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Lesson Description

Title: Word Tree
Grade: 1
st
grade
Author: Miss. Michels

Domain, Cluster, Standard:
Common Core (Reading Literature: Foundational Skills)
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2.d
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual
sounds (phonemes).
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3.b
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Common Core (English Language Arts: Language)
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2.d
Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently
occurring irregular words.

Student-Centered Objective:
1. Student will be able to decode spelling words.
2. Student will be able to spell words correctly by using resources in the room.
3. Student will be able to follow directions to complete activity.

Assessment:
1. Students will complete a word tree by writing the spelling words correctly on the leaves.

Materials:
 White piece of paper
 Brown crayon
 Black marker
 Glue
 Spelling list
 10 leaves per student (red, green, orange, yellow, and brown)

Motivation or Anticipatory Set:
 Ask students if they have ever racked leaves into a pile?
 Ask students if they have jumped into a pile of leaves?
 Tell students they will be making a word tree with spelling words.


Teaching Procedures and Learning Activities:
** Teacher models during the whole activity **
1. As a whole class decode words using the fist method.
2. As a whole class decode words by air writing.
3. As a whole class verbally spell words aloud.
4. Students trace arm with a brown crayon on a white piece of paper.
5. Students write each spelling word on a leaf with a black marker.
6. Students glue leaves to paper on the traced trunk.

Adaptations and Accommodations:
1. Lower level students have 8 spelling words.
2. Lower level students can work in a small groups for a slower pace.
3. Higher level students have 12 spelling words.

Closure:
Students read spelling words off of leaves.

Independent Practice:
Students will take spelling test.

Assessment:
1. Students will complete a word tree by writing the spelling words correctly on the leaves.

Resources:
1. Pinterest
2. Google Images-leaf template