Lesson Plan Title : Four Corners and a Wall - Matching Vowel Sounds

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : This lesson gets students up and moving. It is designed to assist in helping students practice their long and short vowel sounds as their vocabulary continues to build.

Objective: The student will be able to match a picture with the correct short or long vowel sound.


Large cards with one vowel written on each one

Index cards with pictures on them


Ahead of time tape four of the vowels in different corners of the classroom, and one in the middle of a wall. Pass out the picture cards to the students and tell them when you say, 'go' they should go stand under the correct vowel. After the students are under their vowel, ask them to check each other's pictures to make sure everyone is in the correct spot. If someone chose the wrong vowel, help them figure out which one they should stand under. Mix up the cards or pass out different cards and play again.


Another way to utilize the cards would be to place the vowel cards across the top of a bulletin board, then hold up the pictures and have the class name which vowel it can be placed under. Continue until all of the cards have been used.