Lesson Planning of Spelling
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Spell some words studied in class both orally and in writing.
Information for Teachers
- Spelling skills require recognition and understanding of syllabus and basic phonics (sounds)
- English alphabet has vowels (a, e, I, o, u) and consonants (all sounds except vowels). Vowels and consonants join to form words in English language.
- Words are broken into syllabus. Syllables are smaller units of sounds and each syllable must have a vowel sound in it. Some words are monosyllables (one syllable words) e.g. ‘girl’ and some longer words are multi syllable e.g. ‘table’.
- In English spellings, words are not always spelled according to the letters on one sound. Many different graphemes (letter / cluster of letters) can represent the same sound e.g. ‘a’ sound can be represented as air’ man, half, etc.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where it is required.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, worksheet, chart, textbook
- Draw the table of scrambled words given at the end of this activity.
- Ask the students to write them in their notebooks.
- Once the students write these words in their notebooks, ask them to unscramble them in pairs but first read the words for them. Repeat each word twice.
- Monitor and help the students if it is needed.
- When they have finished this activity, write the words with correct spellings on the writing board.
- Ask the students to correct their work and mark themselves.
- Take rounds in class and ask the students about their scores.(Expected answer would be as; old, long, difficult, big, hard, tall, heavy, new, small, cold, short)
- Do the drill of spellings of the above mentioned words.
- Tell the students to break up syllables to write correct spellings e.g. di/ffi/cult. (Recap the concept of syllables with students)
- Ask the students to read each word aloud syllable wise as you write them on the board.
- Ask the students to get ready for the dictation.
- Dictate the words at least twice to facilitate the students.
- Once they have finished writing, ask them to check it individually.
- Write the words on the writing board and ask the students to learn the correct spelling of wrong or misspelled words and write again in their notebook.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Ask the students to share one word each, tell the number of syllables and the vowels sounds in the word.
- Dictate new words of the lesson from the textbook which the students have just finished. Check and correct their work.
- Give dictation of double consonant words:
- Run = running
- Hop = hopping
- Give dictation of words from the textbook.