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#4 Dolch Number Booklet

Lesson Title/Subject/Grade Level
Dolch Number Booklet
Grade 1

Materials Needed
- White, 8.5" by 11" paper (construction, newsprint, or typing paper is fine), one and a half pieces will be adequate for each student. Cut the pieces in half lengthwise so they measure 11" by 4 1/4". Fold the pieces in half, so they measure 5.5" by 4 1/4" when folded. Staple 3 of these strips together (on the fold) to make a booklet of 12 pages for each child.

- A pencil and crayons for each student

Goal Statement
The children will be introduced to reading number words 1 through 10 and will use them to write simple sentences.

State Standard Addressed
In this section, the teacher cites the state standard focused on in the lesson.

Review Previous Skills
Review any of the number words from one through 10 that have been previously introduced.

Anticipatory Set
Tell the students that they will be making a booklet of number words to take home.

Hand out the paper booklets and have the students get their pencils and crayons ready.

Make sure everyone has the paper booklet in front of them, opening in the correct direction.

Tell the students the first page is the book cover. Using the chalkboard, show them how to write "My Number Book" on the front. Have them write "by ______________" (child's name) underneath the title.

Tell the students to open the book and on the first page write "I see one top." Show them how to draw and color a top on the page. Read the page together. Have them underline the word "one." (You should do everything on the board as they do it in their booklets.)

On the back of that page, have the students write "I have two (blue, black, or brown) eyes." Have them draw and color two eyes. Read the page together and underline the word "two."

Continue in this manner, using the fronts and backs of all pages until you reach the number 10. Use these Dolch word sentences:

"I eat three apples."
"The house has four doors."
"I saw five green hills."
"Mom likes six flowers."
"The funny dog has seven balls."
"Father made eight eggs."
"Nine red boats go fast."
"Ten trees look pretty."

Guided Practice
Read the book together.
Ask the students to find various pages and point to the number words.
Ask the students to use the words in the book to make up a sentence on their own that uses a number word. Tell them to write it on the last page of the booklet and draw a picture of it.

Independent Practice
On another day, have the students write several sentences using number words, nouns, and verbs from a chart or your word wall.

Have the students read their booklets to a partner and take them home to read to their parents.

Make a set of number word flash cards for quick reviews.
Make a large booklet like the ones the students made and put it in your class library.