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Students will practice reading and spelling grade level sight words.
- Gather students together for the start of the lesson.
- Tell the class that today, they're going to practice reading and spelling sight words. Define a sight word as a word that we see often, yet can be tricky to sound out. Explain that is why they must practice reading and spelling sight words so that they can memorize them.
- Ask if anyone think of or point to a sight word in our classroom.
- Allow several students to point out or say known sight words.
Beginning: Pre-teach students how to play bingo in a small group.
Intermediate: Encourage students to practice using the sight words around the room verbally in a sentence with a peer.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(5 minutes)
- Explain that today you will be teaching the students to play a game that will help them to read and spell tricky sight words.
- Ask your class if anyone ever played bingo before. Describe bingo as a game where everyone gets a game board. When the caller calls a word on a player's board, they must cross it out. When players cross out three words in a row, they need to call out "Bingo!"
- Model how to use the bingo board by projecting it on the whiteboard or drawing a version on the board for the class to see.
- Explain that there might be a word that the students don’t know how to read or spell yet, so they should pay attention as you hold up each word card and say each word.
- Demonstrate how you hold up each word card and read the word for each turn of the game.
- Preview the target sight words for today's lesson by displaying them for students and reading them aloud.
- Have students repeat each word after you read it a second time.
- Have students turn and talk to explain to a partner how to play the game.
- Provide visual or written steps on the board.
Guided Practice(15 minutes)
- Go over the word cards and practice reading each word with the class.
- Hold up a word card and read the sight word aloud. Ask a volunteer to come up to the projected or drawn bingo board and cross off the same sight word.
- Repeat this process for several more words.
- Ask the class to return to their seats and pass out a Sight Word Bingo Card to each student and play several rounds of bingo as a whole class.
Beginning: Pair students together to play a shared bingo board for the practice round.
Intermediate: Review any challenging or unknown sight words on the bingo board and have students practice reading each word along with you.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Pass out the Bingo Board worksheets and have students complete them independently.
- Provide students with assistance as needed.
Beginning: Work with a smaller group of students to play an additional shared game of bingo. As you play, pay special attention to pointing out, saying aloud, and having students repeat sight words aloud.
Intermediate: Have students share their worksheets with a partner to check their work. Ask students to practice making additional sentences (aloud) using the target sight words.
- For struggling students, have them play bingo with a partner using the same bingo board.
- Strategically seat struggling students near you and make sure that they are looking at and able to match each sight word as it is shown.
- For more advanced students, have them create their own bingo boards and take turns as the bingo caller.
- Ask students to choose one word from their bingo board and write that word on an index card as part of a sentence. This index card can be used as an exit ticket for the lesson.
Beginning: Provide pre-written sentence frames for students to use when writing a sentence with one of the sight words.
Intermediate: Provide posted sentence starters for students to utilize.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Review the sight words used in the game with the class. Hold up one card at a time and have students read it with you.
- Ask students to think of a sentence they could use the sight word in.
- Answer student questions as needed.
Beginning: Encourage students to turn and talk to share their sentence verbally with a partner.
Intermediate: Have students pass their written sentences to you. Share selected sentences with the class and point out the sight words used.