Lesson Plan : Long Vowel Laundry

Teacher Name:
 Michelle Coder
 Grade 1
 Language Arts

 Identifying words with long vowels
 A Selection of paper clothing with words containing long and short vowels will be presented to the students. Students will chose the articles containing words with long vowels and hang them on a clothes line.
 1. Students will be able to identify words with long vowels. 2. Students will be able to differentiate between words containing long and short vowels.
 1. Students will identify words with long vowels with 70% accuracy. 2. Students will be able to differentiate between words containing long anfd short vowels with 70% accuracy.
 Paper clothing containing words Small clothes line and small clothes pins Long and short vowel chart
 Inform the students they will be playing a game today with words containing long and short vowels. Ask them to demonstrate long vowel sounds. Show them some of the paper clothes and the clothes line so they have an idea of what they will be doing. Then, using the Vowel Chart review the long vowel sounds associating them with the picture on the chart. Write a word containging long vowels and have the students help you decode it using The Code.
 Using several paper clothes, model finding one with a "Long vowel word". Model hanging that word up on the clothes line. Explain everyone will get several turns to do this activity.
 Have each child practice finding a "long vowel word". Encourage them to use "The Code" to determine which words use long vowels. Help each child attach their article of clothing to the clothes line.
 1. Prompt students with "The Code" if they are having difficulty decoding words. 2. Help students with less developed fine motor coordination to clip the paper clothes to the clothes line.
Checking For Understanding:
 1. Have each student pronounce the words they have chosen to hang on the clothes line. As they are reviewing their chosen words, look for any errors and have the students make corrections by taking those words off the clothes line. Give students a worksheet that checks their understanding of long vowel words.
 Praise students for doing a great job. Tell students that this game will help them be able to decode the words in their reading book. Review the long vowel sounds and have each student share a word with a long vowel. Then have students find their reading books for the reading portion of the lesson period.
 The evaluation strategy I am using is a teacher observation and a assessment worksheet.

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