1.)Phonemic Awareness Warm-Up:
Tell students the following story:
This is a story about a mama who was so thrilled that she was going to have a baby. She like the name /er/ and planned to name her baby this name. But, much to her surprise, she didn't have one baby, she had three babies! She didn't like any other name but /er/, so she called them all /er/, but spelled them ir, ur, and er.
Introduce the dolls.
2.)Explain to students that they will be learning about "er" today.
Blending and Spelling Words:
Explain that when er comes at the end of a word it should sound like a plain r /er/. Demonstrate by writing on the board: better, darker, over, thunder, and her.
Ask students to think of other words they might use?
(other, slower, faster, wetter, louder, softer, etc. Point out that the words all have er at the end. Demonstrate that there are words that have er in the middle. (Examples: fern and germ) Have students add to the list.
3.)Connected Writing Activity 1:
Direct students to take out their dry erase boards (or ALphaSmarts), markers, and erasers.
Dictate a word with the /er/ sound. Allow students time to sound the word out and write it on their boards. Have students display their written word so it may be checked for accuracy.
4.)Connected Writing Activity 2:
Next have students list words that have er in them. The teacher should write this list on the board so all students can see it. Then have students write a sentence using some of the listed words. Students should circle the /er/ words in the sentence. Students should write their sentences on their boards. The teacher should remind students to check for capital letter and end mark. Students will display their completed sentence, and the teacher should check for accuracy.
Allow students to read a decodable text that uses many er words. Have students make a list of all the er words they find in the text.
Once students understand the concept of er words, have them practice what they learned by completing the r-controlled game on the Internet.
Students must chose the r-controlled game once they enter this site.
(i know that .com
)Students will play different games using r - controlled words. These games will reinforce the information learned during the lesson.