1. Topic-
Differentiating Between Hard and Soft Vowel Sounds
2. Content-
The students will develop an awareness between hard and soft vowel sounds by encouraging lost of listening, talking and playing with sounds. The learner hears the vowel sounds in words and is provided with visual representation of the sounds. Acquired skills will help students with understanding the difference between the sounds.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will practice making the sounds, distinguishing between the sounds and blending the sounds to form or write words.
2.This lesson will help students to develop differentiating the sounds through visual and written discrimination,essential skills for fluent reading and spelling
4. Objectives-
1.Distinquish between hard and soft vowel sounds-Phonetic symbol for "Hard E"/ [i]"ee" as in TREE, EEL,EACH-SHE WAS HAPPY TO BE EATING CHEESE.
2. Phonetic symbol for "Soft E" [e] as in TWENTY, ENTER, SELL-I HAVE TWENTY MARBLES.
2.Phonetic symbol for"Hard A" [ei]TAKE "a+consonant+a, WEIGHT, NEIGHBOR, [ay]MAY, DAY, WAY.
5. Materials and Aids-
Flash cards, work sheets, vowel sounds video,pencil paper
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.The student will listen to the sounds of vowels-AEIOU and Y will be referenced
2.The student will sing " I Can Listen to sounds" w/paper lyrics

B. Development-

The teacher will help students to identify the difference in the sounds of the vowels. The teacher will use flash cards taking away the hard vowel sounds and replacing them alternately with soft vowel sounds and assist student with finding new similar words associated with the sound.

C. Practice-

Teacher/aide/volunteer will repeat switching out cards to help students form new words associated with the sounds

D. Independent Practice-

1.Each student will complete the, "Hard and Soft E and A" work Sheets
2.Students will verbally repeat sounds and associated words while being observed-Students will write sounds and associated words with assistance as needed.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Teacher will customize levels of difficulty, adjust sound levels for students with hearing impairments-provide larger print worksheets for those with vision impairments. Teacher will maintain all records associated with lesson to keep for future reporting

F. Checking for understanding-

Student will answer the question:What words have a hard/soft E or A sound through the displaying of flash cards or by writing the words or verbally expressing them.

G. Closure-

1.The teacher will ask students what they learned today.
2.Repeat the ," I can listen Song".
7. Evaluation-
Students will then complete a fill in the blank work sheet,"What Vowel Sound Is Missing?"
8. Teacher Reflection-
If the student are able to able to fill in the blanks with the appropriate sounds or verbalize associated sounds and words, teacher will provide additional worksheets with new associated vowels. If students are unable to complete the assignment, additional support will be provided through one-on-on assistance and repeat of lesson.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)