July 28, 2015
By Nichelle Neal

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What's That Word?

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Students will be able to identify grade level sight words.

(15 minutes)
  • Distribute copies of the sight word list.
  • Review the words with the students, allowing them to read words with you if they know them.
  • After reading the list, explain to the students that they are going to be the teacher for this activity.
  • Explain to the students that each child will take turns with a partner to practise their sight words.
(20 minutes)
  • Pick a student from the class to help you model this activity.
  • Play the teacher to show the class how to act as the teacher.
  • Hold a highlighter and a copy of the sight word list.
  • Sit with the student and tell him that you are going to practise his words with him.
  • As the student reads the words, highlight the words he pronounces correctly.
  • Explain this to the students, then switch roles with the student to show how to be the student for the activity.
(10 minutes)
  • Organise students into pairs.
  • Allow them to ask you questions if they are unsure of what exactly to do.
  • Give each student a number: 1 or 2.
  • 1s will be teachers first.
(30 minutes)
  • Have students start the activity.
  • Walk around the classroom and make sure the students are following the directions and doing the activity correctly.
  • Allot enough time for both sides to be the teacher.
  • Enrichment:Students who complete their quizzes early can make their own sight word lists on the backs of their sheets.
  • Support:Pair struggling students with more advanced students for Independent Working Time. This will allow them to receive assistance from their partners if needed.
(10 minutes)
  • Have students complete the Sight Word quiz.
  • Collect students' quizzes once they finish. Review the quizzes later to assess students' understanding of the lesson content.
(5 minutes)
  • Go back and review the sight word list with the students.

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