Reading Games Lesson Plan: Long Vowel Phonemes - 'ea'

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- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan
- Individual Computer Lesson Plan
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Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Click and drag the long vowel ea sound to make words
  • Click the instruction box for the next word, or to make Mango go flying with her friends
  • Continue clicking and dragging the ea sounds until the game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make ea type words by clicking and dragging the ea sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small individual whiteboards and pens, small card (A4 pdf) with the letter e on it, small card (A4 pdf) with the letter a on it, small card (A4 pdf) with a picture of a leaf on it, list of words (A4 pdf) used in the reading game, prepared literacy homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel ea sound
  • Identify the constituent parts of the two-syllable and three-syllable words to support the application of phonic knowledge and skills

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to select two pupils to come to the front of the class. Give the pupils the cards showing the letter e and the letter a. Ask pupils to say both sounds and to generate some words that begin with each one.
  • Now ask the pupils to stand side by side, close together and showing their sound cards to the class. Teacher to explain that when 'e' and 'a' stand side by side in a word their sound changes to ea.
  • Teacher to show the small card with a leaf on it and encourage the class to generate some more ea words. Teacher to list these words on the whiteboard.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ea Sound on to the interactive whiteboard. Teacher to read the instructions with the class.
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging the ea sound to make new words, ensuring that as each word is formed it is sounded out with the class's help.
  • Teacher to select pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to click and drag the ea sounds and for clicking the instruction box that makes Mango go flying with her friends. Involve as many pupils as possible, if time allows, play the reading game more than once.
  • Teacher to ensure that the ea words are being sounded out when they are blended.
  • For extra fun, point out the height meter to the pupils (top right hand corner of the reading game) - how high can Mango go?
  • PLENARY: Teacher to hand out the small individual whiteboards and pens (or paper and pencils) and ask pupils to write a sentence using an ea word from the list. Teaching assistant to work with the less able and help with ideas or act as a scribe. The more able pupils should be encouraged to write more than one sentence. Allow time for writing then select some pupils to read out what they have written.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet, pupils to write as many ea words as they can remember from the reading game, plus add some extra ea words that they have thought of. They could illustrate some of these.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Click and drag the long vowel ea sound to make words
  • Click the instruction box for the next word, or to make Mango go flying with her friends
  • Continue clicking and dragging the ea sounds until the game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make ea words by clicking and dragging the ea sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, list of words (A4 pdf) from the reading game, prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel ea sound
  • Identify the constituent parts of the two-syllable and three-syllable words to support the application of phonic knowledge and skills
  • Use keyboard skills to compose and present work

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ea Sound on to the interactive whiteboard.
  • Together with the pupils, read the on-screen instructions on how to play the reading game.
  • Ask the pupils if they can generate / think of any ea words. Teacher to list these words on the whiteboard. Class to read all the words listed.
  • Teacher to explain to the class that they will play the game and then move to a word processing programme to write a sentence about Mango - remind pupils how to access the word processing programme.
  • Teacher to demonstrate clicking and dragging the ea sound for the first sequence of ea words.
  • Teacher to ensure that each ea word formed is sounded out.
  • Teacher to explain to pupils that they must sound out the ea words when they are playing the reading game.
  • Pupils to play the game either in pairs or on their own depending on the number of PCs / laptops available. If playing in pairs then the pupils will need to take turns using the mouse.
  • Both teacher and teaching assistant to move around the computers, checking that the game is being played correctly and that the words are being sounded on completion, OR teacher could work with a specific group (more able or less able) to monitor the game being played.
  • When the reading game is completed pupils to move to a word processing programme and type one sentence about Mango. The sentence to include an ea word that they can remember from the game, e.g. Mango the parrot has a big beak.
  • More able could try to use ea words that were not in the game and include more than one ea word in their sentence.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to select a few pupils to read out their sentence, and compare with the list from the start of the lesson to see if their ea word is there. Pupils who have written sentences with ea words not from the reading game and not from the list can add their ea word to the list on the board. How many extra ea words did we get?

Literacy Homework

On the prepared literacy homework sheet, ask pupils to write three words with an ea sound under Mango's basket.
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Making words with the ea sound

Help Mango go flying with her friends by clicking and dragging the ea sounds to make words.

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