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Vowel Voyage
Identify Vowels in Words

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: Identify Vowels in Words 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: Identify Vowels in Words 

  • Example words (e.g., bed and hat)

Learning Objectives

Students will identify vowels (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y) in words.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin with a question: "What are the two kinds of letters?" Show example words, bed and hat. Introduce the key idea: Vowels (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y) are letters that make specific sounds in words.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Learn with an Example: Display the words "bed" and "hat." Pronounce the word and ask students to find the vowels. Identify the vowels "e" and "a."

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Identify Vowels in Words. Students work in pairs or groups to circle the vowels in different words.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Identify Vowels in Words. Students independently identify and circle vowels in various words. Monitor for misconceptions and intervention needs.

Differentiation

Support

Provide additional support by offering one-on-one assistance to students who may be struggling.

Extension

Extend the lesson by having students create their list of words and identify vowels.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Assess student understanding through observations during guided and independent practice, as well as through the exit ticket.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the key concept of identifying vowels in words.

Misconceptions

Students may confuse vowels with consonants, especially with the role of 'y' as a vowel.

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