Our Short Vowel Spelling Patterns lesson plan introduces students to the common short vowel spelling patterns -at, -it, -et, -ot, and -ut. Knowing these spelling rules and patterns will allow them to decode and build words of greater complexity, making them more successful as readers and writers. During this lesson, students are asked to play a game with their fellow students in which they draw a card with a vocabulary word on it without looking and other students give them clues to get them to guess the word. Students are also asked to sort their spelling words into categories based on this lesson’s spelling rules and patterns.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to correctly identify and use the vcv pattern with short vowel families to spell words.