Step 2: Teach Lesson
Target Vocabulary Words: unhealthy, action, meals, businesses
When introducing each word, first say the whole word. Next, say the word parts slowly while clapping them. Then say the word
quickly again. Have the student repeat the steps with you. Finally, write the word on the board or chart. Read the definition of each
word to the student and give examples or sample sentences to build meaning.
unhealthy un • healthy (ˈən-ˈhel-thē) Unhealthy means not well or strong. Without sunshine and fresh air, people can become
action ac • tion ('ak-sh en) Action means moving or doing something. Tim’s favorite movies are always full of fast action.
meals meals ('melz) Meals are food you eat at breakfast, lunch, or supper. After my dinner meals, I like to go for a walk.
business busi •nesses (ˈbiz-nəs-əz) Businesses are companies, stores, or types of work. My grandfather worked in newspaper
businesses all his life.
Have the student write sentences using the Target Vocabulary Words in an ongoing Vocabulary Log. The student should read their
Gather together the following items: a fiction book, a history book, a travel magazine, a movie advertisement, and a cookbook.
Each of these texts was written for a different purpose. Write the heading Author’s Purpose
on the board and hold up the
storybook. Why would someone read this book? (for fun) An author’s purpose in writing a story is to entertain readers. Write to
under the heading Author’s Purpose.
Hold up the history book. Why would someone read this book? (to learn about real people and events) The purpose of history
writers is to share facts about real people and events. When an author gives facts and information about real things, the
purpose is to inform. Add to inform
to the list on the board.