Lesson Plan

A-E-I-O-U

Do your students realize that every word has a vowel? Help them to hear the vowel sounds all around them in this lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize that every word has a vowel in it.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Call students together.
  • Hand each student a picture of an object with one clear vowel sound.
  • Remind students what sounds the vowels a, e, i, o, and u make. Post the letters a, e, i, o, and u around the room as this is being done.
  • Ask students to think carefully about the item in the picture they are holding. Do they hear any of these sounds when they say the item’s name? If so, have them go to the letter that makes that sound. If they do not hear a vowel sound, they should stay in the middle of the classroom.

Beginning

  • Review the vowel sounds by displaying an alphabet chart and going over each of the five vowels one at a time.
  • Make sure that students understand the differences between vowels and consonants. Consider posting the vowels separately on the board or providing students with a small card with vowels written on them.

Intermediate

  • Post visuals that correspond to vowel sounds for students to reference (e.g. an apple next to the letter A).
  • Check that all students know the name of the objects used for this lesson in English.