EL Support Lesson

Sight Words

Use this fun lesson plan to practice identifying common sight words and rhyming words with your el's. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Word Chomp lesson plan.
Grade Subject View aligned standards
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Word Chomp lesson plan.

Students will be able to read high-frequency rhyming sight words.


Students will be able to identify and verbally share sight words and rhyming words in a fiction story using a picture sort.

(2 minutes)
  • Introduce the lesson by telling students that today they will be practicing their reading and listening skills as they learn all about rhyming words and sight words.
(2 minutes)
  • Display the images of rhyming words and read each pair aloud.
  • Ask students if they notice anything special about each word pair.
  • Explain that the words rhyme by saying, "When two or more words end in the same sound, they rhyme"
  • Put the definition of rhyme on the board for students to reference.
(5 minutes)
  • Tell the class that now you will play a rhyming word game. Explain that you will say two words aloud. If the words rhyme, students should stand up. If they don't rhyme, they should stay seated.
  • Say several rhyming and non-rhyming words aloud. Have students practice identifying which words rhyme.
  • Ask students to turn to a partner, say one word aloud, and have the partner share a word that rhymes. For example, "Can, what word rhymes with can?"
  • Repeat with several more words.
(10 minutes)
  • Write the word "in" on the board or chart paper in large print
  • Explain that this word is called a sight word by saying, "A sight word is a word that we see often when we read and should memorize so that we can read it nice and fast."
  • Tell the class that you will now read a story that has the word "in" and also some rhyming words for them to practice!
  • Read aloud the book, Bear Snores to the class.
  • As you read, pause to notice the word "in." Encourage the class to give a thumbs up when they hear this sight word
  • Stop reading when you read aloud two rhyming words. Ask the students to say the words aloud with you and listen for the part that sounds the same (e.g., howl/growl).
(2 minutes)
  • Display the images of rhyming words and read each pair aloud.


  • Provide students with rhyming picture word cards to match with a partner to practice identifying rhyming words.


  • Ask students to come up with their own rhyming word pairs using words from the classroom word wall.
(10 minutes)
  • Pass out the Rhyming Puzzles worksheets to each student and have them complete with a partner.
  • Ask students to say each rhyming pair aloud to their partner, and assess whether students were able to accurately match each of the rhyming words.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students complete the Read and Draw Sight Words: In worksheet as an exit ticket.
  • Say the word "in" aloud. Model thinking aloud to find a rhyming word, such as "tin."
  • Ask students to think of words that rhyme with "in", and turn and talk to a partner to share their words.

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