Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Phonics Lesson 10

Learning objective: 

To read/write grapheme/phoneme /o/ and segment and blend cvc words


Go through the letters learnt so far s,a,t,p,i,n, m, d, g and quickly show the flashcard and read together.

Lay out A4 Flashcards of the letters on the floor and play 'Walk around and find a sound'


Teach /o/ using the flash card and objects beginning with the /o/ sound. Emphasis the ooooo sound before saying the name of the objects. This is a ooooorange, This is an ooooctopus,  this is an ooooctagon  Please click here for a set of phase 2 grapheme cards.
Use the Jolly phonics action.  Pretend to turn light switch on and off and say o, o; o, o

All the children to do the action and say the sound. Make sure each child is saying the sound correctly.

Skywrite the letter /o/ and make sure child is making the /o/ shape correctly. You could also get children to sit in a circle and write the sound on each other's back so they can really feel it.

Click here to download a little booklet for letter formation.


Play 4 in a row in partners. You can download words using /o/ by clicking here.


The children should be beginning to understand blending, reading and segmenting now so it is time to begin some caption work. 

Children to apply their knowledge to write a simple caption. 

'A dog and a mop'

Show them the caption by writing it on a sentence strip. Everyone reads it together. Make sure you model sounding out and blending each word. Read and reread until the children know the caption. Count how many words their are. Ask each child to tell you what the caption is. Remove the caption and ask each child to write the caption on a whiteboard.

Send Home:

A list of words to practice with a parent. The aim being fast blending to automacy.

Please click here for the list of words.

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1 comment:

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    The Initial Reading Assessment

    At the start of the reading camp, there is a quick reading assessment. The younger girl A. S. did not need an assessment as being just 2 year 11 months old, she did not know any letters or sounds, yet. The older sister P. S. knew most of the alphabet letter names and "sounds", but she was pronouncing some of the sounds incorrectly.

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    Learning to Read

    Being 3 years apart, there's a big difference in how quickly the older sister will learn compared to her younger sister. They start off with the Children Learning Reading program as usual, except after a few lessons, adjustments were made to accommodate for the different learning paces of the older sister and the younger sister.

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    Parminder S.

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