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

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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 or 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 or sounds until the reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make or words by clicking and dragging the or sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small individual whiteboards and pens (or paper and pencils), small card (A4 pdf) with a picture of a cork on it, enlarged words from the reading game (worn, port, afford, cork, sort, form, corn, more, short), prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel or 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 hold up the small card with the picture of a cork on it, ask pupils to say its name and explain that they will be learning more words with the or sound because there is a little parrot that needs their help to go flying with her friends.
  • Teacher to load the interactive game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the or Sound on to the classroom's interactive whiteboard. Discuss the characters on the screen - what might they be up to? Teacher to read the instructions with the class, model clicking and dragging the or sounds and saying the completed or words.
  • For extra fun, teacher could point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the game - how high can Mango go?
  • Select pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to click and drag the or sound - encourage the whole class to participate in sounding out the new or words formed.
  • Involve as many pupils as possible, this may require playing the reading game more than once.
  • Teacher to ask pupils to sit in a circle, give out the individual whiteboards and pens and ask them to write an or word on their whiteboard. Allow a few moments for this then go around the circle with each pupil holding up their board and saying the or word they have written. Rest of class to say whether it is correct or not. Alternative or sound words, such as saw etc., should be praised for effort but encouraged to try again.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to put up the enlarged words (worn, port, afford, cork, sort, form, corn, more, short) from the reading game and with the class tick off the or words that have been generated. Ask the pupils to think of some extra or words that aren't there.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework literacy worksheet, pupils to write or words around the picture of the torch.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Click and drag the long vowel or 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 or sounds until the reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make or words by clicking and dragging the or sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs or laptops, small card (A4 pdf) with the or sound on it, small card (A4 pdf) with a picture of a cork on it, small picture cards (A4 pdf) showing Mango in her basket, drawing programme / software, prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel or sound
  • Identify the constituent parts of the two-syllable and three-syllable words to support the application of phonic knowledge and skills
  • Use mouse and 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 or Sound on to the interactive whiteboard, discuss the characters on the screen and ask what they might be doing.
  • Teacher to read the on-screen instructions and show the pupils the small card with the or sound on it and the picture of a cork - ask them to generate some or words. Allow a few moments for this. Teacher to list the or words on the whiteboard.
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging the first sequence of or words, ensuring that each or word formed is sounded out.
  • Teacher to explain that when they have finished playing the reading game they must collect a picture card and use a drawing programme to draw Mango and her basket.
  • Pupils to play the reading game in pairs or singly, depending on availability of PCs and laptops.
  • Pupils to indicate when they have complete the game and collect a picture card.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to support pupils accessing the drawing programme on their computer.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to ask pupils to give as many or words from the game as they can remember. Teacher to list these on the whiteboard.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet, pupils to choose some or words from under Mango's basket and write a sentence / sentences.
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Making words with the or sound

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

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