 4.Reinforcement of letter sound /a/: Booklet Zac the Rat is read. Emphasy is on /a/. 6 Handouts are explained and worked out. Pupil writes 6 regular words with /a/ on small board. 5.The 3 unsoundable words are introduced and written on flashcards. 6.Blending and Decoding practice with words found in booklet Zac the Rat. 7.Phoneme Deletion Practice. 8.Visual Discrimination are explained and worked out.
Practice:
 Words for Blending: Zac, rat, can, on, ants, jam, pan, fan, on, had, ran. Words for Decoding: nap, rat, can, on, ants, jam, pan, fan, on, had, ran. Phoneme Deletion Practice: What word would be left if the /k/ sound were taken away from cat? What word would be left if the /r/ sound were taken away from rat? What word would be left if the /c/ sound were taken away from can? What word would be left if the /j/ sound were taken away from jam? What word would be left if the /ts/ sound were taken away from ants?
Closure:
 Sentence Structure Practice: Pupil is provided with 4 sets of cards.The cards are sorted out in piles according to helping words, nouns, verbs,helping words, nouns. Pupil creates his own sentences and reads them. Emphasy is made on the sound /a/ whilst reading the sentences.

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