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Students will be able to read and write the sight word "am."
- Gather your students where they can easily see your interactive whiteboard.
- Explain that you're going to play a song about a sight word.
- Remind your students that a sight word is a word they will know without having to sound it out.
- Play the Am Song video by Have Fun Teaching on the whiteboard.
- Invite your students to stand and move to the music.
- Ask your students to name the target word.
- Prior to the start of the lesson, review previously taught sight words using a read aloud text or memory game.
- Write the target sight word on the board and say the word aloud. Then have students repeat the word after you.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Invite your students to use "am" in a sentence.
- Ask your students to help you sound out the letters in "am."
- Point out that the A is making the short A sound.
- Demonstrate how to write the word on the board.
- Play the I Am! video by sharonskinders on the whiteboard.
- Ask your students to read along as the words appear on the screen.
- Provide students with a sentence frame to practice using the target sight word such as: " I __ __ __ __ going to the __ __ __ __."
- Pair students with a partner to share their sentences.
- Model sounding out the target sight word by writing it on the board and pointing to each letter as you say the corresponding letter sound.
- Demonstrate how to use the target sight word in a sentence.
Guided Practice(15 minutes)
- Use a stack of simple sight word flash cards (make sure "am" appears frequently).
- Show the sight words to your students.
- Instruct them to cheer or clap whenever the target word appears.
- Hand out the I Am! mini-books.
- Put your students into pairs for buddy reading.
- Remind your students to keep the book in the middle, track the words with their pointer finger, and listen politely while the other student is reading.
- If you think it is necessary, model "buddy reading" with a student.
- Tell your students to take turns reading the mini-books to each other.
- Pre-teach the "I am" mini-book prior to the lesson by reading it aloud to students.
- Practice chorally reading the mini-book aloud as a class before students read with their partner.
- Model how to use a pointer to read each word in the book. Provide students with pointers to practice as they read.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Show your students the I Am worksheet.
- Tell your students to carefully trace the words and color the animals with colored pencils.
- Tell each students to compose their own "I am" sentence on the back of the sheet.
- Provide pre-written sentence frames for students to fill in or trace the target sight word.
- Write model sentences on the board for students to use as needed.
- Enrichment: Have above-level students also write two or three "I am" sentences describing themselves on the backs of their sheets.
- Support: Help struggling students with identifying how the color words are read.
- During guided practice, students should be participating and clapping at the right time.
- Move closer to students who seem to need support.
- During the buddy reading portion, students should be on task and attentive while listening.
- During Independent Working Time, students should remain on task and work at a steady pace.
- Collect students' worksheets once they're done. Review them later to assess student comprehension of the lesson content.
- Check for student understanding throughout the lesson by noting if students are able to identify and read the target sight word. Assess if students understand the meaning of the word by listening to their practice sentences as they share with a partner.
- Circulate around the classroom during guided instruction and independent work times to check in with students and have them share their work with you.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Invite your students to read their own sentences to the class.
- Ask your students to call out the sight word of the day.
- Ask your students to call out how to spell the sight word.
- Ask your students to describe another way to learn sight words.
- Invite students to share their sentences with a partner.
- Provide additional ideas for students to use when learning sight words such as memory games, songs, read-alouds, and flash cards.