Long A with Mr. Pirate
Rational: This lesson will teach children about the long vowel correspondence a_e=/A/. It is necessary for children to be able to recognize the spellings that map out word pronunciations in order to be successful readers. In the following lesson children will learn to recognize, spell, and read words that contain the spelling a_e. They will learn a meaningful representation pirate saying “Ayyy, matey!”), they will spell and read words containing this spelling in a letterbox lesson, and read a decodable book that focuses on the a_e correspondence.
Materials: Graphic image of Pirate printed out, cover-up critter, Elkonin boxes for modeling and individual ones for each student, letter tiles, whiteboard or smart board, assessment sheet, Poster board with large word scrape printed out, Jane and Babe book
Assessment worksheet: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-or-a-e-split-digraph-phoneme-spotter-11592235
Murray, G. Oh, I didn’t know!: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/doorways/murraybr.htm
Reading Genie: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/horizons.html