Single Student Lesson Plan Focusing on Improving Sight Word Vocabulary


This lesson will focus on sight words. Knowledge of sight words is necessary for Alex for several reasons. First, an increased volume of sight words will allow Alex to have a base of vocabulary that can be utilized for verbalizations. Also, sight words are a central part of literacy. Alex’s knowledge of sight words will help him to increase his reading skills as well as his ability to recognize words in his community.

Instructional Objective:

When given a set of six cards with Edmark sight words on them, Alex will correctly identify by picking up 3 correct cards on the first attempt in 3 out of 5 trials.

Lesson Initiation:

The teacher will introduce the lesson to Alex by describing the schedule of word identification activities. The teacher will list the number of trials that Alex must complete during the lesson. The teacher will also inform Alex of the activity that he will take place after the lesson is completed.

Instructional Activities:

Materials- 20 cards with pictures representing the sight words that will be covered during the lesson. 60 flashcards with Edmark sight words.


The teacher will place 6 picture cards and 6 sight word cards on the desk. The teacher will ask Alex to match the word card with the picture card. When a correct match is made by Alex, he will remove the cards and place them in a stack.

The teacher will place 6 sight word cards on the desk in front of Alex. The teacher will use hand-over –hand modeling to instruct Alex how and where to place his chosen cards during the lesson.

The teacher will ask Alex to find one word at a time. Alex will identify each word by picking up the card and placing it at the top of the desk. Alex will complete a total of 5 trials with 6 sight word cards in each trial. If Alex correctly identifies the word on the first try, he will place the card in a stack at the top of the desk. If he incorrectly identifies the word, the teacher will place the word card back in the set of

Lesson Summary:

The teacher will review the number of correct responses that Alex recorded. The teacher will show Alex a comparison of the responses from the previous lesson.

Lesson Evaluation:

The teacher will evaluate the effectiveness of the lesson by analyzing data recorded during the lesson. The teacher will record Alex’s correct and incorrect responses during the lesson. The number of correct responses will be compared to previous lessons. (data collection sheet below)


Words in Trial 1 Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3 Attempt 4 Attempt 5 Attempt 6
Words in Trial 2
Words in Trial 3
Words in Trial 4
Words in Trial 5


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