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Lesson Plan: Beginner Readers
Skills Be aware of skills to be developed but focus on just few in each session building on what is known
Sight Words: up, down, the, and, came
Letter focus: ‘s’
Letter name: ‘s’
Rhyme: Incy, Wincy
Visual text cues
Tracking left to right, voice to word
One to one matching
Reading for meaning
Reading for pleasure
Sequence: the order of events in the story
Comprehension: Use imagination to predict events and embellish the story.
1. Sing the rhyme together with the action then sing-along with the online version.
2. Read Incy Wincy together
Begin by discussing the illustration on the title screen and follow this with questions about the title.
What is the title of this book? What letter does the title start with?
What is the name of this letter? What sound does this letter make?
Does anyone have this letter in his or her name?
Read and talk about each page. Keep the discussion light and playful. Enjoyment is the key, as this will bring them back to repeat the experience.
After two or three pages and if they seem to be grasping the text, ask if anyone can read it.
Locate the ‘s’ sound. Can you find the letter that makes that sound? Can you draw that letter in the air and make the ‘s’ sound.
Ask the children to locate the word ‘up’. If they display confidence ask them to locate the other sight words; ‘down’, ‘the’ ‘and’ ‘came’.
Be prepared with a variety of threads, string, tubes and tape, set out on a table for children to construct their own spider and water spout.
Discuss the making process. The aim is always for the child to make their unique artwork. Let them enjoy this process so they can tell their story about their artwork.
After the spiders are complete write a caption for each child’s art on a card. Use the child’s words.
Display the spiders and spouts and their caption
Begin the following lesson looking at and appreciating each child’s spider creations and read the captions. Where possible each child reads their caption Give them all the support they need to be successful. success at this point is important.
Open the ‘Create’ screen and use the moveable objects to retell the rhyme.
Sing and re-read “Incy Wincy”. Before reading consider the literacy skills that this group of children need to work on and which few you will be the focus. During this reading involve the children as much as you can without loosing the enthusiasm for the book.
Choose a favourite screen in the ‘Write’ Section and write a caption together. Print a writing template for children the write their own story and draw their own picture. If time, share these stories with the class or group reading their work with support, as required.
Sing the rhyme to begin today session.
Ask for volunteers to read the rhyme independently. Everyone can join in if this is too challenging. Success now ensures future success, so make sure the child reading is well supported
Re-read together and find the Sight Words. Who can find; ‘up’, ‘down’ ‘the’ ‘and’ ‘came’?
Repeat the previous day’s writing task
Ask the children to provide letter sounds and names to the sight words as you write this story.
Focus on left to right tracking, space between words punctuation and story sequence.
Print off a writing page for children to write their own story.
Make these stories into a group book.
Make this elearning resource available during independent activity time. Encouraging the children to sing, read the rhyme and retell it and new versions using the create screen. Read together when there is five minutes to fill. Repetition is important for a child to feel in control of their learning.
Come back to this rhyme and check the skills you introduce with the request ‘who can find…?’ Ensure a ‘light touch’ with these requests as pleasure and meaning will propel the child forward with their reading more than drilled skills. The children’s enthusiasm for these revision activities will inform how successful your lessons have been.