Beginning Reading Lesson
Wee with EE!
Rationale: Students will learn that ee= /E/. Many words have this
phoneme so it is important that children can recognize it as /E/. This
lesson will help students recognize ee= /E/ by using a letterbox lesson
to practice spelling and reading words that contain this
Lee and the Team- enough for
your class (any easy decodable long E book may be used)
Elkonin boxes for each student
Letter tiles for each student of
the letters - b, e, e, p, g, k, j, m, l, t, s, l,
cards with the words-
bee, peg, tree, keep, jeep, melt, beep, sleep, pelt, sleek
Dry erase board
Chart paper with the tongue
twister- The sheep can see the bee.
Cards with words (pseudo)- meep,
ree, feg, teet, sleed, kelt, jeek, dreep
Elkonin boxes drawn on board or
on a Smart Board slide that match the students.
1) Say: What does e say? That's right we have learned that e=
/e/. Let's read some words. (Hold up cards with words that have short
e. You can call on students individually or have them answer as a whole
group. Use words such as egg, lend,
sell, melon, let, and belt.) Say: You did very well at
reading words that have an e that says /e/ in them. Today we are going
to learn that e can also say its name in some words.
2) When we
see two e's beside each other they say /E/ and it
sounds like we are saying wee like when we go down a slide. Let's
practice, say /E/ with me and hold it out. /EEEEEEEEEE/. Very good.
3) Now I am going to show you how to find /E/ in the word
sleep. I am going to stretch out sleep in slow motion and listen for my
wee sound. SSS-lll-eee-eeee-ppp. I heard it!! It was in the middle. I
could hear it sound like wee.
4) Now we are going to do a tongue twister. Have chart
where students can see. Read: The sheep can see the bee. Let's say it together. Say
job! Let's do it again and really stretch out the /E/. The sh /eeee/ p
can s/eee/ the b /eee/.
want you to raise your arms when you hear /E/ in a word like you are
going down a slide. Watch me do sleep. I am going to say the word one
time, "sleep," now I am going to stretch it out to hear /E/, sll-eee(
raise hands when you get here)--pp. Jeep,
sleet, slept, bee, see, peg, meet, beep. Very good you raised your arms on jeep, sleet, bee, see, meet, and beep because you heard /E/ in them.
the Elkonin boxes and letter tiles ready to give students. You should
also have letter boxes drawn on the board or a Smart slide with them on
are going to spell words with the phoneme /E/ using our letterboxes. I
will show you how to do the word sleep. The first phoneme is /s/ so I
will put s in my first box. Do this with all sounds when you get to ee
really emphasize they go in same box because they are buddies and need
each other to say /E/. Then model how to read start with the vowel then
add /s/ then /l/ and finally /p/. Blend as you go along and then put together
at the end. Now it's your turn. Set your letters out where they are
in a straight line and you can see them. You need to have two boxes in
front of you. Say bee, now you need three boxes- peg, tree, keep, melt, jeep, beep; you are doing great putting the ee in the same box!
Now you need 4 boxes- sleep, pelt, sleek
Give a sentence with each word and allow time for
each student to finish. Once you see students are finished show them
with your boxes what it should look like. You can repeat words if you
notice several students had trouble. It is also good to walk around to
look at students work and make a miscue note by their name if they
didn't do it right.
After you spell the words
have students read them off cards or the board.
7) Now we are going to buddy read Lee and the Team. Give
a book talk: Lee is in charge of a team and he can't get them to go to
the field because it is hot. It is getting close to time for the game.
Will he get them to the field in time? You will have to read to see.
Allow time for students to read book to each other. Walk around to
listen as students read.
8) After they have read distribute assessment worksheet.
Students will match long e words with the correct picture. As students
work on this call students individually to read the pseudo words (meep, ree, feg, teet, sleed, kelt, jeek, dreep) to assess if they understand.
Let's Go Fly a Kite. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/projects/freemanbr.html
Whitney. Easy E Street. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/odysseys/pattersonbr.html
Phonic readers. Lee
and the Team. Dominguez Hills, Ca. Educational
to Solutions Index.