Lesson plan

It's Raining Rhyme Drops

Have fun rhyming in the rain with this lesson that teaches students the -og word family as they sing songs and glue rhyming rain drops onto a word family umbrella.
Grade Subject View aligned standards

After this lesson, students will be able to recognize the rhyming –og word family.

(10 minutes)
  • Gather students together and open the umbrella.
  • Explain to students that two words rhyme when they have the same ending sounds.
  • Tell students to listen for the rhyming words as you read a poem about the rain aloud.
  • Read The Rain.
  • Ask students if they heard rhyming words and to share them.
  • Write their suggestions on the board.
(15 minutes)
  • Direct attention to the rhyming word student responses on the board.
  • With assistance from the class, check to make sure the words rhyme. Point to and say each word. Underline the endings. Ask students if the words have the same ending letters. Explain that when words rhyme and have the same ending letter and sound, they are called a word family. Note: There are two rhyming sets of words from the poem: sky/dry and glow/grow.
  • Tell students that -og will be your "sound of the day". Pronounce -og a couple times, so students know what it sounds like, then tape the "OG" word card onto the umbrella.
  • Sing the Rain Rhyme song and have students repeat it after you.
  • Solidify your class' understanding by playing a game where you say your index card words and students respond by clapping for -og words and saying "no" for anything else.
  • Play the game. Say the words from the index cards, repeating any that do not get the correct response.
(10 minutes)
  • Sing the Rain Rhyme song. Put the umbrella at the front of the classroom.
  • Distribute index card words to student pairs (there are enough cards for 11 pairs). Keep your set with you to call out words.
  • Tell students that when they hear their word, they are to stand up. If their word is an -og word, they are to stand in front of the umbrella, if not, they are to sit back down.
(15 minutes)
  • Direct students back to their desks and pass out the Rhyming Raindrops worksheet, markers, and glue.
  • Read directions from the worksheet aloud.
  • Rotate around the room to assist students and answer questions.
(15 minutes)
  • Direct attention to the rhyming word student responses on the board.


  • Enrichment: Challenge students to create a new phonogram umbrella and write rhyming words for it.
  • Support: Pair struggling students with peer mentors. During independent practice, ask students who have trouble to repeat the directions back to you to determine their level of understanding. Ask struggling students to cross out all of the words that do not rhyme, and cut and glue only the words that remain.
(10 minutes)
  • Gather students together and display a completed and correct worksheet.
  • Have students circle any words that were incorrect.
  • Collect the papers to check for individual student's understanding of the material.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to recall what rhyming -og words they learned today.
  • Have students turn to a partner and share one word they learned that ends with the -og sound.

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