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

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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 y 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 y sounds until the reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make y words by clicking and dragging the y sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small card (A4 pdf) with the y sound on it, picture card (A4 pdf) of Mango, prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf), alternative homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel y 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 load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the y Sound on to the classroom's interactive whiteboard. Read the on-screen instructions with the class and discuss the characters - what might they be up to today?
  • Explain to pupils that sometimes 'y' can sound like sky and that they will be thinking of some words that sound the same.
  • Ask the pupils to think of and generate some y sounding words (words given with other y sounds, e.g. high, buy etc should be acknowledged but explanation given as to why they can't be used in this game).
  • Teacher to start the reading game and model clicking and dragging the y sounds to make y words. Teacher to ensure that the newly formed y words are sounded out as they are blended.
  • Select pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to play the reading game. Encourage the whole class to participate in sounding out the y words. If time allows play the game more than once so more pupils can be involved.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to select a pupil and give them the picture card of Mango, explaining that when they get the card, they must try and say a word from the game. The pupils says the word then passes the picture card to another pupil. Repeated words can be accepted, but the teacher should encourage a new word each time.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet pupils to write two sentences about Mango and her friends. Or on alternative prepared homework sheet pupils to write y words from the reading game.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

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

Context of Lesson

To make y words by clicking and dragging the y sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs or laptops, drawing programme, small card (A4 pdf) with the y sound on it, list of words (A4 pdf) from the reading game, prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel y 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 work

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to show the small card with the y sound on it to the class and explain that sometimes this sound says 'y' as in sky. Ask the pupils if they can say some more words that use this sound in the same way. Teacher to list the y words generated on the whiteboard or a flip chart.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the y Sound on the the computer suite's interactive whiteboard. Discuss the characters on the screen - what might they be up to today?
  • Read the on-screen instructions with the class. Teacher to start the game then model clicking and dragging the y sound to form new y words. Teacher to ensure that each new word is sounded out and to encourage the class to join in too.
  • Explain to pupils that they will first play the game then move to a drawing programme to draw some trees for Mango and her friends to live in.
  • Pupils to play the reading game on their PCs or laptops - in pairs or singly, depending on number of computers available.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers, monitoring and assisting at all times.
  • Pupils to indicate when they have finished the reading game. Teacher / assistant to help pupils to access the drawing programme.
  • When time is up, finished drawings could be printed or used for display and unfinished work saved for completion at another time.
  • PLENARY: Revisit list of words from start of the lesson and ask pupils if they have thought of any new ones. New words to be added to the original list.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework sheet draw Mango and add some y words in the boxes below the picture.
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Making words with the y sound

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

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