JD Davis, Year One
Phillips – Addie Newcomer
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students can distinguish the difference between long and short vowel sounds.
Students can give written 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.
Students sat at their desks to create their snowball. The Teacher was able to walk around the room to provide different “targets” or walk around with a bucket/bag for students to put their snowballs in.
The PAIR facilitator introduced the concept of snowball. We used questions like; “Who has ever made a snowball?” “Who has ever been in a snowball fight?” Students were given a phonics concept (long a, short a, long i, short i) and encouraged to write their example on their snowball and throw it into the teachers basket. After a few responses are read, students come forward to tape the words on the smart board.
Try using this activity as a behavior modifier. The students who stay in their seats get to throw their snowball into the basket and those who follow other instructions are chosen to help tape the correct words on the smart board.