Lesson Plan

Vowels and Consonants

In this fun EL pre-lesson, students will practice learning about and identifying the differences between vowels and consonants using pictures and a catchy song!
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Vowel or Consonant? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to differentiate between vowels and consonants.

Language

Students will be able to identify differences between vowels and consonants using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceMy Animal Alphabet ChartVocabulary Cards: Vowels and ConsonantsGlossary: Vowels and Consonants
  • Ask the class to join you as you sing the ABC song, if students are not familiar with the song, sing it aloud while pointing to the classroom alphabet chart.
  • Access prior knowledge by having students turn and talk to a peer to answer the question, "What is a letter?"
  • Provide students with the sentence starter to support their pair share discussion, "I think a letter is ___________"