Lesson Plan

Wacky Words

Word Study for 2nd through 4th grade.
Tamara K.
Education Program Manager, Chicago Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to...

Identify word patterns, especially the -ought family. Students will be able to sort and indentify the pattern. Students will also find words that rhyme and recognize word families.

English Language Arts
English Language Learning
Grades 2 - 4
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1 Hook

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Teacher will show a flocabulary video related to -ought.If you can't find an -ought video then use a Flocabulary on word finding.

Student Instructions

Students will watch -ought video and sing the Flocabulary rap together.

2 Direct Instructions

Activity: Presenting

Open the smartboard program and explain what the -ought family is and show students how to identify the -ought family. Teacher will call up students to color code identify -ought word endings.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Conversing

Create a sheet with assorted words, including-ought words and have students cut them out and sort them into two piles. 

Student Instructions

Students will cut out all the words and sort them into two piles. Students will show each other their -ought words. And students will practice singing the Flocabulary song together.

4 Wrap-Up

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Teacher will show the Flocabulary video and use an assessment created in Google Forms to ask students to pick which words are -ought from a list and identify rhyming pairs of words.