Mobile Learning Lesson Plan

Background

Content Area: Language Arts

Title of Lesson: Sight Word Writing

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Pre-Planning

Big Ideas

Essential Questions

Objectives

 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

Summative Assessment

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.  

Lesson Opening

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.

Lesson Body

Explanation

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.  

Extended Practice

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.

Closing

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.  

Materials

Mobile Device

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