Lesson Plan:

Rhyming Fun: Hop on Pop

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August 20, 2015
by AnneMarie Mann

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize and produce simple rhymes.


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Use a song or rhyme to gather children at your group area.
  • Tell students that today we're going to make rhymes with word pairs.
  • Let students know that today they will be practicing rhymes with a book.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Ask your students if they can name a rhyming pair. Remind students that rhyming words have the same ending sound. Provide examples if necessary.
  • Tell your students you will be reading a book with many rhyming words in it. Ask them to listen carefully and identify as many rhyming pairs as they can.
  • Show students the cover of Hop on Pop. Tell students that Dr. Seuss is an author who is famous for his books that are chock full of rhyming words.
  • Read Hop on Pop.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Tell students that they will be completing a rhyming pair and that they can hop or pop when they come up with a correct rhyming word.
  • Have students provide examples of rhyming pairs that they remember from the book.
  • When a student comes up with a rhyming word, pop a bubble wrap bubble.
  • Tell students that now it's their turn.

Independent Working Time (5 minutes)

  • This is where you can guide the students through either jumping on bubble wrap on the floor or using their fingers to pop individual bubbles after providing a rhyming word to complete a rhyming pair.



  • Enrichment: Some beginning readers may recognize simple word family CVC words such as "cat". These students can read a word on a card and orally provide a rhyming word.
  • Support: Some students may benefit from just "playing" with language, such as saying "hop and pop" while jumping on the bubble wrap.

Related Books and/or Media


Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Have your students orally complete rhyme pairs or have them complete the Rhyme Connection #2 worksheet.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Ask your students to recall rhyming pairs from Hop on Pop. Write the pairs on the board as students say them.

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