Reading Games Lesson Plan: High Frequency Words - Months of the Year

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- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan
- Individual Computer Lesson Plan
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Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the months of the year words at the bottom of the reading game
  • Click and drag the words into the correct order
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag a 'bedtime bit' to Tom or try again
  • Repeat until game is completed and all twelve months are in the correct order

Context of Lesson

To recognise and read the months of the year, and click and drag them into the correct chronological order.

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, one set of small cards (A4 pdf) showing months of the year.

Learning Objectives

  • To read on sight high frequency words such as months of the year
  • To be able to put the months into the correct chronological order

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to ask selected pupils when they have their birthday.
  • Teacher to scribe the names of each birthday month on to the board.
  • Ask pupils to read through the months that are there. Are there any months missing?
  • Using the small cards (A4 pdf) teacher to put up the months in the correct order and ask pupils to read them out.
  • Teacher to load 'High Frequency Words - Months of the Year' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and to explain to pupils that they can help Tom gather all his 'bedtime bits' by putting the jumbled up months into the box in the correct order.
  • Teacher to start game and ask pupils to read the months at the bottom of the game. Teacher to model clicking and dragging words into the box.
  • Continue the reading game to the end, selecting different pupils to come and click and drag months into the correct order.
  • Choose other pupils to click and drag 'bedtime bits' up to Tom. If time allows play the game again, choosing different pupils to click and drag words and 'bedtime bits'.
  • PLENARY: Show the months toolbar at the top of the game to pupils and explain that sometimes we have to shorten or abbreviate names of the month. Get pupils to read through the months of the year using the toolbar as a cue, then close eyes and say all the months again.

Literacy Homework

Ask pupils to write the date of their birthday in words, including the month, and draw a picture of them celebrating.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the months of the year words at the bottom of the reading game
  • Click and drag the words into the correct order
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag a 'bedtime bit' to Tom or try again
  • Repeat until game is completed and all twelve months are in the correct order

Context of Lesson

To recognise and read the months of the year, and click and drag them into the correct chronological order.

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, individual computers, one set of small cards (A4 pdf) showing months of the year.

Learning Objectives

  • To read on sight high frequency words such as months of the year
  • To be able to put the months into the correct chronological order

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain that the class is going to be learning how to say all the months of the year in the right order.
  • Teacher to give out small cards (A4 pdf) with months of the year to selected pupils, and ask class to help pupils to stand with their card in the correct order, saying the months as they go.
  • When this is done, teacher to collect all small cards and display on board.
  • Teacher to load 'High Frequency Words - Months of the Year' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and to explain to pupils that they can help Tom gather all his 'bedtime bits' by putting the jumbled up months into the box in the correct order.
  • Teacher to start game and ask pupils to read the months at the bottom of the game. Teacher to model clicking and dragging words into the box. Then choose one pupil to click and drag one of Tom's 'bedtime bits'.
  • Teacher to explain that the class will be working in pairs and using their computers to complete the game.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to ensure that the 'High Frequency Words - Months of the Year' reading game is ready to play on the pupils' computers. Pupils to take turns to control the mouse.
  • When each pair have completed all the months of the year, they should move on to a word processing programme and type all the months of the year in chronological order.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around the computers giving support where necessary, and ensuring correct use of the mouse and co-operative work.
  • PLENARY: Using the small cards, teacher to hold up a card. If a pupil's birthday is in that month they stand up and take a bow. Pupils to chant through the months of the year.

Literacy Homework

Ask pupils to draw a picture of their favourite month, and give a reason (e.g. December is my favourite month because it is when we have Christmas).
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High Frequency Words
Months of the Year

Help Tom get ready for bed by clicking and dragging the months into the correct order.

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