Lesson plan

Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

In this lesson, your students will identify rhyming words and create illustrations from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. They will love listening to this classic book!
Grade Subject View aligned standards

Students will be able to identify the roles of the author and illustrator. Students will recognize and produce rhyming words by writing the words and adding drawings.

(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to name two words that rhyme. Provide an example such as "cat" and "bat."
  • Explain that you will be reading a story with a lot of rhyming words and that you would like them to raise their hand whenever they hear two words that rhyme.
  • Show students the cover of the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
  • Have students predict what the story is about.
  • Read the author's name and ask students what the author does. Explain to students that the author of a story is the person who comes up with the idea and writes the book.
  • Read the name of the illustrator and ask the students what the illustrator does. Tell students that the illustrator of a book is the person that draws the pictures and cover of the story.
  • Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and choose students to identify the rhyming words as you read.
(10 minutes)
  • Have students share some of the rhymes they remember from the story.
  • Show students how the ends of the words look similar and have the same sound but the beginning sound is different. Tell students that when words like this they are rhymes.
  • Draw a rectangle with a line down the center to represent a piece of paper folded in half hamburger style.
  • Choose one pair of rhyming words and write them on each half of the rectangle at the bottom.
  • Draw a picture of the word on the board above each word.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student their own piece of paper.
  • Show students how to fold a piece of paper in half.
  • Have students fold their papers.
  • Give students pencils and have them choose a pair of words and write them on their papers just as you did on the board.
  • Give students drawing material so they can draw a picture of each word above the word.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students think of two rhyming words that are not in the book.
  • On the back of their folded paper, have them write the words on their own and draw pictures to go with the words.
  • Enrichment: For advanced students, have them fold a paper in three parts and come up with three rhyming words to write and draw.
  • Support: For those with poor fine motor skills, prefold the paper for them. For those that struggle with writing, write the words for them or have them work with a partner.
(5 minutes)
  • Walk around the room and observe students during independent work time.
  • For homework, have students find two thing in or around their homes that rhyme and have them write the words and draw pictures.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students share with the group the two words and illustrations they created.

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