2nd Grade Sightwords Lesson Plan (Language Arts)

Topic: Sightwords

Objectives & Outcomes

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to recognize and correctly pronounce at least 20 Sightwords.
  • Students will be able to recall the Sightwords when prompted with a sentence.


  • Sightwords worksheet (one per student)
  • Sightwords cards (one per student)
  • Sentence prompts (one per student)


  • Review the alphabet with the students. Ask them to name each letter, spell their name, and spell a simple word such as "cat."
  • Show the students the Sightwords cards and have them identify which words are unknown to them.

Direct Instruction

  • Review the sightwords that the students identified as unknown. Have the students repeat the words out loud and have them write the words in their notebooks.
  • Use the Sightwords Chart to record the words that the students learned.

Guided Practice

  • Using the sightwords from the previous lesson and from the sightwords list, have the students work in pairs to complete a sightword activity.
  • Provide guidance as needed.

Independent Practice

  • Have the students choose five of the sightwords from the list to practice writing.
  • Have the students use markers or crayons to write the sightwords on paper.
  • Encourage the students to use letter formation and spacing skills as they write.


  • Review the sightwords that the students have learned today.
  • Ask the students to show you their written copies of the sightwords.
  • Ask the students to say the words aloud and show you how they look.
  • Remind the students that they can practice writing the sightwords at home.


  • Observe the students during independent practice to assess their ability to write the sightwords accurately.
  • Have the students complete a worksheet containing a list of sightwords for the students to read and write.

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