April 02, 2001
Rationale: To establish a link between
a letters and sound the learner must establish a clear image.
reading instruction begins with the assumption that words are
units of language. Children learn about words through print and
they become aware of these words in print, they begin to notice and
words in speech. But decoding is the process readers use to
the written language into oral or inner speech. This lesson will
help children to decode printed words by vocabulary, reading, and
They will learn through practice of translating print into language
decoding is necessary for reading.
Materials: Common Words of four
Make them on different colored cardstock and have the type of hit that
each represents on each color posted somewhere that everyone can see it
clearly (ex. Bat, hat , fog, log, mice, made, read, John, print,
and children). Places in the room will be marked 1st base, 2nd
3rd base, and home plate.
1. Introduce the lesson by explaining
that our written language is a secret code. Today we’re going to
work on sight words. At first it will seem easy, but the sight
have different levels so the words will become harder.
2. Ask Students: Do you like playing
baseball? Have you ever made it to home
3. Now let’s try to hit a homerun ? go all
the way to home plate.
4. I will divide the students into 2 teams
and let them name themselves. Designate one team home, and the
5. If the students can read the card
they may move according to the type of hit. (A single ? move 1
a double ? move 2 bases, a triple ? move 3 bases, and a homerun ? go
the way to home plate.)
6. We will have the team that wins write
a message about their victory over the other team.
7. For assessment, I will use the student’s
miscues on the cards to assess their performance on the lesson.
Reference: Hall, Sharon.
#485. Activities to reinforce and teach Sight Words:
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