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Grade: Elementary
Subject: Literature

#3893. Short "a" Activity

Reading/Writing, level: Kindergarten
Posted Thu Feb 8 03:54:49 PST 2007 by bethany tallyen (tallyeba@pickens.k12.sc.us).
Six Mile Elementary, Six Mile, South Carolina
Materials Required: internet, blank circle map
Activity Time: approx. 30 min
Concepts Taught: Short "a" vowel sound

Daily Lesson Plan
Short "a" Activity

Teacher Name: Bethany Tallyen

Subject: __ELA___ Class Periods: Kindergarten Date(s): January 18, 2007

Daily Review:0 PACT1 Prior Learning1 Objective1 Thinking Skills0 _________ Academic Objectives: Students will recognize the letter "a". Students will understand that "a" is a vowel and it makes two sounds. Students will demonstrate the ability to make the short "a" sound. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize words with the short "a" sound. Standard(s):ELA:K-R3.5K-R3.6K-R3.8

Lesson Introduction: We have learned all of the letters in the alphabet. We have also learned that some letters make more than one sound. What are those letters called? Vowels. Today, we are going to look at one of the sounds that "a" makes. What two sounds does "a" make? Repeat together the short "a" sound. We are going to learn about some words that have the short "a" sound in them. First I am going to show you some pictures and you tell me what they are. All of these pictures have the short "a" sound in them. Show pictures and talk about the sounds in them. The next activity you will do independently during your center time. You are going to use the internet to read Zac the Rat at Starfall.com. This story is going to show you different short "a" words. When you are finished with the story, you are going to make a circle map on as many short "a" words as you can think of.

Instructional Process (Place Internet activity within lesson structure.)
Activity #1: Introduce lesson and talk about words with the short "a" sound. Notes: Show pictures and talk about the sounds
Activity #2: Students will read Zac the Rat Notes: Independently
Activity #3: www.starfall.com Notes: Students will hear the words and follow along
Activity #4: Students will create their own circle map on short "a" words. Notes: Students will have a circle map already printed, they just fill it in.

Homework or extension activity: The students will practice short "a" words during small group.

Assessment/Reflection: (Strategy/Result) The circle map will show that the students understand that "a" makes the short "a" sound and they will be able to draw a picture/write the words that have the short "a" sound in them. Students will be formally assessed on this at the conclusion of the unit.

Targeted Practices (Check and make notes as desired.)
1 Assessment: circle map completed
1 Cooperative Learning: Students took turns on the computer to read the story
0 Learning Styles: - visual(circle map and pictures with the short "a" sound), auditory (internet book Zac the Rat),tactile (writing)
0 Multiple Intelligences
1 Technology/Internet: Each student read the story using the internet
1 Cross Curricula Lesson ( Subjects: Science, Social Studies)
0 Other _______________________________________