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Students will be able to identify the short "a," "e," and "o" vowel sounds in words.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Call students together.
Secretly hand every student either a cow, sheep, or goat picture. Instruct students not to show other students what animal they were assigned.
Tell students to close their eyes. Instruct students to find the other students with the same animal without opening their eyes. In order to do this, they will make the noise their animal makes (either "moo," "baa," or "mehh"). Have students move around the room until they are in their new groupings.
Review animal sounds with students prior to the start of the class.
Check that all students understand the directions clearly by having them turn and tell a partner the directions in their own words. Before passing out animal cards, model how to play the game using a different animal (e.g., dog).