Reading Games Lesson Plan: Long Vowel Phonemes - 'ow' (e.g. town)

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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 ow 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 ow sounds until the reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make ow words by clicking and dragging the ow sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small individual whiteboards and pens, list of words (A4 pdf) from the reading game (A4 pdf), prepared homework literacy worksheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel ow 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 write a list of ow words on the whiteboard that are NOT in the reading game. Ask the pupils to read them and say what is the same about each word (they all contain the ow sound - as in crown or brown).
  • Teacher to load the reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ow Sound on to the classroom's interactive whiteboard. Introduce the character of Mango - what might Mango be up to today?
  • Together with class, teacher to read instructions from page, model clicking and dragging and saying each ow word as it is completed.
  • Select pupils one-by-one to come to the interactive whiteboard to play the reading game.
  • Encourage the whole class to participate by sounding out the newly created ow words.
  • For additional fun, teacher to point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the screen - how high can Mango go today?
  • If time allows, play the reading game again, giving other pupils the opportunity to play.
  • Give out the small whiteboards and pens (or paper and pencils), and ask pupils to list as many of the ow words from the reading game as they can remember.
  • Teaching assistant to work with less able, to encourage them to attempt to write a few words. Teaching assistant could scribe for them if necessary.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to select pupils to read out the words they have written, noting that these should be words from the game and NOT from the teacher's list from the start of the lesson. Ask pupils if they can think of any more and add to the list.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework literacy worksheet, pupils to colour pictures of a towel, a crown, a tower and a clown and write the ow words below each picture.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

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

Context of Lesson

To make ow words by clicking and dragging the ow sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs or laptops, word processing programme / software, small card (A4 pdf) with the ow sound on it, small cards (A4 pdf) with words from the reading game, prepared homework literacy worksheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel ow 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 show the class the small card with the ow (as in clown) sound on it and explain to pupils that they will working on words that include that sound. Teacher could start by giving pupils one or two words that include the sound, e.g. brown, town and ask pupils to generate some more. Teacher to list new words generated on the whiteboard or flip chart.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ow Sound. Read the on-screen instructions with the class.
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging the ow sounds, plus sounding out the completed word.
  • For extra fun, teacher could point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the screen - how high will Mango go today?
  • Pupils to play the reading game in pairs or singly depending on the number of PCs / laptops available.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around all computers to monitor and assist.
  • Pupils to indicate when they have completed the reading game and collect an ow word (or more than one word: depending on ability) from the teacher. Pupils to access a word processing programme - teaching assistant could be ready to assist with this.
  • Pupils to type one sentence using the given word. Those who complete quickly, could type more ow words below their sentence.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to ask pupils to read the words from the start of the lesson, and then select individual pupils to read out their sentence(s). Explain to pupils that their homework will be to write another sentence with an ow word in it and to draw a picture about it.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet, pupils to write a sentence to include a word with the ow sound.
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Making words with the ow sound

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

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