Lesson Plan:

Copy Cat

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August 11, 2015
by Rekha Mundkur
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August 11, 2015
by Rekha Mundkur

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write words after seeing them.


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask your students if they have ever had to copy, or imitate, something.
  • Explain to your students that they have to copy down all the words that you will be writing down on the board.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Hand your students the headbands, and have them color the cat's face and write their names on the band.
  • Help them to put the headbands on.
  • Tell them to pay attention to the words you will be writing down.
  • Have them say the words after you have written them.
  • Remind them to write the words on the lines of the paper.
  • Write a word on the board and then copy it down on lined paper to demonstrate the activity.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Now, write more words on your board, and ask the students to read them out loud.
  • Invite some students to copy down one word at a time on the paper you copied the word onto earlier.
  • Ask the students to write their names on their own papers.
  • Have the students copy down your new words on their papers.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Check to see if the students have followed your instructions.
  • If they have been writing down your words, write down a few more words on the board, and direct them to work on their own.
  • Walk around the classroom to check on their work.
  • Provide help where needed.



  • Enrichment: Say harder words for your students to spell out on their own.
  • Support: Give students paper with the words written on it. Ask your students to highlight the words and trace over them with pencils.


Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Ask questions to check if they have understood the activity.
  • Check their work to see that they have copied your words correctly.
  • Have them read the copied words out to you.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Ask them if they learned any new words while copying down your words.

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