Elena Isaykina Elena Isaykina

ESL low primary, Reading and Phonemic awareness
Elementary, grade 1 level


In this lesson, a student learns about single syllable words(short a sound). The lesson starts with the naming pictures, eliciting the words using his previous knowledge. This is followed by making these words using magnetic letters and matching with the pictures.Then it followed by reading the book and identifying (a sound). Finally, less controlled practice creating a chain one phoneme, using words family spinner and magnetic letters.


Main Aims

  • Reading and Phonemic awareness

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading and speaking


Warm-up (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage the student

Show pictures. Elicit the words and sound (short a). Point that these are rhyming words.

Exposure (5-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the words.

Use magnetic letters to make (short a) sound words. Math them with the pictures. Write them on the board.

Controlled Practice (6-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare the student for more meaningful practice

Reading the book. Identify the main characters of a story. Point to rhyming words. Answer the questions: 1. How many animals are in the story? 2. What animal sat on the mat first? 3. Who sat on the cat? Complete the sentences with the words from the text.

Less Controlled practice (8-15 minutes) • To provide student with free practice of the target language

Create a chain changing one phoneme ( use magnetic letters and family word spinner). Controlled questions: What happens when we change/take away a phoneme?

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