Reflection: Lesson Planning Turtle Ends With /l/ - Section 2: Activity


When I originally had this activity planned I had the students cut out and glue the images onto the underside of the turtle shell. The only problem with doing the activity this was that the students ran out time. By the time they scientifically colored their turtle, figured out the images and cut them out they only barely had time to glue them onto the underside of the turtle shell.

This time I changed the activity to where the students made the turtle at one station and did the phonetic work at another station. It worked much better as I got the scientific representation of the turtle at one station and the labeling I wanted from the other. The students had more time to recognize the items, decide if the item had the correct ending sound, cut it out and glue it onto the recording sheet, and then begin phonetically spelling the image.

You may notice that on the images page two images could have different ending sounds. Some students chose to recognize the flower as a flower and others recognized it for the type of flower it was - daffodil. Some students chose to recognize the ship as a ship and others chose to represent it with the verb sail. I let either answer work. As long as the student could justify their choice I was okay with it.   


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Turtle Ends With /l/

Unit 10: Maryland
Lesson 7 of 9

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

Big Idea: Students refine their phoneme segmentation skills as they look for items with the same ending sound as a given word.

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