A Race on the Lake
by Mary Cox Brown
Rationale; To lear
to read and spell words, children must understand that phonemse map out
graphemes in a sentence and that graphemes form phonemes. this
lesson will teach the correspondence a-e= /A/.
The book A
Race on the Lake
White or chalk
sets of letter boxes
1. We will be
introducing a new letter combination today, that can be sort of
confusing, but with a lot of practice we can make it something that we
understand. I will tell them a ways to remember this is when they
see a word wiht an a followed by another letter with an e on the
end the e makes the vowel say its name.
2. Then i will
show them an example like lake and i willshow them the followed by
another leeter and an e at the end. I will ask what the
word is that says its name. And the a will know its an /a/ sound
because of the e on the end.
3. I will show
the students how to read a_e= /A/ by writing examples on the
board. Some example words would be lake, wade, rake, safe, wave,
tape, made, and gate. In each word I will say the word
slowly and allow the students to repeat after me. This way they get
practice saying the words as well as seeing them at the same
4. Next I will
take some of the same words used above and have the children use
their letters and letter boxes to spell them out as I say them. (
i will of course have earased the board so they cannot see the actual
words) I would also add in new words such as ate, sapde, late,
bake. They will each be forming their own spellings using
the practice we had earlier to figure in the extra vowel.
5. I will use
a decodable text. A Race on the Lake, to reniforce the correspondence
a_e= /A/. This text has the correspondence throughout the book and
students would be reading the correspondence multiple times
and get lots of practice.
6. To assess
each child I will have them each read to me the story A Race on the
Lake. This way i will know if they understand the a_e -/A/ and if they
can read a book which focuses on that correspondence. I would
also have the students read a list of words containing the
correspondence words as well as words with previous correspondences.
This way i can assess prior knowledge as well as newly learned
Vestavia East Elementary School