Mobile Learning Lesson Plan
Content Area: Language Arts
Title of Lesson: Sight Word Writing
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Common Core Standards, Kindergarten
Phonics and Word Recognition 3: Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., c. the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Writing Standards 2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic
Students will produce a 1-2 sentence piece of writing, modeled after the story The Mitten, using at least 3 of the sight words they learned.
Students will warm up using Little Writer to practice writing their lowercase and capital letters, as well as their sight words and easy to spell words.
The Little Writer App, is free, and uses animation to help students with their handwriting and spelling. To practice handwriting, a letter appears and an animal or vehicle is in place where the letter should be started from. The animal or vehicle moves and children follow the path it takes until the letter has been written correctly. Little Writer also helps children write words, focusing on one letter at a time and using audio to tell reinforce the names of the letters. An image is also presented with the word being spelled. This app can be customized for each child, allowing an adult to add words, pictures, and their own voice to help students practice spelling.
Students will play the Sight Words 1 app that teaches students new sight words. This app will enable students to listen to their new sight words as well as see how to spell them. For different ability levels, there are 3 different levels of words.
Check for Understanding
Students will practice their sight words from this week as well as their past words. They will play BINGO as an assessment. Children can replay multiple times.
Students can gain extra practice by using the Star Speller App, where students use 2 different games and flashcards to practice spelling their sight words. The games have up to 10 different sets of sight words to challenge students that have mastered the ones in their specific lesson.
For an assessment students will use Popplet to create a piece of writing that is centered around the story that we read, The Mitten, by Jan Brett. Students will use Popplet to create their own story with emphasis on the using their sounds and sight words that were practiced. Students can even brainstorm first by using graphic organizers and lists before they write.