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Sound It Out

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Subjects

  • Language Arts

Grades

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
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Brief Description

Students match phonetic spellings with real spellings of words on a dictionary page.

Objectives

Students decipher dictionary pronunciations. Students demonstrate an understanding of words in context.

Keywords

dictionary, pronunciation, words in context

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Lesson Plan

  • Review with students the dictionary pronunciations on the example page. Ask students why the pronunciations are spelled differently from the words.
  • Distribute the Sound It Out work sheets to students. Tell students to use the dictionary page example to complete the work sheets.

Assessment

Evaluate students' completed work sheets.

ANSWER KEY:

  1. could
  2. counter
  3. counselor
  4. cottontail
  5. coupon
  6. cougar
  7. counterclockwise
  8. couldn't
  9. cough
  10. countryside
  11. countdown
  12. countless

Lesson Plan Source

Education World
Dictionary page from Scholastic Children's Dictionary.
Copyright 1996 by Scholastic, Inc. All rights Reserved. Used by permission.

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.3


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