Reading Games Lesson Plan: Double Consonants - Words that start with 'bl' or 'br'

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- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan
- Individual Computer Lesson Plan
- Play Words That Start With bl or br Game
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Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the word endings
  • Click and drag 'bl' or 'br' to make a word
  • Sound out word and check if it sounds correct
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag an item of rubbish into the recycling bin, or have another go
  • Repeat for all sets of words

Context of Lesson

Pupils to read word stems and sound out to find correct word beginning with double consonants 'bl' and 'br'

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small cards (A4 pdf) showing 'bl' and 'br', list of words (A4 pdf) used in the game

Learning Objectives

  • To investigate, read and spell words beginning with 'bl' or 'br'

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to introduce lesson by showing two cards (A4 pdf) with the double consonants 'bl' and 'br'. Ask pupils to say what these sounds are.
  • Teacher to explain that the 'bl' and 'br' sounds usually come at the beginning of a word.
  • Teacher to give some examples, e.g. blue and brown.
  • Teacher to load 'Double Consonants: Words that start with bl and br' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard. Explain to the class that Wellington the turtle can only clean up the sea if they help him get his 'bl' and 'br' words correct.
  • Teacher to begin game and model clicking and dragging 'bl' or 'br' to make a word. Ask pupils to sound out each newly formed word. Does it sound correct?
  • Teacher to choose a pupil to click and drag an item of rubbish into the recycling bin.
  • Before starting the next group of words hand out the 'bl' and 'br' sound cards (A4 pdf). Explain to the class that they will now sound out the parts of the words in the box and then decide whether a 'bl' sound should start the word or a 'br' sound. Pupils to hold up a 'bl' or 'br' card to let the teacher know their choice.
  • Ask an individual pupil to click and drag the 'bl' or 'br' sound up to the box. Pupil to sound out the completed word. Does it sound correct?
  • Continue playing the reading game in this way. Ask different pupils to click and drag items of rubbish into the recycling bin.
  • Teaching assistant to sit with less able pupils and encourage correct sounding out of words.
  • PLENARY: Leave up last set of words (brain, brake, bleed, blink) and ask pupils to think of a sentence for each word and then tell their sentence to the pupil sitting beside them. Less able pupils to tell their sentence to the teacher or teaching assistant. More able pupils to think of two sentences for each word. Teacher and teaching assistant to move around class listening to the sentences.

Literacy Homework

Pupils to make a list of the 'bl' and 'br' words used in the reading game. Who can remember all the words?
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the word endings
  • Click and drag 'bl' or 'br' to make a word
  • Sound out word and check if it sounds correct
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag an item of rubbish into the recycling bin, or have another go
  • Repeat for all sets of words

Context of Lesson

Pupils to read word stems and sound out to find correct word beginning with double consonants 'bl' and 'br'

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, individual computers, small cards (A4 pdf) showing 'bl' and 'br', small blank cards/paper

Learning Objectives

  • To investigate, read and spell words beginning with 'bl' or 'br'

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to introduce lesson by showing two cards (A4 pdf) with the double consonants 'bl' and 'br'. Ask pupils to say what these sounds are.
  • Teacher to explain that the 'bl' and 'br' sounds usually come at the beginning of a word. Teacher to give some examples, e.g. blue and brown.
  • Teacher to load 'Double Consonants: Words that start with bl and br' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard.
  • Explain to the class that Wellington the turtle can only clean up the sea if they help him get his 'bl' and 'br' words correct.
  • Teacher to begin game and model clicking and dragging 'bl' or 'br' to make a word. Ask pupils to sound out each newly formed word. Does it sound correct?
  • Explain to pupils that they are going to finish playing the 'bl' and 'br' reading game with a partner. Pupils to take turns using the mouse. Teacher to explain that whoever is using the mouse must sound out each word to their partner.
  • Teacher to explain that when they have completed the game they are going to collect a blank card/paper from the teacher and draw things beginning with 'bl' or 'br'.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to ensure that 'Double Consonants: Words that start with bl and br' reading game is ready to play on pupils' computers.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers to ensure that the game is being played correctly and that the pupils are sounding out the words they make.
  • PLENARY: Using the pictures drawn by the pupils, class to sound out the word to match each picture. Teacher to scribe word on board.

Literacy Homework

Make an alliterative sentence for either 'bl' or 'br', e.g. 'Brian brought broken brown bricks'.
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Double Consonants bl or br

Help Wellington clean up the sea by giving the words their correct endings. Undo an answer by clicking on the shell.

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