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

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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, small card (A4 pdf) with the ow sound on it, small picture card (A4 pdf) of a bowl, prepared literacy homework sheet (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 show the small card with the ow sound (as in bowl), together with the picture card of a bowl and ask pupils to say the word.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ow Sound on to the classroom's interactive whiteboard. With the class, read the on-screen instructions and explain that before they help Mango to fly, they need to think of some ow words that might help her.
  • Allow a few minutes for pupils to generate some words (teacher could start this process by saying the ow words bowl and snow) and list them on the whiteboard or a flip chart.
  • After a few words have been listed, teacher to start the reading game and model clicking and dragging the ow sounds to form ow words - ensuring that each new word formed is sounded out.
  • For extra fun, teacher could point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the game - how high can Mango go today?
  • Allow as many pupils as possible to click and drag the ow sounds by selecting them one-by-one to come to the interactive whiteboard. Depending on class size the game may need to be played more than once. During the game encourage the whole class to participate by sounding out the words as they are blended.
  • At the end of the game, pupils to tick off the words that they generated at the start of the lesson in comparison with the words from the reading game. How many did we get?
  • PLENARY: Teacher to hand out the small individual whiteboards and pens. Explain to pupils that the teacher will say a sentence with an ow word missing and that they must write the missing word on the whiteboard, e.g. The ---- is a black bird, I hope my plant will ---- etc. Pupils to show the words as they are written.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet, pupils to continue this activity by choosing the correct ow word to complete the sentence.
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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, small card (A4 pdf) with the ow sound on it, prepared homework sheet (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 and mouse skills to compose and present work

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to show the small card with the ow sound on it to the class. Ask pupils to generate some words that contain the ow sound - teacher could start this process by saying crow, or bowl or snow.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ow Sound on to the interactive whiteboard. Explain to pupils that they will be playing this reading game and then moving to a drawing programme (teacher could remind pupils how to access the drawing programme / instructions could also be written on the whiteboard).
  • Teacher to read through the on-screen instructions with the class, start the game, then model clicking and dragging the ow sound, sounding out each new ow word as it is formed.
  • Pupils to work in pairs or singly depending on the number of PCs / laptops available. Those working in pairs should have clear instructions about alternating turns with mouse control.
  • Teacher to ensure that the pupils understand that they will need to sound out each ow word as it is blended.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around all computers to check that pupils are playing it correctly and to intervene where necessary.
  • Pupils to raise their hand when they have completed playing the reading game - teacher or teaching assistant should be ready to support the pupils access a drawing programme. Teacher or teaching assistant to explain to pupils that they need to illustrate two words from the game.
  • The more able could design a caption for their drawing.
  • Drawings to be saved (for finishing later) or printed to use for display.
  • PLENARY: Look again at the ow sound card and say the sound. Ask pupils to give words they can remember from the reading game. Teacher to list the words on the whiteboard. Pupils to make a sentence using as many ow words as possible, e.g. the crow with a bowl fell in the snow and wanted a pillow!

Literacy Homework

Pupils to continue the work started in the plenary session, by writing a sentence on the prepared homework literacy sheet using the given ow words. Pupils to illustrate their sentence.
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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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