Lesson Plan

Vowel or Consonant?

Help your class understand what makes AEIO and U so special with this lesson that helps them differentiate between vowels and consonants.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to differentiate between vowels and consonants.
  • Students will be able to write a letter or letters to represent consonant and short-vowerl sounds.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Start singing the alphabet song. Students should follow along.
  • Ask students to look at the alphabet chart and say it slowly.
  • Ask students if they know what vowels and consonants are.
  • Explain to students that each letter has a purpose when it comes to sound, writing, spelling, and talking.

Beginning

  • Connect students prior knowledge of the alphabet before singing the ABC song.
  • Provide students with individual copies of an alphabet chart that contains corresponding images for each letter sound.

Intermediate

  • Say each letter of the alphabet and have students repeat after you chorally.
  • Preteach the tier 1 and tier vocabulary words to familiarize students with them, use the following student friendly definitions and visual aides (ex. images that go with each of the five short and long vowel sounds) to support student understanding: