Lesson Plan

Learning New Sight Words

Use this lesson plan as a stand alone or support lesson to introduce or review how to read and use sight words to your ELs.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Handy Sight Wordslesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Handy Sight Wordslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to read and recognize new sight words.

Language

Students will be able to identify grade-level sight words with more complex spelling patterns using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Display a familiar picture book to the class (big book if possible).
  • Read a few pages aloud to the class while using a pointer to follow along as you read each word.
  • Explain that when you read a book, many of the words are ones that you don't actually need to sound out. This is because they are a special kind of word, called sight words. Say, "A sight word is what we call a word that we should learn by sight. So that when we see it written down, we already know what it says!"