Dots and Spots
Lesson Objective
In this writing prompt, students will demonstrate comprehension and through writing and illustration. Students will also develop their
rhyming skills.
Background Information for Teacher
Words in bold are said by the teacher.
Student Prior Knowledge
Dots and Spots book (Step 1)
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Read Story

Step 2: Teach Lesson
Writing Prompt 1
After reading Dots and Spots, compare and contrast spots and dots. Write or illustrate how spots and dots are alike and
Writing Prompt 2
In Dots and Spots, the spots were caused by dripping ice cream. Have you ever had spots on your clothes? Write or illustrate
how you got spots on your clothes and what you did to get the spots off of your clothes.
Writing Prompt 3
Using spots and dots, draw a picture and then describe it. Tell about the colors and the sizes of the spots and dots you used to
create this picture.
Editing Checklist
Did you remember to. . .
Write your uppercase and lowercase letters so that they can be easily read by a classmate or teacher?
Use complete sentences?
End each sentence with a punctuation mark?
Begin each sentence with a capital letter?
Discuss the following questions:
What was your favorite part?
What part was confusing?
How could it be improved?
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Rhyming worksheet for extra practice
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
What rhymes with Bell? (offline) worksheet