|Lesson Title:||Making Words With Short A|
|Curriculum Area:||English Language Arts|
|Technology Strand:||Keyboard Util./Desktop Pub./Word Processing|
|Essential Question:||What happens if the beginning letter of a word is changed?|
|Activity Summary||Through the use of activities and centers students will use strategies and skills to make new words.|
English Language Arts
1.01 Develop phonemic awareness and demonstrate knowledge of alphabetic principle:
- count syllables in a word.
- blend the phonemes of one-syllable words.
- segment the phonemes of one-syllable words.
- change the beginning, middle, and ending sounds to produce new words.
Keyboard Util./Desktop Pub./Word Processing
2.05 Locate and use letters, numbers, and special keys (e.g., arrow keys, space bar, insert Enter/Return, Backspace, Delete) on the keyboard.
Teacher will put blue letters (at, an, word families) and black consonants r, c, n, f, s, h, B, Y, P, t, & m. in a pocket chart. Students will be asked to work in pairs to manipulate the letters to make words. Students will share one favorite word they created. Examples: Pat, Pan, Ban, Bat, Yam, hat, ham, can, cat)
|Detailed Technology Instructions:|
|Cognitive Teaching Strategies|
#1 Teacher will place the following letters a, c, m, n, p, r, t in a pocket chart that is located in the front of the room. Each student will receive an eraser board and the letters that are placed in the pocket chart.
#2 Teacher will dictate a word and tell how many letters to use, and use it in a sentence to explain meaning of each word. ie."Lets make some words, cap, The baseball player wears a cap on his head." Say it slowly c-a-p. What do you hear first? Put that letter on the board.
What do you hear in the middle? What do you hear at the end? Check with your fingers to see if it looks right. Run your fingers under the words and pull the sounds across to blend the word - c-a-p.
#3 "Now you will change one letter, look at your word and see which one should be changed before you move any letters. Invite student volunteer to make the word in the pocket chart using letters. Students will make their own words by choosing another beginning letter.
#4 Change one letter, look to see if the change is in the beginning, middle, or end. N-a-p. The baby took a nap after lunch. Change one letter to make a new word. Continue making words by changing the beginning letter.
"Can you tell me what letter you changed to make a new word? What two letters stayed the same? Students will give various answers. The answer would be that the first letter was changed but the other two letters stayed the same. I would then tell the students the endings are called "word families" because they have the same last letters. The words the students made with -ap- will sound alike/rhyme.
Each student will have a literacy folder with a piece of paper listing the centers that the students have completed.
|Each student will be given construction paper with a letter, c, m, h, r, f, n, s, p, and the vowel "a". The teacher will say the word slowly and students will come to the front of the class, in groups of three, to make the word.|
For directions on how to download files choose: Mac (Kid Pix or Microsoft Works), Windows (Kid Pix or Microsoft Works or Office), or Mac/PC (AppleWorks).
Wiggle Works - Magnet Board
Kids Work Deluxe
Word Families by Judy Lynch ISBN 0-590-68570-8
Reading Rods by Learning Resources written by Mary Beth Spann ISBN 1-56911-064-6
|Re-teaching and Enrichment Activities|
Re teaching: Provide letter cards a, c, m, n, p, t, r and guide students through making several short a words by changing the beginning sounds. Then ask students to see how many more words they can make using the letters. (kinesthetic)
Enrichment: Students may move on to more challenging words and vowel sounds using www.Starfall.com, or more challenging words using the Reading Rods, or Word Sorts.
|Falkener Elementary, Data last modified: 12/22/2006|