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Phonics Mini Lesson
Transcript of Phonics Mini Lesson
I can recognize and remember the short /ŭ/ sound.
I can blend and segment single syllable words out loud.
I can build words with short /ŭ/ sound endings
Objectives & Materials
Suggested Literacy Centers
Short Mini Lesson
Review previously learned short vowel sounds & hand signals.
Introduce the short /ŭ/ sound and hand signal (Dear to My Heart, 2012)
Hang the picture above on the vowel wall.
Ask the students to listen for the short /ŭ/ sound in a song about the letter U
Phonics Mini Lesson: The Short /ŭ/ Sound
by Carolyn Bernhardy
April 25, 2015
Between the Lions. (2008). Grubby pup. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2015). English language arts standards -reading: Foundational
skills-grade 1. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/1/
Dear to My Heart (2012, August 12). Explicit phonics short u lesson. Retrieved from http://cammied.blogspot.com/2012/08/explicit-
Have Fun Teaching. (2015). Short vowel u lesson. Retrieved from http://www.havefunteaching.com/
Kidscartoons. (2013). Short letter u phonics song. Retrieved
Learning Resources. (2015). Pocket chart phonics. Retrieved from http://www.learningresources.com/text/pdf/
Metz, K. (2015). Short u instruction. Retrieved from http://exchange.smarttech.com/details?id=b5ca7f5f-2b7d-4f96-8fc2
Nelson, L. (2012). Ladybug, ladybug!: Reading CVC words with short u. Retrieved from https://
Cards with medial-position short vowel pictures of the short /ŭ/ sound
Student created vowel books with pictures or flip book.
Song or video on the short /ŭ/ sound
Several cards with one consonant letter
Several cards with short /ŭ/ rimes: ub, uck, ug, um, ump, un, ung, unk, unt, up, ust, ut
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Short /ŭ/ sound puzzle
Common Core Standards:
Pair practice with blending word cards
Students record the words they form.
This can also be used as a memory game.
Use parts of Kathy Metz's Smart Board interactive from SMART Exchange to practice the short /ŭ/ sound.
Ladybug, Ladybug!: Game to practice reading words with the short /ŭ/ sound by Linda Nelson.
Segmenting & blending:
Give each student a card with a medial-position short vowel picture of the short /ŭ/ sound
Have the students stand, then go up to each student and ask them orally segment and blend their word along with the corresponding symbol.
If the student is correct they can sit.
Have students switch cards with a neighbor for each round.
After the first round, time the students and challenge them to break their record.
Phonics Pattern Focus - Short-u Rimes
Place the phonograms in a row on a pocket chart (ub, uck, ug, um, ump, un, ung, unk, unt, up, ust, ut)
Pass out letter cards to the students.
Have the students figure out which letters, when added to the ending, make real words.
Put some together that form nonsense words to prompt a discussion.
Use the lists of rhyming words to create a class poem.
Create poems in pairs
Create & illustrate poems as a literacy center
"Buddy's Summer Day: The Sound of Short U"
by Cecilia Minden
"Umma Ungka’s Unusual Umbrella"
by Barbara deRubertis
by Brian Collier
by James Marshall
"Great Day for Up"
by Dr. Seuss
- Short - u words, alliteration, and rhyming
- Short-u words and cultural diversity
- Short - u words & alliteration,
- Short - u words
- Short - u words,
Go over a few cards with medial-position short vowel pictures of the short /ŭ/ sound
Segment and stretch out each word and ask the class to repeat
Blend the words as a class
Ask students to repeat the process with partners (pair-share)
Then read a list of short u words and a few short a words. Ask the students to give you a thumbs up if they hear the short u sound and a thumbs down if they do not.
must jump cup cap dust hunt
hat hut run mud mad tuck
Ask students to add the words to their vowel books, or vowel flip books, and pronounce the words out loud as they are written.
Provide pictures to be cut and pasted or students can create their own illustrations.