Lesson Plan To Teach The Differences Between Long And Short Vowel Sounds

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INTASC PRINCIPLE TEMPLATE (EXAMPLE) Principle # 1: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of the subject matter meaningful for students Creation of Artifact: Winter 2013 Grade and Subject area: Second grade reading For what class or learning experience this artifact was created: A lesson plan to teach children the differences between long and short vowel sounds Artifact: A lesson plan designed to teach students the difference between long and short vowel sounds; worksheets; lists of age-appropriate vocabulary words for the teacher to use Character Education: Students will gain a sense of empowerment through learning how to read for themselves. The teacher will begin by listing word pairs to illustrate how words with the same vowels can sound very different, like cat/hate; fit/kite and so forth. Then the teacher will write down sentences in which the students will identify whether the vowels are short or long. The teacher will give the students additional worksheets with sentences that the students must complete in groups. Finally, students will be given an assignment to write their own sentences using a list of words. As well as creating their own sentences, the student will identify whether the words have short or long vowels. As a homework assignment, students will be asked to make 2 short vowel and 2 long vowel word cards
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