Lesson Plan STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIRS

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Duration 10 minutes

Lesson READING FLUENCY Objective: To check / monitor students’ progress in reading 1. Teacher recaps previous lesson taught and get student response. 2. Ask each student to read the book aloud. 3. Teacher checks reading of each student. While student reads: 1. Teacher corrects any mistakes made. 2. Students write down words not read correctly in their notebook /worksheet. 3. While teacher is assessing a particular student, the rest will read on their own while waiting for their turn.

Materials Reading Material: Own PM+ Level books for each group (depends on proficiency level of each student group) 1 set for teacher, 1 for pupil Notebook / Worksheet for each pupil

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WORD STUDY Objective: Students will learn vowel pairs. 1. Teacher writes some words with vowel pairs (e.g boat, coat, soap, beat, heat) on the flip chart, board or small magnetic boards. 2. Get students to read words in own group. 3. Teach students what vowel pair means. (two vowels side by side in a word to create one long vowel sound : oa, ea) 4. Choose one vowel sound to highlight to student. (e.g. oa, ea, ee etc) 5. Write 10 other words on the board that highlight the use of the vowel pairs. 6. Get students to read the words and correct student pronunciation. 7. Get students to come up with at least 3 words (for HA group: 10 words) with Whiteboard / Flip chart (to explain as a large group) / Small magnetic boards (to explain in small groups) Teacher Resource – Lesson 7

Adapted from Supplemental Instruction for Struggling Readers, Grade 3: A Guide for Tutors (University of Texas / Texas Education Agency, 2002)

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Lesson Plan STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIRS the same vowel pair sound. 8. Guide student work and correct students mistakes. 9. Get students to record the vowel pair words into their notebook / worksheet. 10. End lesson by reinforcing the new topic taught.

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INSTRUCTIONAL READING Objective: Students will learn the importance of characters in a story. Before reading: 1. Pass the books to students. 2. Engage student interest by asking them to guess what the story is about by looking at the title and its cover picture. 3. Discuss student answers. Reading: 1. Make students read books in their own groups. 2. Make students to focus on the characters found in the story. (main and supporting characters) After reading: 1. Get student response on their opinion of the characters found in the story. 2. Give students a set of adjectives that describe characters in a story. 3. Make students choose the adjectives that describe the characters they read in the story and provide examples why they describe so. 4. Make students draw the character found in the story with the chosen adjectives. (for e.g. if the character is brave, draw the character doing something brave, if the character is funny, draw the character doing something funny etc) 5. Check each student work and commend

Reading Material: Own PM+ Level books for each group (depends on proficiency level of each student group) Character Adjectives Student Worksheet – Lesson 7

Adapted from Supplemental Instruction for Struggling Readers, Grade 3: A Guide for Tutors (University of Texas / Texas Education Agency, 2002)

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Lesson Plan STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIRS student work. 6. Reinforce importance of character in a story.

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WRITING Objective: Students will improve writing fluency 1. Review the vowel pair words learnt in the lesson and encourage students to write as many words as they can remember from the words they have seen or read. 2. Ask each student to read the words they have written and share to the class. 3. Monitor and help students with their spelling and pronunciation. Student Worksheet – Lesson 7

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BOARD GAMES Objective: Students will reinforce their understanding in topics taught by engaging in educational games. 1. Teacher hands out games appropriate to each level. 2. Teacher monitor students’ progress and understanding in games. 3. Teacher wraps up lesson by highlighting what students have learnt. (importance of characters in a story) Board Games Word Racer, Word Sounds, Blend Game

Adapted from Supplemental Instruction for Struggling Readers, Grade 3: A Guide for Tutors (University of Texas / Texas Education Agency, 2002)

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Teacher’s Resource STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIR WORDS

Part 2: Word Study

boat leap seep boot sail

moat beat feet coot pail

soap heat sheep soot stain

coat feat seem hood pain

foal seat meet boost grain

Part 3: Character Study Refer to lesson plan and Student Worksheet 7

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Student Worksheet STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIR WORDS

Name: _________________________________________________________

Date: _____________________

Part 1: Reading Fluency Write down the words you had difficulty pronouncing in the box below. Book title: _______________________________________________

Part 2: Word Study Write the new vowel pair words as taught by your teacher in the box below.

Part 3: Instructional Reading (Title of book: _____________________________________________) What are the characters found in your story? Main Other characters

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Student Worksheet STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIR WORDS

List of adjectives for characters
Common Character Traits fun-loving lazy gentle messy generous mischievous grumpy mean happy neat hideous nervous humble nasty hostile nice honest nosy intelligent open

awesome artistic athletic active beautiful brave bold bossy caring wise

courageous considerate cunning daring a dreamer dangerous exciting entertaining energetic ferocious

pretty fighter quiet rich respectful sad sloppy serious successful shy

selfish simple tall timid trustworthy thoughtful unselfish warm witty wild

taken from Mariely Sanchez © www.sanchezclass.com

How would you describe the characters in your story? Main characters Other characters

How would you draw your character as you have described?

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Student Worksheet STARHUB-CENTRAL SINGAPORE NURTURE PROGRAMME NURTUREPLUS LESSON 7: VOWEL PAIR WORDS

Vocabulary – What are the new words you have learnt today? Part 4: Writing Write as many vowel pair words (from your reading) as you can in the box below in the shortest time possible.

Check Time: How do you feel after today’s lesson? (Tick the box)


Why do you feel so? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What have you learnt today? -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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