Lesson Plan

I Like to Spell LIKE!

"Like" is a fundamental word for beginning readers and writers. Help your students learn to spell and write sentences with this popular sight word in this collaborative class lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the So Many Things to Like! pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the So Many Things to Like! pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read and write the word *like *after finishing this lesson.

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


(5 minutes)
I Like poemI Like worksheet
  • Invite your students to think about something that they like in the classroom.
  • Give an example of something you like to kickstart their participation. For example, say, "I like books." or "I like markers."
  • Ask your students to name two or three things that they like to their neighbor. Encourage them to use full sentences.
  • Have them think about a word that they used in every one of those sentences (like).
  • Tell your students that they will be focusing on the word like today. Remind them that common words that they should memorize by sight, or sight words, such as like, can help their reading fluency.


  • Display objects that you like as you are speaking to support student understanding.
  • Pair students with a partner who speaks their home language (L1) as well as English to answer the questions.


  • Provide students with sentence frames for them to answer the question.