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Vowel vs. Consonant
Sort Consonants and Vowels

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: Sort Consonants and Vowels 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: Sort Consonants and Vowels Example letters (e.g., w and e) 

  • Set of letters for sorting

Learning Objectives

Students will differentiate between vowels and consonants and sort letters accordingly.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin with a question: "What are the two kinds of letters?" Show example letters, w (consonant) and e (vowel). Introduce the key idea: There are vowels (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y) and consonants (all other letters).

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Learn with an Example: Display the letter w and pronounce it as a consonant. Display the letter e and pronounce it as a vowel. Provide a set of letters for students to sort into consonants and vowels.

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Sort Consonants and Vowels. Students work in pairs or groups to circle and sort letters into consonants and vowels.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Sort Consonants and Vowels. Students independently sort the letters into consonants and vowels. 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 sets of letters and sort them into consonants and 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 sorting letters into vowels and consonants.

Misconceptions

Students may struggle to differentiate between vowels and consonants, particularly with the role of 'y' as a vowel.

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