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Lesson plan: long vowel phoneme -ai-

NLS Ref: Year 1 Term 3

Text level: reading comprehension
22. to write own questions and record answers

Sentence level: grammar and punctuation
7. to add question marks to questions

Word level work: phonics, spelling and vocabulary
1. to identify the long vowel sound -ai- in speech and writing to read on sight the question words who, what, when, where

Shared text
Daisy the snail by Sue Palmer and Michaela Morgan

Print and enlarge 'Daisy the snail' for whole class reading.
Print A4 copies of the poem for use in independent work.
Print the 'Write your own -ai- poem' worksheet for use in independent work.
Go through the suggested onscreen activities from this website for independent work (see below)

Other resources
(optional) Copies of additional rhymes featuring -ai- : Doctor Foster, Incy Wincy Spider, the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain, What are little boys made of? Jack and Jill, 'Will you walk a little faster said the whiting to the snail?' Pray open your umbrella, the big ship sails;

Useful ai words
rain, again, afraid, rail, laid, maid, paid, raid, sail, fail, Gail, hail, mail, nail, pail, wait, bait, praise

High frequency words: 'who', 'what', 'when', 'where'
Rimes and onsets on cards 'ail', 'ain', 'dr', 'ch', 'tr', 'sn'

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Teachers and Parents resources

Long vowel phoneme: -ai-

1. Objectives
2. Whole class work
3. Activities
4. Plenary

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