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ED 462 LESSON PLAN

INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT
TEACHER
Mary A Bennett

GRADE
1st

MATERIALS
Large letters for making
long o words
Blow, Snow, Blow book
Snowman poster board
Long o and ow words for
snowman activity
Flip book
Crayons
Pencils

SUBJECT
English Language Arts

AUTHOR/TITLE OF TEXT
Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow by Rob Scotton

STANDARDS AND OBJECTIVES


ACADEMIC OBJECTIVE
BTEOTLTSW write 5 /ow/ words in a flip
book with 100% accuracy.

COMMON CORE STANDARDS/ELD


STANDARDS
2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken
words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
a.
Distinguish long from short vowel
sounds in spoken single-syllable
words.
3. Know and apply grade-level phonics
and word analysis skills in decoding
words both in isolation and in text.

LITERACY ACTIVITIES
Read aloud
Long O partner activity
Word sort
Flip book

ANCHOR CHART
Snowman with ow words.

ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNERS

FOCUS STUDENT #1
English Language Learner: emerging
Partner work
Group work
Visuals

RATIONALE
EL students benefit from the use of visuals. The visuals in the text and flip book
activity will give students the opportunity
to see the words that correspond with the
image.

FOCUS STUDENT #2
Gate Student
Variety of activities
Variety of materials
Group work

RATIONALE
Gate students will benefit from many activities. This will keep their attention during the lesson while expanding their
knowledge of the topic.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
(outcome, product based)
Formative assessment
Product based

TEXT FEATURES
(layout, format, headings)
Picture book with simple
sentences featuring ow
words.

LESSON PLAN

VOCABULARY/ACADEMIC LANGUAGE
Long vowels, blends, long
o, ow words

ORIENTATION, DIRECT EXPLANATION + MODELING (INTO)


The teacher will begin the lesson by explaining the objective. They will be learning a
new long o words. Next the teacher will ask two students to be her helper. The students will come up to the front of the class and pick a letter. The letters will be written
on large construction paper for the whole group to see. The letters will be, g and o.
The teacher will ask the volunteer students if they can make a word with those letters.
They will work to create GO. Next the teacher will ask the class what word they have
made. The class will respond with go. The teacher will then review with students
rules for long vowels. The activity will then continue until students have made a variety of long o words.

GUIDED PRACTICE (THROUGH)


The teacher will introduce the book, Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow. The teacher
will ask students to listen for long o words in the story. The teacher will stop on certain
pages and ask student to think and share with a partner the long o words that they
heard in the story.
Once the whole story has been read, the teacher will bring out the large snowman
poster board. The snowman image will be in the middle of the poster with blank space
around the image. Written in the middle of the snowman, will be the word snowman.
The teacher will ask the students to look at the word and point out that the spelling
pattern is ow. The teacher will instruct students on the new ow spelling and how it
makes the long o sound in words.
Next the teacher will have students complete a group sorting activity. They will sort
ow words from a variety of other words with the short o. Any ow words will be placed
on the snowman. All short o words will be placed on the poster board around the
snowman.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE + FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (BEYOND)


Students will be given a flip book. The flip book will contain pictures of 5 ow words.
The students will write the ow word and fill in a sentence using the word.