Books in a Bag
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Words in Sentence
One Sheet Book
Awareness material or experiences
go through the nursery rhymes and target words the children may have difficulty understanding.
Mother Goose: A Collection of Classic Nursery Rhymes,
by Michael Hagu (Holt) or other book of favourite nursery rhymes.
When reading, exaggerate the rhyming words. When the rhyme is finished, see if the students can identify which words rhymed.
When re-reading the rhymes, leave out the rhyming words and let the students fill in the blank.
Rhyme away stories from,
Phonemic Awareness: Playing with Sounds to Strengthen Beginning Reading Skills
by Jo Fitzpatrick (Creative Teaching Press, 1997) pages 102, 103, and 104.
Teach the nursery rhyme,
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
. Repeat the rhyme but substitute the student's name for Jack. After the rhyme has been recited with the student's name, he/she gets to jump over the candlestick. You may have to explain what the word "nimble" means.
Rhyming picture sort
. Copy pictures of rhyming words. Punch holes in picture cards and string a piece of yarn through each picture to create necklaces. Give a picture necklace to each child. Guide the students to find the person who is wearing a word that rhymes with theirs.
. Make master Bingo rhyme words by choosing a rhyming word and not the partner. Put the cards in a bag. With the partner rhyming word, make Bingo cards. Pick a card from the bag and tell the students to "cover the word that rhymes with _______." Play until everyone has his or her card covered. (Tip: If you laminate the cards, the student can use a crayon to X the rhyming word. After the game is completed, wipe the card clean with a paper towel.
Here's an interactive
PowerPoint Rhyming Game
Whole Language Application
Help each student make a book to take home and read to his or her family. Make a patterned book using the
one sheet book.
Give the student a sheet of pictures with rhyming words. The student is directed to cut and glue the pictures in the pattern:
rhymes with truck
Rhyming Word Match
Learn some jump rope rhymes from
Anna Banana, 101 Jump Rope Rhymes,
compiled by Joanna Cole (Scholastic, 1989).
Go outside and jump rope while reciting rhymes.
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