Lesson Plan

How Many Sounds Does A Make?

Your students will learn all about the many sounds of the letter A in this vowel-focused lesson plan. It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Vowel Hop** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Vowel Hop lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Vowel Hop lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify words with long vowel sounds.

Language

Students will be able to pronounce and sort words containing long and short A sounds using visual supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Vowel Sounds: Long A, Short ATeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVowel Sounds: Long E, Short EVocabulary Cards: EL Support Lesson: How Many Sounds Does A Make?Glossary: Monster SubtractionGlossary: How Many Sounds Does A Make?
  • Gather the class together.
  • Sing the alphabet song along with your students, pointing to the letters on a class chart as you sing.
  • Write up the five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) on chart paper and say, "Most letters in the alphabet make one sound. There are five special letters, called vowels, that make two different sounds. Today we are going to learn about the two different sounds the letter A makes."