Core Word Starter Lesson Plans

Core Word Starter Lesson Plans

Stage One - Using Single Words

Please keep in mind that this is a fluid plan. You will be monitoring your student’s progress and modifying lesson plans in order to maintain your student’s motivation and progress. For these lessons, we have selected the vocabulary from the PRC 20 Core Starter Words. The vocabulary selected covers a variety of parts of speech in order to support production of phrases and simple sentences for students who are ready.

Core Starter Words

core word list

Suggested Words to Add:
  • Interjections – (fun to model and use) oops, yikes, yum, ha ha ha, yuck
  • Names – classmates and family names
  • Colours – red, yellow, blue, green, pink, purple
  • Prepositions – out, up, down
  • Adjectives - fast, slow, big, little

Note: Students progress most quickly when the vocabulary is being targeted and used in a variety of environments (home, classroom, community, etc.).



red balloonUp, Up, Up


paradePlay That Music

Play Ball

toy chestLet’s Play

Playing Cars

carStop, Go, Fast, Slow


bumper carAt the Fair

Spinning Toys

pinwheelTurn It


monkeyReady, Set, Go

Core Word Starter Smart Charts for All Lesson Plans

Starter Unity 28 1 Hit
Starter Unity 28 Seq
Starter Unity 36 1 Hit
Starter Unity 36 Seq
Starter Unity 45 1 Hit
Starter Unity 45 Seq
Starter Unity 60 1 Hit
Starter Unity 60 Seq
Starter Unity 84 1 Hit
Starter Unity 84 Seq
Starter Words for Life 84 1 Hit
Starter Words for Life 84 Seq
Starter Unity 144 1 Hit
Starter Unity 144 Seq

Data Collection

Core Word Starter Set Wordle