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

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

Context of Lesson

To make igh words by clicking and dragging the igh sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small cards (A4 pdf) with the 'i', 'g', 'h' and 'igh' sounds on, enlarged copies of words from the reading game (flight, thigh, right, light, might, night, fright, bright, high), prepared homework literacy worksheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel igh 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 three pupils to come to the front of the class. Teacher to give the small card with the letter 'i' on to the first pupil, 'g' to the second pupil and 'h' to the third pupil.
  • Ask the class to identify each sound and give just one word for each. Then show the small card with the igh sound on it. Teacher to explain that when 'i', 'g' and 'h' come together in a word they make the sound 'igh' as in high.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the igh Sound on to the interactive whiteboard. Explain to pupils that Mango has got a bit muddled with her igh words and needs help to finish them so that she can fly with her friends.
  • Teacher to read the on-screen instructions with the class.
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging the first sequence of igh words, sounding out each word as it is formed.
  • For extra fun, teacher could point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the screen - how high can Mango go?
  • Select pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to click and drag the igh sounds, sound out the new word and to click the instructions so Mango can go flying with her friends.
  • Involve as many pupils as possible, this may mean playing the reading game more than once.
  • Encourage all the class to participate sounding out the igh words.
  • PLENARY: Hand out the individual whiteboards and pens and ask pupils to write two words from the reading game that they can remember. Allow a few minutes for this task. Teacher and teaching assistant could work with less able to help generate words, or to scribe if necessary.
  • Select various pupils to say their words out loud - teacher to list these igh words on the whiteboard. When several have given their words, teacher to show enlarged words (flight, thigh, right, light, might, night, fright, bright, high) from the game, showing each card one-by-one to the class and asking them to confirm whether the shown igh word is in the list on the whiteboard. Ask the pupils to choose one more igh word that they didn't have and write it on their boards.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet, pupils to choose two words from those given and write them in a sentence.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

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

Context of Lesson

To make igh words by clicking and dragging the igh sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs or laptops, small card (A4 pdf) with the igh sound on it, small cards (A4 pdf) with words from the reading game, prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel igh 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 Long Vowel Phoneme: Making words with the igh Sound on to the computer suite's interactive whiteboard and discuss the characters shown, e.g. what kind of bird is Mango, where would a parrot live etc?
  • Teacher to show pupils the small card with the igh sound on it and explain that when these three letters stand together in a word they make the sound igh as in high.
  • Ask the pupils to generate some words that sound the same - teacher to list these words on the whiteboard (alternative words such as sky, lie etc should be praised for effort but not listed).
  • Explain to pupils that they are going to help Mango with her igh words and to see if some of their igh words are in the reading game.
  • Teacher to read the on-screen instructions with the class, then teacher to model clicking and dragging the igh sound to form new words, ensuring that each new igh word is sounded out.
  • Pupils to play in pairs or singly depending on the number of computers available.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around all computers to monitor that the reading game is being played correctly and to assist pupils if necessary.
  • When pupils have played the game, they should access a word processing programme, collect a small card from the teacher with an igh word on it, and type one sentence using that word. The more able pupils could do more than once sentence, less able could just type the word.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to select pupils from different ability groups to read out their sentence. All work should be saved to complete, or use, at a later stage.
  • Teacher to refer back to the original list and check against words from the reading game. How many did the class think of?

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework literacy sheet, pupils to read the given sentence, underline the igh words and illustrate.
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Making words with the igh sound

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

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