Students will be able to identify multiple high-frequency words.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Have your students "shake sillies out" and then do a silent stretch for 10 seconds to settle themselves.
- Have your students catch a "bubble" in their mouths by opening their mouths and gulping.
- Demonstrate a shark "chomp" to begin the lesson by placing one hand on your hip, the other on your head, and clapping your hands together to chomp.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)
- Instruct your students to pretend to be sharks and find certain words to "chomp" fish sight words.
- Have the entire group chomp in the background as a student volunteer "swims" around trying to find the words.
- Read The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark aloud to the entire class.
- Include action movements and predictions to capture their attention during story.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Have students volunteer to share words they know that rhyme with fin.
- Then, use letter flashcards to sound out different letter combinations, such as win and tin.
- If the letter combinations are not a real word, put them back in the "ocean" (on the carpet).
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Give your students the sea-themed Write and Draw Sight Words worksheets to complete.
- Enrichment: Introduce consonant blends at the beginning and end of words including /ch/ and /sh/. Teach words such as chin, shin, fish, and shark.
- Support: Focus on sight words instead of rhymes for the duration of the lesson.
Related Books and/or Media
- GAME: Sight Words Match: Set 1
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Track the high frequency words that students identify correctly.
- Ask your students to identify words that rhyme with the sight words.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Have students volunteer to share their favorite parts of The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark.
- Ask your students to review and write new words that they learned on the whiteboard.