Lesson Plan

All in a Word Family

Practice making new words with your students as they learn about words in the -and word family.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and spell words in the -and family.

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

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Read and Spell -and Family Words
  • Review **short vowel **sounds by watching the "Short Vowels" music video (see link in Related books and/or media section).
  • Write each vowel on the whiteboard or chart paper and go over each sound individually. Remind students that vowels each make two sounds and tell them that today you will be focusing on the short vowel sounds.

Beginning

  • Watch additional short clips about short and long vowel sounds to further familiarize students with the class focus.

Intermediate

  • Provide students with individual alphabet charts to follow along as you review long and short vowel sounds.