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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
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A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Vowel or Consonant?
Vowel or Consonant?
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Vowel or Consonant?
Help your class understand what makes AEIO and U so special with this lesson that helps them differentiate between vowels and consonants.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
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Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
Students will practice separating words into syllables and determining if those syllables are open or closed. Through the use of word sorts, whiteboard assessments, and more, your students will have fun while learning this skill!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
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All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Sounds: A
Short Vowel Sounds: A
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Short Vowel Sounds: A
Help your students improve their language skills by identifying the short A sound and decoding words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
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Bird, Star, and the Bossy R
Ever wonder how to get your students to understand r-controlled vowels? Meet Bird, Star, and the Bossy R! These characters will help your students understand how to read and identify that pesky Bossy R through a story and sorting activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
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Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Poetry? Scavenger hunts? Use this lesson to teach your students about the R-controlled vowels that say “er” using both! Your students will be reading those pesky er/ir/ur words in no time!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Silent E: 1, 2, 3!
Silent E: 1, 2, 3!
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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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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I See Long E!
I See Long E!
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I See Long E!
I see a long E! In this lesson, your students will explore and find three different spellings for the long E sound. By the end of the lesson, they will be able to tell and read three different types of long E words!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Silent E Springing Up
Silent E Springing Up
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Silent E Springing Up
Help your students learn new vocabulary in this hands-on lesson. Your class will learn new words by adding a silent e on the end of familiar CVC words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Rhyme and Writing
Rhyme and Writing
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Rhyme and Writing
Rhythm, reading, and writing make a perfect pair in poetry. Let your young writers practice these skills with the -at word family and common CVC words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Sounds: Exciting E
Short Vowel Sounds: Exciting E
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Short Vowel Sounds: Exciting E
Exciting E! This short vowel sound lesson will help your students identify and learn words with the letter E.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Sounding with Syllables
Sounding with Syllables
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Sounding with Syllables
If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
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It’s Game Time: Multisyllabic Words with R-Controlled Vowels
Ready, set, go! This fun and exciting lesson utilizes board games and movement to help students practice identifying, reading, and creating multisyllabic words with R-controlled vowels.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fun With the Short U Sound
Fun With the Short U Sound
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Fun With the Short U Sound
Your students will have fun identifying pictures, reading, and grouping words with the initial and medial short 'u' sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
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Word Study: Understanding R-Controlled Vowel Combinations
Your students will love playing the game, “Race to the Farm” while also practicing how to decode and pronounce words that contain R-controlled vowel combinations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Study: Silent E is a Ninja
Word Study: Silent E is a Ninja
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Word Study: Silent E is a Ninja
Are you ready to teach your kindergarteners about the super sneaky silent E? Use an engaging picture sort and catchy song to teach your students how to recognize and read words that contain silent E.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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R-Controlled Vowels in Context
R-Controlled Vowels in Context
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R-Controlled Vowels in Context
Syllable vowel sounds change when followed by the letter R but also reveal regular spelling patterns. This lesson plan extends student understanding of R-controlled vowels with activities built to strengthen spelling and editing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Extraordinary Letter E
The Extraordinary Letter E
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The Extraordinary Letter E
What sound does the letter E make? Your students will practice identifying pictures, reading, and making words with the short E sound in this fun-filled phonics lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The -Ig Word Family
The -Ig Word Family
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The -Ig Word Family
Have a blast engaging your students with word families. This lesson will focus on -ig words that your students can see visually.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Round-Up
Short Vowel Round-Up
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Short Vowel Round-Up
Bingo! Short vowel word recognition turns into a fun and engaging game in this teacher-approved reading lesson. Your students will have a blast identifying vowel sounds and using their knowledge to fill in bingo spaces.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Bugs On a Rug
Bugs On a Rug
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Bugs On a Rug
Which bugs go on the rug? In this bug-themed lesson, students will look for words that are similar and fit into the -ug word family! By the end of the lesson they will create their own bugs for their uniquely designed rugs!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fun with the Short I Sound
Fun with the Short I Sound
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Fun with the Short I Sound
Kids will be thrilled to fill their short "i" vocabulary banks using this lesson plan. It includes worksheets and oral activities to keep young learners engaged.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Old MacDonald and His Vowels
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Old MacDonald and His Vowels
Use this fun remake of the classic song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" to teach your students all about long vowel sounds! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Say My Name** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Word Families: Bake a Cake
Word Families: Bake a Cake
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Word Families: Bake a Cake
Let's bake a cake and take it to Jake. Kids will have fun discovering the -ake word family in this teacher-approved lesson on rhyming and vocabulary building.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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