Lesson Plan

Handy Sight Words

Who knew that sight words could be so handy? This super simple reading lesson is perfect for students who love arts and crafts. It combines a short project with fun sight word memorization activities.
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Learning Objectives

Students will become familiar with new sight words.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Sight Word CardsTeacher Modeling PageSight Word ChecklistMemory Match Game
  • Begin a clapping rhythm, and have the students echo your clap.
  • Change the rhythm several times, asking students to echo the claps each time.
  • Tell the students that today, they will be using their hands to learn about some new sight words.
  • Hold up some of the sight word cards.

Beginning

  • Provide students with visual representations of the sight words being used in the lesson.
  • Provide students with sight words in their home language (L1) and in English.

Intermediate

  • Provide students with their own copies of the sight word cards.