Reading Games Lesson Plan: Alphabetical Order h to n

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- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan
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Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the words given on the 'word plant'
  • Click and drag the words into the box in their correct alphabetical order
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Repeat for all words until reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To read and arrange given words into alphabetical order

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small cards (A4 pdf) showing letters 'h' to 'n', words (A4 pdf) for homework

Learning Objectives

  • To secure alphabetic letter knowledge and alphabetic order

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain to class that they will be practicing the alphabet.
  • Ask class to chant the alphabet from 'a' to 'n' and then stop, repeat this a few times until most of the class are joining in.
  • Teacher to load 'Alphabetical Order: h to n' on to the interactive whiteboard and read the instructions to the class. Explain that Little Mo needs help with her special word plant because all the words are in the wrong alphabetical order.
  • Teacher to start game and ask pupils to read all the words on the 'word plant'. When this has been done, show pupils the alphabet strip along the bottom of the reading game. Explain to the pupils that they can use the alphabet strip to help them order the words correctly.
  • Class to identify the word starting with the letter 'h'. Teacher to model clicking and dragging the word into the top line of the box.
  • Explain to pupils that if they go wrong they can click on the bird and and it will undo the last word they dragged.
  • Continue with the reading game, selecting pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard and choose the correct word, clicking and dragging it into the box. Encourage the whole class to participate until all 15 words have been correctly ordered.
  • Teaching assistant could sit beside less able pupils and encourage them to use the alphabet strip to look for the next word.
  • PLENARY: Ask pupils to chant the alphabet from 'h' to 'n', then teacher to hand out small cards (A4 pdf) showing these letters. Ask those pupils with the cards to come to the front of the classroom and arrange themselves into alphabetical order. The rest of the class can then chant the alphabet and check that the cards are in the correct order. This could be repeated with other pupils if time allows.

Literacy Homework

Pupils to re-write five given words (A4 pdf) into the correct alphabetical order.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the words given on the 'word plant'
  • Click and drag the words into the box in their correct alphabetical order
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Repeat for all words until reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To read and arrange given words into alphabetical order

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, individual computers, prepared strips (A4 pdf) for homework, drawing programme

Learning Objectives

  • To secure alphabetic letter knowledge and alphabetic order

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain to class that they will be practicing the alphabet.
  • Ask class to chant the alphabet from 'a' to 'n' several times and then just 'h' to 'n' (to make it easier for Little Mo!).
  • Teacher to load 'Alphabetical Order: h to n' on to the interactive whiteboard and read the instructions to the class.
  • Teacher to start game and ask pupils to read all the words on the 'word plant'. When this has been done, show pupils the alphabet strip along the bottom of the reading game. Explain to the pupils that they can use the alphabet strip to help them order the words correctly.
  • Class to identify the word starting with the letter 'h'. Teacher to model clicking and dragging the word into the top line of the box.
  • Explain to pupils that if they go wrong they can click on the bird and and it will undo the last word they dragged.
  • Ask class to suggest which word will be next, reminding them about alphabetical order.
  • Explain to pupils that they will now play the reading game on their computers working with a partner. Pupils to take turns in using the mouse and reading the words.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to ensure that the 'Alphabetical Order: h to n' reading game is ready to play on pupils' computers.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers giving support where necessary, encouraging turn taking and correct reading of words.
  • Teacher to explain that pupils who have finished the reading game can use a drawing programme to draw a picture for four letters in alphabetical order e.g. a kitten, a lamp, a man, a net (teacher could write these letters on a board to remind pupils of the task). Pupils to take turns drawing their pictures.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to assist with loading the drawing programme.
  • PLENARY: At the end of the lesson teacher to ask pupils to chant alphabet from 'h' to 'n' and select some pupils to show their drawings. Finish lesson by chanting alphabet all the way from 'a' to 'n'.

Literacy Homework

Ask pupils to write out a word for each of the letters 'h' to 'l' on a prepared strip (A4 pdf).
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Alphabetical Order h to n
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