LESSON 9B: Short vowel “a” as in Annie
Students work with words that have a short vowel “a”
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
R1B: Develop ability to hear and say separate sounds (phonemes) in words (phonemic awareness): produce rhyming words, isolate consonant sounds, blend onset and rime and blend spoken phonemes.
R1C: Develop alphabet and phonics knowledge by demonstrating awareness that letters represent sounds (phonics) and a string of letters represent words, name most letters, say sounds associated with most letters, and write letters that goes with spoken sounds.
§ Sources of Literature
o Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
Make mental notes to be recorded later of students’ participation during the activity. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students’ development to hear and say separate sounds in words and/or awareness that a string of letters represent a word. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in the read-aloud area and gain attention by using a class signal.
2. Using the book, Annie and the Wild Animals write the words Annie and animals on chart paper.
What sound do you hear at the beginning of these words?
What letter makes that sound?
3. Explain that a makes the “short /a/ sound” in this word.
4. Teacher begins chart of “short /a/ sounds” and allows students to brainstorm other words that begin with the short /a/ and list on the chart paper. Read words as a review.