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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game

A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game

FirstGrade

Reading

75minutes

by Natalie Chari

July 17, 2015

What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify vowels and distinguish between short and long vowel sounds.

Materials and Preparation

Learning Beginning Vowels: A worksheetMaterials and Preparation Learning Beginning Vowels: E worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: I worksheet Learning Beginning

Learning Beginning Vowels: E worksheetand Preparation Learning Beginning Vowels: A worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: I worksheet Learning Beginning

Learning Beginning Vowels: I worksheetVowels: A worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: E worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: O worksheet Learning Beginning

Learning Beginning Vowels: O worksheetVowels: E worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: I worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: U worksheet Key Terms: short

Learning Beginning Vowels: U worksheetVowels: I worksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: O worksheet Key Terms: short vowels long vowels Attachments PDF

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short vowelsworksheet Learning Beginning Vowels: U worksheet Key Terms: long vowels Attachments PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF

long vowelsBeginning Vowels: U worksheet Key Terms: short vowels Attachments PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF Learning Learning

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Vowels: A

Vowels: E

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Vowels: U

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Lesson

Introduction (5minutes)

Ask the students to tell you what the vowels of the alphabet are.Lesson Introduction (5minutes) Write the vowels (A, E, I, O, U) on the board. Explicit Instruction/Teacher

Write the vowels (A, E, I, O, U) on the board.students to tell you what the vowels of the alphabet are. Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15minutes) Tell

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15minutes)

Tell the students that vowels have both short and long sounds. Sound out each short and long vowel sound.board. Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15minutes) Ask students for some examples of shortvowel words (e.g.

Ask students for some examples of shortvowel words (e.g. "apple" or "cat") and long vowel words (e.g. "cake" or "ape"). shortvowel words (e.g. "apple" or "cat") and long vowel words (e.g. "cake" or "ape").

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20minutes)

Play Red Light, Green Light with the phrase "A-E-I-O-U."Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20minutes) Choose one student and have her face the board. She will be

Choose one student and have her face the board. She will be the Catcher.Red Light, Green Light with the phrase "A-E-I-O-U." Others will be standing against the wall on

Others will be standing against the wall on the opposite side of the room.and have her face the board. She will be the Catcher. Have the Catcher say "A-E-I-O-U"

Have the Catcher say "A-E-I-O-U" and turn around.standing against the wall on the opposite side of the room. While the Catcher is saying

While the Catcher is saying "A-E-I-O-U," the other students must make their way towards the Catcher. They must freeze when the Catcher turns around.Have the Catcher say "A-E-I-O-U" and turn around. Continue and repeat until someone taps the Catcher's

Continue and repeat until someone taps the Catcher's back.the Catcher. They must freeze when the Catcher turns around. The minute she taps the Catcher,

The minute she taps the Catcher, everyone must make their way and run back to the wall for safety.and repeat until someone taps the Catcher's back. The Catcher's job is to tag someone in

The Catcher's job is to tag someone in order for her to be the next Catcher. If the Catcher tags someone, that person must assume the role of the Catcher and face the board.must make their way and run back to the wall for safety. Independent Working Time (20minutes)

Independent Working Time (20minutes)

Divide students into five different groups.and face the board. Independent Working Time (20minutes) Assign a vowel to each group (A, E,

Assign a vowel to each group (A, E, I, O, and U).(20minutes) Divide students into five different groups. Hand out the corresponding worksheet to each group. The

Hand out the corresponding worksheet to each group.groups. Assign a vowel to each group (A, E, I, O, and U). The students have

The students have to work together and identify the short and long vowels.and U). Hand out the corresponding worksheet to each group. Have the students present their completed

Have the students present their completed work to the class.have to work together and identify the short and long vowels. Get more lesson plans at

Extend

Differentiation

Enrichment: For students above level, you can assign two or more worksheets for them to work For students above level, you can assign two or more worksheets for them to work on individually.

Support: For students below level, you can give them one-on-one assistance instead of having them work For students below level, you can give them one-on-one assistance instead of having them work on their own or in groups.

Review

Assessment (10minutes)

Ask students to tell you the vowels.on their own or in groups. Review Assessment (10minutes) Ask students to tell you the short

Ask students to tell you the short and long sounds of the give vowels.Assessment (10minutes) Ask students to tell you the vowels. Ask students to give examples of short

Ask students to give examples of short and long vowels.to tell you the short and long sounds of the give vowels. Assess students' understanding based

Assess students' understanding based on their answers.Ask students to give examples of short and long vowels. Review and Closing (5minutes) Ask students

Review and Closing (5minutes)

Ask students for other short and long vowel words that haven't been included in the worksheets.based on their answers. Review and Closing (5minutes) Copyright © 2006 - 2015 Education.com, Inc. All

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