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Author:Lisa Garner Jolly
System: Huntsville City
School: McDonnell Elementary School
Lesson Plan ID: 13192

Long and Short Vowel Sounds


During this lesson, students will learn the different sounds vowels make. They will view a slideshow presentation that teaches them the different sounds. Once they have learned the sounds, students will create a document of pictures representing the different vowel sounds. Students will also navigate the Internet to practice identifying the different vowel sounds.

Content Standard(s):
TC2(K-2) 1. Identify basic parts of various technology systems.
TC2(K-2) 2. Identify applications and operations of various technology systems.
TC2(K-2) 3. Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system.
TC2(K-2) 5. Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications.
TC2(K-2) 10. Design original works using digital tools.
ELA2015(1) 21. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). [RF.1.2]
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will identify long and short vowel sounds. Students will demonstrate knowledge of long and short vowel sounds by choosing clip art with the correct vowel sounds.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will identify and pronounce each word in the sample slide show presentation to demonstrate knowledge of long and short vowel sounds.

Approximate Duration of the Lesson: Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:
Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access, multimedia software


Beginning Computer skills, beginning Internet skills

1.)Explain to students that vowels have two sounds. Share the slide show presentation to demonstrate the different long and short vowel sounds.

2.)Allow students to identify and demonstrate an understanding of long and short vowel sounds (a,e,i,o,u) by taking a quiz that is included at the end of the presentation (repeat the presentation as needed).

3.)Have students work on a word processing document to insert clip art that demonstrates the various vowel sounds (a,e,i,o,u): a) Help students open the document and save their work. b) Have students insert the picture above the vowel. c) Demonstrate this activity before allowing students to begin. d) Use the attachment called I know my vowels for this activity.

4.)Once students have completed the clip art activity, have them print their pages and turn in to the teacher. Then allow them time to practice identifying vowel sounds on the Internet.

5.)This website will allow students to practice all of the vowel sounds. Students must select the activity they want to reinforce once they enter the site.
(I know that)
This site has many activities for students to practice all of the vowel sounds.

Attachments:**Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. vowelrubricGarner.doc
Long and Short Vowel Sounds.ppt
I know my vowel sounds.doc
Assessment Strategies:

The teacher will assess the students' projects for accuracy.


Students may write a story using pictures that illustrate the long and short vowels sounds.


The teacher will offer extra assistance to students as needed.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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