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

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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 oy 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 oy sounds until the reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make oy words by clicking and dragging the oy sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small card (A4 pdf) with the oy sound on it, picture card (A4 pdf) of Mango, prepared homework worksheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel oy 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 class the small card with the oy sound on it and explain that when 'o' and 'y' are next to each other in a word they make the sound oy, as in boy. Teacher to explain that it is very tricky because there are many different ways of making the same sound.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the oy Sound on to the interactive whiteboard. Explain that poor Mango needs help to go flying with her friends and read the instructions with the class.
  • Teacher to start the reading game and model clicking and dragging the oy sounds to make new oy words, ensuring that each new oy word is sounded out as it is formed.
  • For extra fun, teacher to point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the reading game - how high can Mango go this time?
  • Select pupils, one-by-one, to come to the interactive whiteboard to play the game. Involve as many pupils as possible which may mean playing the game more than once.
  • Throughout this process encourage the whole class to participate in sounding out the new words.
  • PLENARY: Ask pupils to sit in a circle. Teacher to give the picture card of Mango to a selected pupil who then has to say a word with the oy sound in it. The picture card is passed around the circle with each pupil saying an oy word, trying to give a new oy word each time, although it does not matter if a word is repeated.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared literacy homework sheet, pupils to write about Mango and draw a picture of her.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

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

Context of Lesson

To make oy words by clicking and dragging the oy sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs and laptops, word processing programme, 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 oy 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 interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the oy Sound on to the computer suite's interactive whiteboard.
  • Ask the pupils if they could generate some oy words (teacher could start off with 'boy') and then explain to pupils that they are going to help Mango fly up high by finishing the oy words that she cannot do.
  • Teacher to tell the pupils that once they have completed playing the game they must access a word processing programme, collect an oy word from the teacher and write a sentence including that oy word.
  • Teacher to read the reading games on-screen instructions with the class, then model clicking and dragging the oy sounds to form new oy words. Teacher to sound out the oy word as it is formed.
  • Pupils to play the game either in pairs or singly depending on number of PCs or laptops. If sharing, pupils will need to take turns with the mouse.
  • Both teacher and teaching assistant to move around al computers to monitor and assist.
  • As pupils complete the reading game, they should indicate that they are ready for the next task, and collect an oy word card (or words for more able) from the teacher. Pupils to type a sentence including the word they have been given. Less able could just type the word they have been given.
  • Teaching assistant to work with all pupils to support accessing the word processing programme.
    Sentence could be printed out, or saved for completion at later date.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to select pupils to say the word that they had to write about and to read out their sentence. Can anyone think of an extra oy word that was NOT in Mango's reading game?

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework literacy worksheet pupils to list as many oy words as they can remember from the reading game.
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Making words with the oy sound

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

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