The student will identify whether a picture has a short vowel sound or a long vowel sound in the middle of the word.
There are 17 slides, containing 3 slides of pictures of each vowel, contrasting long and short. The teacher taps on the square to make it disappear and reveal the picture. The students say "short" or "long" and then the teacher or student taps the blank to see if he/she is correct. The word "short" or "long" appears. The final slide is a compilation of all the vowels, short and long. Students sort the pictures into either the "short" vertex or the "long" vertex.
I wrote this lesson to target below grade level 3rd grade students who are leaving off the long vowel indicators during their spelling. Upon probing them to see if they could identify whether or not a word contained a long vowel or a short vowel, I discovered that they could not tell me quickly. When they are able to master the identification, they will be one step closer to considering this when spelling a word. My goal with this Smartboard lesson was to get students to be highly engaged while becoming automatic at identifying whether a word contains a long or short vowel.
This is one product of a larger bundle that can be found here:
SMARTboard Phonics/Phonemic Awareness Combo Pack
Common Core State Standards: RF.K.2, RF.1.2
Be sure to download the preview file. I would have gladly paid $3.00, as it took a long, long, time to create this seemingly simple activity because of all the picture hunting!
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