Lesson Plan

Silent E: 1, 2, 3!

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! In this lesson, students will explore the long vowels A, I, and O and learn how a silent E turns short vowels into long vowels. Students will use technology, music, and body movement to learn all about silent E.
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In the first grade lesson plan Silent E: 1, 2, 3!, children will learn about the role the silent E plays when reading certain words. With the help of a sing-along, choral reading, word scrambles, and more, learners will gain practice reading and differentiating between words with short vowel sounds (e.g., mad, rip, and dot) and words that have a silent E and therefore make the long vowel sounds (e.g. pie, plate, and home). By the end of the lesson, children should have a much broader understanding of the role the silent E plays in letter-sound relationships.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will read words with long vowels A, I, and O with a silent E.
  • Students will rearrange letters to correctly spell words with final E spellings.
  • Students will be able to recognize the difference between words with short vowels and long vowels.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Introduce the lesson by singing a song with your students.
  • Display the Silent E Song on either the interactive whiteboard or a piece of chart paper.
  • Invite your students to sing along. The song is to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell.