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EL Support Lesson
Students will be able to read high-frequency rhyming sight words.
Students will be able to identify and verbally share sight words and rhyming words in a fiction story using a picture sort.
- Introduce the lesson by telling students that today they will be practising their reading and listening skills as they learn all about rhyming words and sight words.
Building academic language
- Display the images of rhyming words and read each pair aloud.
- Ask students if they notice anything special about each word pair.
- Explain that the words rhyme by saying, "When two or more words end in the same sound, they rhyme"
- Put the definition of rhyme on the board for students to reference.
- Tell the class that now you will play a rhyming word game. Explain that you will say two words aloud. If the words rhyme, students should stand up. If they don't rhyme, they should stay seated.
- Say several rhyming and non-rhyming words aloud. Have students practise identifying which words rhyme.
- Ask students to turn to a partner, say one word aloud, and have the partner share a word that rhymes. For example, "Can, what word rhymes with can?"
- Repeat with several more words.
- Write the word "in" on the board or chart paper in large print
- Explain that this word is called a sight word by saying, "A sight word is a word that we see often when we read and should memorize so that we can read it nice and fast."
- Tell the class that you will now read a story that has the word "in" and also some rhyming words for them to practise!
- Read aloud the book, Bear Snores To the class.
- As you read, pause to notice the word "in." Encourage the class to give a thumbs up when they hear this sight word
- Stop reading when you read aloud two rhyming words. Ask the students to say the words aloud with you and listen for the part that sounds the same (e.g., howl/growl).
Additional EL adaptations
- Provide students with rhyming picture word cards to match with a partner to practise identifying rhyming words.
- Ask students to come up with their own rhyming word pairs using words from the classroom word wall.
Formative Assessment of Academic Language(10 minutes)
- Pass out the Rhyming Puzzles worksheets to each student and have them complete with a partner.
- Ask students to say each rhyming pair aloud to their partner, and assess whether students were able to accurately match each of the rhyming words.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Have students complete the Read and Draw Sight Words: In worksheet as an exit ticket.
- Say the word "in" aloud. Model thinking aloud to find a rhyming word, such as "tin."
- Ask students to think of words that rhyme with "in", and turn and talk to a partner to share their words.