Lesson Plan

Sight Word Fun: Am

Help students learn the sight word "am" through music, movement, and color. This quirky language lesson is guaranteed to nourish your kindergartner's vocabulary skills.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read and write the sight word "am."

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


(5 minutes)
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  • 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.