Reading Games Lesson Plan: Long Vowel Phonemes - 'igh' and 'y'

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

Overview

  • Look at the long vowel phonemes igh and y at the bottom of the reading game
  • Look at the incomplete words in the box
  • Drag the correct long vowel to form an igh word or an y word
  • Continue until all words are complete - watch Mango make her way up the tree
  • Continue until reading game is finished
  • Undo an answer by clicking on the bee

Context of Lesson

To use the correct long vowel phoneme, igh or y, to form new words

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small card (A4 pdf) with the igh sound on it, small card (A4 pdf) with the y sound on it, word cards (high, thigh, tight, right, light, sigh / why, fly, cry, sky, sty, try), prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and use alternative ways of spelling the phonemes already taught, e.g. i-e sound can be spelt with igh
  • Begin to understand which words contain which spelling alternatives

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to show the class the small card with the y sound on it. Explain that although it is a 'y' as in 'yellow' it can also sound the same as igh as in high. Show pupils the word cards with y words on (why, fly, cry, sky, sty, try) - repeat with igh words (high, thigh, tight, right, light, sigh).
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the igh and y Sound on to the classroom's interactive whiteboard. Explain to the pupils they are going to help Mango get to her nest by choosing the correct sound to finish the words. Teacher to demonstrate clicking and dragging the igh and y sounds to complete the words. Teacher to say each word as it is completed - encourage the class to participate.
  • Allow the class to play the game by selecting pupils one-by-one to come to the interactive whiteboard to click and drag a sound. Involve as many pupils as possible.
  • At the end of the reading game, ask pupils if they can think of any words with igh or y that were not in the game. As pupils generate words, teacher to list them on the whiteboard in two columns. How many did they think of? Teaching assistant to help less able to generate some more words.
  • PLENARY: Randomly hand out the word cards from the beginning of the lesson. Ask pupils to look carefully at their card. If it is an igh word, can they stand up HIGH on tip toes with their word card held above their head and say their word. Class to say if they are correct or not. Pupils with y words to stand up and read out their word, show class. Class to check and agree/disagree.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet, ask pupils to write igh words and y words in the parrots.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Look at the long vowel phonemes igh and y at the bottom of the reading game
  • Look at the incomplete words in the box
  • Drag the correct long vowel to form an igh word or an y word
  • Continue until all words are complete - watch Mango make her way up the tree
  • Continue until reading game is finished
  • Undo an answer by clicking on the bee

Context of Lesson

To use the correct long vowel phoneme, igh or y, to form new words

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs or laptops, prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and use alternative ways of spelling the phonemes already taught, e.g. i-e sound can be spelt with igh
  • Begin to understand which words contain which spelling alternatives

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the igh and y Sound on to the computer suite's interactive whiteboard. Introduce the on-screen characters and ask pupils to say the sounds that are shown in red (igh / y). Remind pupils that both these sounds can make the same sound in some words. Practice saying the sounds, then spend a few moments generating words for each sound (teacher could list these on the whiteboard).
  • Read the on-screen instructions with the class. Teacher to start game and model clicking and dragging the igh and y sounds to complete the words. Remind pupils that if they go wrong they can click on the bee to undo their last answer.
  • Pupils to play the reading game, either working in pairs or individually depending on number of PCs / laptops available. If working in pairs, pupils to take turns with mouse control.
  • Pupils to read each word as they complete it.
  • Allow some time for the game to be played , with teacher and teaching assistant moving between all pupils to help monitor work being done.
  • As pupils complete the reading game, they can move on to a drawing programme and draw Mango and her tree. More able could draw Mango and her nest, the tree and the bee, less able to choose either just Mango or the tree. These could be saved and completed at another time, or printed out for display.
  • PLENARY: Ask pupils to read the words from the lists created at the start of the lesson. Ask pupils to add any extra words from the game to the lists. Read through the final list.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared literacy homework sheet pupils to add the correct sound to the given sentences.
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Making words with the igh and y sound

Help Mango get back to her nest by clicking and dragging the igh and y sounds to make words.

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