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#12 Trade A Word

Lesson Title/Subject/Grade Level
Trade A Word
Grades 1 and 2

Materials Needed
- Dolch words printed in large print on cards (5" by 8" or larger), enough for each student to have one

Goal Statement
Students will read Dolch words.

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 20 Dolch words.

Anticipatory Set
The teacher should say, "Today we are going to play a game called Trade A Word. You will get a word card and ask to trade it with another student's card."

Pass out a word card to each student. Call on one student at a time to come to the front of the class and say, "I want to trade ______________ for _______________."
(his card) (another student's card)
The students should trade cards.

The student should do this 3 times and then pick another student to take his place.

Guided Practice
Continue on in this manner until all students have had a turn. Alternately, a student "caller" can come to the front of the class and say, "I want ______________ to trade with
(name a card)
_______________." The two students called should trade cards.
(name another card)

Independent Practice
Assign students to groups and continue playing.

Collect all the cards and use as flash cards for the class to read as a group.

Play the game once a month.