Reflection: Self-Talk Stars and Sparks Have What in Common? - Section 2: Activity


Just as my students are constantly learning so too am I. When I began this lesson I had expected the students to come up with words which either had the /ar/ sound at the beginning of the word or at the end of the word. I was pleasantly surprised to have students who came up with words such as barn, farm, and park. The students also had some great words like guitar, radar, and jaguar, which were words I had not expected to come up.

Once I recognized my students increased use of vocabulary words I realized my little strips I had provided for my students /ar/ words were not going to work. As a result I told the students they could use the __ar strips if they wanted to or they could just write their own words. Next year I will not limit my students abilities by providing the __ar strips, but will just have the students write on the stars themselves (which is what I said in the lesson narrative because this is what I will do myself).  

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Stars and Sparks Have What in Common?

Unit 17: Solar System
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Big Idea: Working with stars helps the students practice working with the r-controlled vowel sound /ar/.

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English / Language Arts, Native American literature, opinion, setting, literacy, sentance
  55 minutes
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