English Lesson Plan-Short Vowels
Topic: Short Vowels
Objectives & Outcomes
- Students will be able to recognize and produce the short vowels sounds in spoken words.
- Word cards with short vowel sounds (e.g. “a” as in “cat”, “e” as in “hen”, “i” as in “pin”, “o” as in “top”, “u” as in “fun”)
- Bobbing apples activity (optional)
- Review the concept of vowels and sounds that they make. Ask students to point to their mouth where they make the different sounds.
- Review the short vowel sounds, having students repeat along with you as you model each one.
- Show the short vowel picture cards to the students and ask them to identify the vowel sound that each one makes.
- Have students repeat the short vowel sounds after you.
- Have students work in pairs and take turns identifying the short vowels in a word and having their partner say the word.
- Provide students with a list of words and have them write the words on their own, identifying the short vowels as they write.
- Review the chart on the whiteboard and ask students to identify the short vowels in the words they wrote.
- Use What do you hear? to further assess student understanding of the short vowels.
- Have students complete a short vowel spelling worksheet.
- Observe students during independent practice to assess their understanding of short vowels and their ability to accurately spell words.