JD Davis, Year One
Gayfield – Addie Newcomer
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students can distinguish the difference between long and short vowel sounds.
Students can give written and pictorial examples of long and short vowel words.
ELAGSE2RF3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
- Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
VA2.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
- Produce visual images in response to open-ended prompts, themes, and narratives.
VA2.RE.1 Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for art and art making processes by communicating thoughts and feelings.
- Use art terminology with emphasis on selected elements and principles of art.
- Use a variety of strategies to discuss and reflect on personal works of art and the work of peers.
ELA & Visual Art
Large pieces of paper/poster board/chart paper, colored markers/pens
On each piece of paper, write a statement or a question you would like students to discuss. These could be anything, but it works best if they can prompt multiple answers/thoughts, rather than something that has a single correct answer. For example, instead of asking “Who was the first president of the united states?”, you could say:
- What do you know about George Washington?
- What are some adjectives/words that describe George Washington?
- What kinds of important things did George Washington do while he was president?
Using Poster Dialogue to teach and review phonics, gather students into 4 groups, and give each group a ‘poster’ with either ‘Long I’ or ‘Short I’. Instruct students to work as a team and each take turns writing examples on their poster. After the time is up, swap posters with a neighboring group for the next round. In round two, have students illustrate the words already written on their new poster. At the end, have the class review their neighbors’ work by holding up each poster and discussing the words and illustrations.
Make sure you give each group a turn with both long and short vowel sounds. If you are teaching or reviewing a more difficult concept, take time to review as a class before you start the activity.
In order to create a well-integrated lesson, have students use visual art elements as they discuss each other’s illustrations (discuss line, shape, form, color, space, texture, value).