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

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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 ou 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 ou sounds until the reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

To make ou words by clicking and dragging the ou sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, individual whiteboards and pens (or paper and pencils), small card (A4 pdf) with the ou sound on it, small picture card (A4 pdf) of a house, list of words (A4 pdf) from the reading game, prepared homework literacy worksheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel ou 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 hold up the small card with the ou sound on it and explain that when 'o' and 'u' stand near to each other in a word, they make just one sound and not two.
  • Teacher to show the picture card of the house and ask pupils to generate some words that sound the same.
  • Teacher to add the ou words generated to a list on the whiteboard - any words with the ow sound should be added to a cluster of their own on the far side of the whiteboard - explain that these ow words sound the same but are spelt differently.
  • Teacher to load the interactive reading game Long Vowel Phonemes: Making Words with the ou Sound on to the interactive whiteboard. Discuss the characters and what might they be up to.
  • Teacher to read the on-screen instructions, model clicking and dragging, plus saying the completed ou word.
  • For additional fun, teacher to point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the reading game - how high can Mango and her friends go?
  • Select pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to click and drag the ou sounds or to click the instructions box to go flying. Involve as many pupils as possible and encourage the whole class to participate when sounding out the newly formed ou words.
  • Play the game more than once to ensure as many pupils as possible can have a go.
  • Teacher to cover the list of words generated at the start of the literacy lesson. Teacher to hand out the individual whiteboards and pens and ask pupils to write two ou words from the reading game that they can remember.
  • Teacher assistant should work with less able, acting as a scribe if necessary and encouraging ideas.
  • Allow a few moments for this activity and then select pupils from different ability groups to read out a word they have written. Check the spelling and list on the whiteboard. When six words have been given uncover the list of ou words from the start of the lesson. Compare the new ou word list with the earlier one - how does it compare, what new ou words have we learnt?
  • PLENARY: Ask pupils to think of some new ou words that were NOT in the reading game, then ask the pupils to make a long sentence using these ou words. Teacher to scribe the sentence on the whiteboard and read with the whole class.

Literacy Homework

On the prepared literacy homework sheet, pupils to continue work from the plenary by using as many of the given ou words as possible in a long sentence, e.g. The mouse in the house found a stout scout and a pouch on the couch. Pupils to illustrate their sentence.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

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

Context of Lesson

To make ou words by clicking and dragging the ou sound

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, PCs or laptops, small picture card (A4 pdf) of a house, small picture cards (A4 pdf) of a house, drawing programme / software, enlarged words from the game (house, cloud, mouth, sound, shout, found, about, round, spout) prepared homework sheet (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To recognise, read and spell words constructed with the long vowel ou 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 ou Sound on to the computer suite's / lab's interactive whiteboard.
  • Teacher to explain that the pupils are going to help Mango the parrot, but in order to do so, they must know lots of words that sound like - teacher to hold up picture card of a house.
  • Can the class think of any words that sound like house? Allow a few moments to generate some ou words then read the on-screen instructions.
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging the ou sound to form new words, ensuring that each new ou word is sounded out as it is blended.
  • For extra fun, teacher could point out the height meter in the top right hand corner of the game - how high can Mango go this time?
  • Pupils to work in pairs... before they play the game teacher to hand out picture cards of a house and explain that once they have finished playing the reading game they must hold up their picture card and then move to a drawing programme to draw a picture of a house.
  • While pupils are playing, teacher and teaching assistant should move around all computers to monitor and assist, especially when accessing the drawing programme.
  • Completed pictures should be printed for display or saved on file. Those not finished could be saved for completion at a later time.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to ask pupils to say some ou words that they can remember from the reading game and scribe these on to the lab's whiteboard. Teacher to show the class the enlarged words from the game (house, cloud, mouth, sound, shout, found, about, round, spout), how many of these words did we remember?

Literacy Homework

On the prepared homework literacy worksheet, pupils to choose and copy three of the ou words given, then add three new ou words that aren't given.
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Making words with the ou sound

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

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