Long Vowel Phoneme Lesson Plan (oo words)


There are two long vowel phoneme lesson plans below, one for using with an interactive whiteboard and the other for using with iPads and individual computers.

Each lesson plan comes with printable resources that can help to extend the lesson and to consolidate the learning.

Interactive Whiteboard Lesson

Overview

Please see the following points for quick guidance on using this long vowel phonemes lesson plan with the reading game.

  • Say the sound ‘oo’
  • Look at the unfinished words in the box
  • Click and drag ‘oo’ sound to complete a word
  • Sound out completed word
  • Click and drag a ‘bedtime bit’ up to Tom

Context of Lesson

To complete unfinished words by adding the ‘oo’ long vowel phoneme

Resources Required

Our long vowel phonemes lesson plan (oo words) requires the following resources. Long vowel ‘oo’ reading game, interactive whiteboard, small individual whiteboards with pens, or paper and pencils, small card showing ‘oo’ sound, list of words used in the reading game

Learning Objectives

The lesson plan has the following learning objectives.

  • To recognise, read and spell the long vowel phoneme ‘oo’ (as in moon)
  • To recognise words by common spelling patterns

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher starts the lesson by loading the ‘Long Vowel Phonemes - Exploring words with the ‘oo’ sound’ reading game on to the interactive whiteboard.
  • Teacher explains to pupils that they are going to help Tom collect everything he needs at bedtime by making some words. If the words are correct they will be able to give Tom one of the things he likes before going to sleep.
  • Teacher holds up a small card showing the ‘oo’ sound and asks the class to generate some words that might have an ‘oo’ sound in the middle.
  • When several words have been given the teacher begins the game and models clicking, dragging and dropping the ‘oo’ up to the box to make a word.
  • Teacher selects different pupils to continue the game until all 16 words have been correctly completed.
  • Ensure that class sound out each word as the ‘oo’ sound is inserted.

PLENARY

This long vowel phoneme lesson plan recommends that the lesson should end with a plenary session to consolidate learning. Teacher to return the game to the start page. Teacher asks the class to use their small whiteboards and pens, or paper and pencils, and see how many of the ‘oo’ words they can remember from the game and write them on to their boards. They could work with a partner or on their own. Teaching assistant works with less able and possibly scribe words for them, encouraging them to sound out each word as teaching assistant writes. After allowing a reasonable amount of time for this activity, pupils to read out their words. Teacher to tick off words on prepared list of words from the game.

Literacy Homework

This lesson plan can be extended through the following task or alternatively, the task can be set as homework - pupils to choose three words containing the long vowel phoneme ‘oo’, and write them in list form with an accompanying illustration.


Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson

Overview

Please see the following points for a quick reference when using the game with this long vowel phoneme lesson plan.

  • Say the sound ‘oo’
  • Look at the unfinished words in the box
  • Click and drag ‘oo’ sound to complete a word
  • Sound out completed word
  • Click and drag a ‘bedtime bit’ up to Tom

Context of Lesson

To complete unfinished words by adding the ‘oo’ long vowel phoneme

Resources Required

This lesson plan requires the following resources. Long vowel phoneme ‘oo’ reading game, interactive whiteboard, individual computers or iPads, small card showing ‘oo’ sound, list of words used in the game, word processing programme

Learning Objectives

Our long vowel phoneme lesson plan has the following learning objectives.

  • To recognise, read and spell the long vowel phoneme ‘oo’ (as in moon)
  • To recognise words by common spelling patterns

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to load ‘Long Vowel Phonemes - Exploring words with the ‘oo’ sound’ reading game on to the interactive whiteboard.
  • Teacher explains to the class that they are going to help Tom collect everything he needs at bedtime by making some words. If the words are correct they will be able to give Tom one of the things he likes before going to sleep.
  • Teacher holds up the small card showing the ‘oo’ sound and asks the class to generate some words that might have an ‘oo’ sound in the middle.
  • When several words have been given teacher to begin game and model clicking and dragging ‘oo’ up to the box to make a word.
  • Tell pupils that they are now going to play the reading game and see how many of the words they generated are in it. Pupils to play either in pairs, or individually, depending on number of computers / iPads available.
  • Teacher to remind pupils that they must sound out each word they make as they go through the game.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around all computers / iPads to ensure that the game is being played correctly, and that the pupils are sounding out the words as they go.
  • Any pupils that complete the game quickly should ask for three words from the list of words used in the game. Pupils to use a word processing programme to type these words into a list.

PLENARY

As part of this long vowel phoneme lesson plan, we recommend that the lesson ends with a plenary session. Ask pupils to make a sentence verbally, containing as many ‘oo’ words as possible, e.g. ‘The boot and the spoon fell off the stool, in the room with the pool’ etc.

Literacy Homework

To continue the work from the plenary session, by writing their own sentence containing at least three ‘oo’ words, and illustrate. Less able to copy a sentence written by an adult.