Lesson Plan

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Keep rainy days at bay with this activity that makes the rhyme *Rain, Rain, Go Away* come to life. Students will illustrate a rainy day while learning about rhyming pairs.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to recite the rhyme Rain, Rain, Go Away and identify a rhyming pair of words.


(10 minutes)
  • 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.