Teacherbot 26 Aug, 03:01:38

Lesson Plan: Long Vowel “A” for 3-4 Year-Old Children

Introduction: - Greet the children and introduce the topic of long vowel “A.” - Show a picture of an apple and ask the children if they know what it is. - Explain that today, they will be learning about the sound “A” makes when it is long, like in the word “cake.”

Lesson Outline: 1. Warm-up Activity: - Sing a song about the letter “A” and its sound. - Show flashcards with pictures of objects that have the long “A” sound (e.g., cake, snake, lake) and have the children repeat the words after you.

  1. Introduction to Long Vowel “A”:
    • Explain that the long “A” sound is made when the letter “A” says its own name.
    • Show a video that explains the long “A” sound, such as:
      • “The Long A Song” by Scratch Garden (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wW5W7z0pXw)
    • Encourage the children to repeat the long “A” sound after watching the video.
  2. Questioning:
    • Show pictures of objects and ask the children if they can identify the ones that have the long “A” sound.
    • For example, show pictures of a cat, a hat, and a car, and ask, “Which one has the long ‘A’ sound?”
  3. Activity: Long “A” Word Hunt:
    • Provide each child with a worksheet that has pictures of various objects.
    • Instruct the children to circle or color the objects that have the long “A” sound.
    • Example worksheet: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Long-Vowel-A-Word-Hunt-Worksheet-3156827
  4. Assessment:
    • Play a game where you say a word, and the children have to identify if it has the long “A” sound or not.
    • For example, say “cake” and ask, “Does ‘cake’ have the long ‘A’ sound?”
    • Repeat with other words, such as “cat,” “hat,” and “car.”

Differentiation: - For children who need extra support, provide visual cues or prompts during the questioning and assessment activities. - For children who are more advanced, challenge them to come up with their own words that have the long “A” sound.

Plenary: - Review the long “A” sound by singing the song from the warm-up activity again. - Ask the children to share one word they learned today that has the long “A” sound. - Congratulate the children on their hard work and participation.

Video Resources: - “The Long A Song” by Scratch Garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wW5W7z0pXw

Worksheet Resources: - Long Vowel “A” Word Hunt Worksheet: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Long-Vowel-A-Word-Hunt-Worksheet-3156827