Reading Games Lesson Plan: High Frequency Words - Colors

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- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan
- Individual Computer Lesson Plan
- Play Colors Game
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Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the color words at the bottom of the reading game
  • Read the colors that are shown in the box
  • Click and drag words to match the colors
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag a 'bedtime bit' to Tom or try again
  • Repeat until game is completed

Context of Lesson

Pupils to recognize color names and match them correctly to the colors in the box

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, one set of small cards (A4 pdf) , 'My favorite color worksheet' (A4 pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • To read on sight high frequency words such as color names
  • To match the color names correctly to the colored squares

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain to class that they are going to be thinking about colors, so they will each get a card with a colored star on it.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to give out small cards (A4 pdf).
  • Teacher to load 'High Frequency Words - Colors' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and explain to pupils that old Tom wants to go to bed, but hasn't got all the things he needs to help him sleep.
  • Teacher to explain that pupils can help Tom get all his 'bedtime bits' by matching the color words to the colors in the box.
  • Teacher to begin game by asking pupils who have a pink star card to hold it up. Can they see the word 'pink' in the game?
  • Teacher to choose one of these pupils to come and click and drag the 'pink' word into the correct place, then choose another 'pink' child to click and drag a 'bedtime bit' for Tom. Repeat for all other colors.
  • At end of game give out prepared paper with 'My favorite color is... because...' (A4 pdf).
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to help pupils to complete sentence correctly, and to read it back to either teacher or teaching assistant.
  • PLENARY: Ask pupils to call out the colors they have used for Tom's game. Can they remember all 11 (black is repeated twice in game)?.

Literacy Homework

Use their favorite color to draw a picture about Tom.
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the color words at the bottom of the reading game
  • Read the colors that are shown in the box
  • Click and drag words to match the colors
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag a 'bedtime bit' to Tom or try again
  • Repeat until game is completed

Context of Lesson

Pupils to recognize color names and match them correctly to the colors in the box

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, individual computers, two sets of small cards (one set showing colors (A4 pdf) and the other set showing color names (A4 pdf)), drawing program

Learning Objectives

  • To read on sight high frequency words such as color names
  • To match the color names correctly to the colored squares

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain to class that they are going to be thinking about colors, so they will each get a card with a color name on it.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to give out color name cards (A4 pdf).
  • Teacher to load 'High Frequency Words - Colors' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and explain to pupils that old Tom wants to go to bed, but hasn't got all the things he needs to help him sleep.
  • Teacher to explain that pupils can help Tom get all his 'bedtime bits' by matching the color words to the colors in the box.
  • Teacher to begin game by asking pupils to look at their small card, and if their card says the color 'pink' to hold it up.
  • Teacher to choose one of these pupils to come and click and drag the 'pink' word into the correct place, then choose another 'pink' child to click and drag a 'bedtime bit' for Tom.
  • Teacher to explain to the class that they will now complete the game on their computers and that they are to work with a partner to match all the color names, taking it in turns to click and drag both words and Tom's 'bedtime bits'.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to ensure that that the 'High Frequency Words - Colors' reading game is ready to play on pupils' computers.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers, encouraging pupils to read the words and to control the computer mouse correctly.
  • Any pair of pupils who finish the game quickly, should collect a color card (A4 pdf) from the teacher and use a drawing program to make a picture of one of Tom's 'bedtime bits' using only the color on the card they have been given. Teaching assistant to assist.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to ask pupils to suggest any other 'bedtime bits' that Tom might like. Ask them to give a reason why he might like it.

Literacy Homework

To make a list of all the colors they can think of, and use these colors to draw Tom's 'bedtime bits'.
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High Frequency Words
Colors (US)

Help Tom get ready for bed by clicking and dragging the words into the correct color box.

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