Buddies Ea and
Reading is a very difficult process to introduce
individual. It is important that you provide as many easy reminders for
understanding reading as possible. The English language is very
understand. One letter can have many different sounds and this is why
individuals become frustrated when they are trying to learn how to
read. For my
lesson I will be teaching the long e sound. We will be learning the
together as well as ea both sound like the long e. I have observed many
children that when reading a word with an a next to the e they
with an a sound. This will be a fun lesson that will teach that ea and
best buddies and when they are together make a long E sound like we
we are excited! This is a very important concept to understand because
allow the students to decode many words.
Class set of the book, What Will the Seal Eat?
Word list containing words with the long e sound
as well as
the short e sound
Dry erase board
Dry erase markers
First I will introduce the lesson
reading and why it is important as well as fun. I will discuss
that the students already know and then integrate what it is that we
learning today. I will explain to the students that there are times
two letters are together they make one defined sound. For example when
ee or ea are together they make one defined EEE sound.
Ask students if they can think of
any words off
the top of their head that have that long E sound. We will practice
few words and I will write a couple on the board. I will incorporate
that ee and ea are best friends and when they get together they get so
that they make a long EEE sound. This is a fun reminder that will help
understand the long E.
Next I will introduce the book, What Will the
Seal Eat? Each student will have their own book and we will all read
together as a class. I will ask the
students if they heard or see any of the sounds we just talked about in
We will then begin reading the book
which has a
variety of ea and ee words. We will read the book in a way where each
reads one line. Having the whole class read together out loud is too
distracting and will take to focus off the words. We will read the book
and I will have conversation throughout the book on familiar words we
hearing or seeing. I will ask throughout the book, Do I see any
are together that are making an exciting E sound? Students will
words that we hear long E and we will write them on the board.
After the book is completely we will
look up at
the board and view our word list that we got from the book. The word
consists of words that have ea or ee in it that we read in the book.
The students will get out their
and pencil and together we will repeat and write down words with the ee
Following the book activity I will
another activity that will be used for my assessment.
All students will receive one sheet
construction paper, crayons and a word list that consists of 5 words
with ee or
ea in it that make the long E sound and 3 words that do not such as red
lake. The students will be asked to read aloud the words and circle the
that have the long e sound.
After they have circled all the long
e words the
students will then go to their piece of construction paper and draw
all the words they circled with the word right next to it. For instance
word feet is circled, the children will draw a picture of their feet
the word next to it.
students are finishing up their work we will begin reviewing. I will
asking questions such as, Do you hear the long E sound in the word red
read? Do you hear the long in sound in the word seat or set?
Murray, Bruce. Auburn University Reading
Genie Website. http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie.
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