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#15 Scrambled Sentences

Lesson Title/Subject/Grade Level
Scrambled Sentences
Grades 1, 2, and 3

Materials Needed
- Dolch word cards for the sentences below, printed in large letters on 5" by 8" index cards, one per card: (It is fine to make any sentences you wish using appropriate Dolch words for your grade level.)
The chicken sits on a nest.
Give me six small apples.
The bears sleep near the fire where it is warm.

- Tape
- A ditto for each student with 5 scrambled sentences. Each sentence should be followed by a blank line on which to unscramble it.
- Pencils and printing paper for each student

Goal Statement
Students will read Dolch words and arrange them in sentences.

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 the Dolch words in the lesson.

Anticipatory Set
The teacher should say, "Today we are going to practice reading sight words. We will unscramble some mixed-up sentences."

Tape the Dolch words for the first sentence on the chalkboard. Mix up the words so they do not make a sentence.

Have the students read the words aloud. Choose students to try to unscramble the sentence, either all at once or word by word. As they do so, rearrange the words on the board to make the sentence.

Continue until all three sentences have been unscrambled.

Guided Practice
Assign each student a partner with whom to work.

Give each pair of students a ditto. Tell them to work together to unscramble the sentences and write them on the paper below the mixed-up sentences.

Monitor and assist the students as they work.

Independent Practice
Assign students to write several mixed-up Dolch sentences themselves. Then, have them trade papers with a partner and try to rearrange their partner's mixed-up sentences.

Have students read the sentences aloud.

Assign students to rearrange some mixed-up Dolch sentences for homework.