Subject: Phonics-Silent Consonants
1. Topic-
Phonemic Awareness:
Demonstrate an awareness of the sounds that are made by different letters by:
- distinguishing beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.
- rhyming words.
- clearly pronouncing blends and vowel sounds.
2. Content-
introduce silent consonants
kn /n/, wr /r/, gn /n/, mb /m/
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will gain an understanding that when a word begins with kn, the k is silent; wr the w is silent; with gn the g is silent.
2.When a word ends in mb the b is silent; gn the g is silent
4. Objectives-
1.associate the sounds /n/, /r/, /n/, and /m/ with the kn, wr, gn, and mb spelling patterns, read and blend kn, wr, gn, and mb words.
5. Materials and Aids-
"Alligator" worksheet
page 73
Graphic organizer 27 overhead
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Silent Consonants: when a word begins with kn the k is silent. When a word ends with gn the g is silent.
2. write the work gnat on the board, model how we say nat but it is spelled gnat.
Write the word comb on the board, model how we say com, but it is spelled comb.

B. Development-

1. announce the word gnat. ask a student to spell it.
2. properly spell the word on the board.
3. show how the g is silent explain that this is a gn consonant where the g is silent and the combination makes a /n/ sound..

C. Practice-

1.use graphic organizer OH
2.write kn, wr, gn, mb on the headings
3.below each heading write a word missing the silent consonant. i.e. --ee/knee

D. Independent Practice-

Go over the worksheet instructions with the students.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Allow non-independent learners to join you at the group work table to complete the worksheet with the aid of you the teacher and the peers at the table.

F. Checking for understanding-

Ask if everyone knows what they are doing and once again ask if there are any questions.

G. Closure-

1.Turn worksheet in on the overhead
2.proceed to language stations upon completing worksheets.
7. Evaluation-
1.Quickly grade worksheet and call over any student who does not have a clear understanding of the material just covered.
2.Aid the student in redoing the missed portion of the worksheet.

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