November 6, 2017
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by Mia Perez

Lesson plan

Holly Jolly Christmas Rhymes

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Students will be able to recognize and produce rhyming words.

(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that today we are going to have fun with rhyming using a Christmas poem.
  • Ask for a student volunteer to share what rhyming means.
  • Support students to understand that rhyming words are words that sound the same at the end of the word.
  • Ask for student volunteers to share examples of rhyming words. Write students' examples on the board.
(15 minutes)
  • Project the first page from The Night Before Christmas: Part 1 worksheet.
(15 minutes)
  • Project the first page from The Night Before Christmas: Part 1 worksheet.
  • Tell students that you are going to read aloud the first part of this popular Christmas poem.
  • Tell students that their job is to listen for rhyming words.
  • Tell students to raise their hands if they hear two rhyming words.
  • Begin reading the poem. As you read, place emphasis on the rhyming words by increasing the volume of your voice as you read them.
  • As students raise their hands to share the rhyming words they hear in the poem, write their ideas on the board (e.g. house/mouse, cap/nap, flash/sash, wall/all).
  • Review the rhyming words on the board. Be sure to read the words aloud for those students who are unable to read.
  • Ask students to give a thumbs up if they agree that the words rhyme and a thumbs down if they do not think they rhyme.
(10 minutes)
  • Project the Christmas Rhyming Puzzles 1 worksheet onto the board.
  • Read the instructions aloud and explain to students that we are looking to find a rhyming word for each picture.
  • Call on a volunteer to read aloud the first word with the help of the picture (bell).
  • As a class, read all of the words with the help of the pictures at the bottom of the page.
  • Ask the volunteer to determine which of those words rhyme with “bell.” Support your student to determine that “spell” rhymes with “bell.”
  • Model for your students how to cut out the image of the word “spell” and glue it next to the image of “bell.”
  • Continue this process using student volunteers to complete the remainder of the worksheet.
(10 minutes)
  • Hand out and preview the Christmas Rhyming Puzzles 2 worksheet for students to complete independently.
  • Tell students that this activity is similar to the activity you just completed as a class but it has different rhyming words.

Support: Allow students who are having difficulty with the Christmas Rhyming Puzzles 2 worksheet to explore these rhymes orally. Work with the student one-on-one or partner them with another student to read aloud the words on the worksheet and allow student to determine what the rhyming pairs are.

Enrichment: Students can come up with a list of words that rhyme with each of the rhyming pairs found on the Christmas Rhyming Puzzles 2 worksheet.

(5 minutes)
  • Say two words and ask students to give you a thumbs up if the words rhyme and a thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
  • Continue this activity using at least 10 pairs of rhyming words.
(10 minutes)
  • Project The Night Before Christmas: Part 2 worksheet onto the board.
  • Tell students that you will read them the end of this popular Christmas poem, which you started reading at the beginning of class.
  • Tell students their job is to listen for rhyming words and to raise their hands when they hear two rhyming words just as they did with the first section of the poem.
  • As students raise their hands to share the rhyming words they hear in the poem, write their ideas on the board (e.g. roof/hoof, foot/soot/, back/pack).
  • Review the rhyming words on the board. Be sure to read the words aloud for those students who are unable to read.
  • Ask students to give a thumbs up if they agree that the words rhyme and a thumbs down if they do not think they rhyme.

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