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#16 Picture / Phrase Match

Lesson Title/Subject/Grade Level
Picture/Phrase Match
Grades 1, 2, and 3

Materials Needed
- Pictures of Dolch nouns/adjectives/adverbs and verbs cut from magazines or drawn simply using stick figures and simple line drawings. Draw or glue the pictures onto 3" by 5" index or tag board cards. Laminate them. There should be enough cards for half the class to have one.
- Dolch words or phrases to describe the pictures. Print one each on a 3" by 5" card and laminate the cards. There should be enough cards for the other half of the class to have one.

Goal Statement
Students will read Dolch words and/or phrases and match them to pictures.

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

Review Previous Skills
Students should be able to read at least half of the Dolch words used in the lesson. Words they cannot read yet, they will figure out based on the picture cards.

Anticipatory Set
The teacher should say, "Today we are going to practice reading sight words. We are going to play a whole class matching game."

Tell the students you are going to give each student a card with either a sight word on it or a picture. (Use single words for first graders and single words and word phrases for second and third graders.) Hand out the cards.

Tell the students they must find the card that matches theirs, one picture will be matched to one word or phrase card. When they find their match, they should stand beside the person who has the matching card. When all students have found their match, the game is over.

Guided Practice
Continue on as above, collecting and mixing up the cards after each game, then redistributing them and playing again.

Independent Practice
Put the cards in a decorated box or manila envelope to use as a game.

Pass out the cards one more time and have each student with a word card stand and read the word. The student who has the matching picture must collect both cards and give them to the teacher.

Create a ditto with simple line drawings. Print Dolch words or phrases at the bottom of the ditto that match the drawings. For homework, students must write the correct word or phrase underneath each picture.