Rain, Rain, Go Away!
- Students will be able to recite the rhyme Rain, Rain, Go Away and identify a rhyming pair of words.
- Ask students if they know any rhyming words, and if they could name them.
- Explain that rhyming words have the same ending sound. Give students a few examples to help them grasp the concept. For example: coat and boat, can and man, etc.
- Show that both words have the same sound at the end of the word, while the first letter changes.
- Write the rhyming pair on a whiteboard, projector, or use an interactive whiteboard. Circle the similar endings, and underline the first letter of each word.
- Contrast this rhyming pair with a pair of words that end with the same letter, but don't rhyme. For example: cat, pot.
- Write down the pair of non-rhyming words on the board. Circle the last letter of each word.
- Read the rhyming pair followed by the non-rhyming pair aloud to the class.
- Ask your students if they can hear the difference.