Lesson Plan

My First Book

Help your kids write their own book by giving them an introduction to some new sight words. Students will increase their confidence while building their vocabulary.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Creating Sight Word Books pre-lesson.
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Learning Objectives

After finishing the lesson, students will be able to create their own first book using the sight words ("I," "See," "The"). Students will be able to read their books aloud to an adult or peer.

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


(10 minutes)
Pre-Kindergarten Sight Words: Here to LikePre-Kindergarten Sight Words: See to Up
  • Ask students, "How many of you have ever read a book by yourself? Please raise your hand."
  • Say, "Today, we are going to write our own books and learn how to read them. Here are three words we are all going to use."
  • Show the three sight words to the students.
  • Say, "Raise your hand if you know any of these words."
  • Select students to read the three sight words.
  • Say, "I want everyone to repeat after me: I, see, the." Point to each word as you say it.


  • Introduce or review the sight words and their meanings in both English and students' home language (L1).


  • Have students practice saying each of the sight words as you point to them. Play a quick memory game by displaying, then covering the sight word and having students differentiate between the three new words.

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