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Students will be able to recognize and produce simple rhymes.
- Use a song or rhyme to gather children at your group area.
- Tell students that today they're going to make rhymes with word pairs.
- Let students know that today they will be practicing rhymes with a book.
- Use a familiar rhyme or pre-teach a new rhyme so that your students are able to follow along.
- Preview the lesson topic by reviewing the definition of a rhyme using images or objects of things that rhyme.
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 full of rhyming words.
- Read Hop on Pop.
- Pair students up with another student to come up with a rhyming word pair.
- As you read, note the rhyming words in the story by pausing after each word pair.
Guided Practice(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 on the bubble wrap.
- Tell students that now it's their turn.
- Write or provide images of rhyming pairs found in the text for students to reference.
- Provide additional words for students to use when coming up with new rhyming word pairs (e.g. pan, man).
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.
- Provide additional practice by having students complete an activity worksheet, or utilize picture cards to further their understanding and knowledge of rhyming word pairs.
- Have students work with partners to come up with rhyming word pairs.
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.
- Have your students orally complete rhyme pairs or have them complete the Rhyme Connection #2 worksheet.
- Collect the work samples and assess if students were able to identify the rhyming words.
- Ask students to identify a rhyming word with a provided word (e.g., "What rhymes with hop?") to check their understanding.
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.
- Review rhyming word pairs and have students share out their favorite pair as an exit ticket.
- Encourage students to share one of their silly rhyming sentences with the group.