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Vowels Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Students EME 2040, Fall 2011 Juan Flores Nakia Estrada Maria De Leon

Lesson Title:

• Vowels Lesson Plan

Grade Level:

• Kindergarten

Written By:

• Juan Flores, Nakia Estrada, Maria De Leon

Lesson Length (Days):

• 5 Days (1 vowel is focused on each day)


• October 2011


• Reading/Language Arts

Goals and Standards: Goals: ● ● ●

Students will learn how to identify, pronounce and write the vowels. Students will become familiar with and learn to write the capital and lowercase forms of vowels. Use of technology to familiarize students with computers and online resources for the learning of vowels.

Sunshine State Standards: LA.K.1.3.1: The student will identify initial, final, and medial phonemes (sounds) in consonant/vowel/consonant (CVC) words (e.g., sat) LA.K.1.3.2: The student will blend and segment individual phonemes in simple, one-syllable words LA.K.5.1.1: The student will print many uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and recognize the difference between the two LA.K.5.2.3: The student will repeat auditory sequences (e.g., letters, words, numbers, rhythmic patterns) LA.K.6.4.1: The student will use technology (e.g., drawing tools, writing tools) resources to support learning. Objectives: Vowel recognition by identifying, pronouncing and writing the letters. Resources: Computers with Internet access and headphones/desktop speakers. Browsers:

FireFox 2.2, FireFox 3 +, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 +, Safari 2.0, Safari 3.0+, Google Chrome 1 + Software/Plug-ins: Flash Player 9 or above Internet connection: DSL/Broadband Internet connection for the smoothest experience. Computer: A computer with at least 512MB of ram and 1.5 GHz of processing power.

Introduction: Lesson Activities: ●

Each day the students will focus on one vowel. They will learn how to recognize, write the upper and lowercase form, and the short vowel sound of each letter. They will do worksheets in class specific to the vowel of the day. These worksheets will focus on tracing words that start with the vowel and recognizing pictures/words that contain the vowel. On day 1, the students will watch a YouTube video of a song to teach them the different vowel sounds and they will learn the song. They will then sing the song every day at the beginning and the end of the vowel lesson for the day. Each day one vowel will be focused on. The students will watch a YouTube video each day of a song for the vowel of the day to introduce them to the letter, how it sounds and what it looks like. ○ Letter A Song - ○ Letter E Song - ○ Letter I Song - ○ Letter O Song - ○ Letter U Song - At the end of the week the students will be separated into 5 groups. Each group will make a poster about the vowel they are assigned. They need to show pictures of things that have the vowel in it, write words that start with the vowel, and tell the rest of the class in a group presentation what they know about that vowel. They may do a simple spoken word presentation, sing a song, or do a skit.

ESE and/or ESOL Strategies:

Since almost all of the students are at about the same educational level, they should all be able to understand the lessons equally well. Some lessons will be taught through cooperative learning and this will allow for some of the more advanced students to help the ones that are finding the new material a little more difficult to understand. Learning Environments (Type an x in the box to left of each item that applies) Instructional/Implementation Strategies •X • • •X

Cooperative learning strategies Decision making strategies Reflective thinking strategies Questioning strategies

Graphic organizer strategies

Problem solving strategies

Multiple intelligence strategies


Innovative Method • X

Language Arts


Social Studies


Foreign Languages

Health & Physical Education

Applied Technology



Integrating Technologies •

Distance Learning


Multimedia Instruction

Instructional Courseware


Web-Based Instruction


Software Applications •

Authoring Systems

Word Processing



Desktop Publishing




Graphic Images

QuickTime Movies



Other - YouTube Videos

Integrating Technologies •



Digital Camera



Summary: Teaching the vowels is a very important step in teaching letters to children. The lessons for the week will focus on identifying the vowels, writing the letters and learning the short vowel sounds. The long vowel sounds will be taught later on after they have mastered the short vowel sounds. Children will be assessed throughout the process. At the end of the week the kindergartners will work collaboratively so that the teacher can get a good idea of what the students are understanding of the lessons. Assessment Strategies (Type an x in the box to left of each item that applies) •




Teacher assessment


•X Paper and pencil test

Analytical scoring guides


Rating scales/checklists

Internal assessments


Other - Group Presentation

Assessment Tools

Communicating Assessment Information •X


Student Portfolios


Report Cards


Research Theory:

Our lesson plan fits best for the model of Cognitivisim. This model is built on the assumption that the memory is an active organized processor of information, as well as the understanding that prior knowledge is an important part of learning. This lesson plan uses the worksheets to build on the prior knowledge from what the children learned in the YouTube videos. It also takes into consideration the encoding of information from short term to long term memory. Finally, a bit of social constructivism is used in the conclusion of the lesson by allowing children to engage socially and create a poster together in a group setting that allows them to gain knowledge through the given task.

Collaborative Lesson Plan  

Group project

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