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Day 4: Learning Sight Words Through Written Expression

written by: Tricia Wegman • edited by: Carly Stockwell • updated: 12/22/2012

Many learning disabilities are characterized by difficulties with production of material learned. Check out this lesson plan that guides students through written expression.

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    Once your students have digested new vocabulary, it is important that they put their learning into practice! This specific sight word lesson plan is focused on application of learned information in the form of written expression.

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    Day Four Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explore the sight words: many, jump, want & long.
    • Producing information: Application of material learned through written expression.
    • Improving handwriting and sentence building skills.

    Day 4 Materials:

    Lesson Procedure:

    1. Introduction: Have students come to the board and write one sight word in their best handwriting.

    2. Give each student a sheet to practice writing the sight words correctly on lined paper. Have the students write the words 2 times each, using a different colored pencil each time.

    Note: To save time or provide more support for students with Dysgraphia, have all words written out and have the child trace the letters using a highlighter or gel pen.

    3. As a class, create a story using the sight words using describing words and a coherent sequence.

    4. Based on your class’ abilities and progress, ask students to either write phrases, complete sentences, or a story using the sight words.

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    Assessment:

    For assessing this lesson, as students write their sentences, walk around editing their sentences. Make sure they are able to read their sentences as they will be used in tomorrow’s lesson.

    Today students have demonstrated their competence in expressing the sight words in written form. Next they will express themselves verbally using all that they have learned this week. Go to the final lesson plan in this series.

References

  • Photo by Tricia Wegman
  •  Handwriting Worksheet Website, http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/flash/printdots/index.htm

Teaching Sight Words to Students with Diverse Needs

This unit includes five lessons to teach students the sight words many, jump, want and long. Teach students using multisensory activities for a holistic approach.
  1. Teaching Sight Words Unit: Introduce and Explore the Words Many, Jump, Want & Long
  2. Day 2: Explore Sight Words: Integrating, Organizing & Memorizing
  3. Day 3: Improve Word Processing Speed with Activities
  4. Day 4: Learning Sight Words Through Written Expression
  5. Day 5: Using Sight Words in Verbal Expression