LESSON 3B: Produce Rhyming Words
Using the nursery rhyme, Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens, students develop an ability to hear and say separate sounds by producing rhyming words.
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
R1B: Develop ability to hear and say separate sounds (phonemes) in words (phonemic awareness): produce rhyming words, isolate consonant sounds, blend onset and rime, and blend spoken phonemes.
§ Source of Literature
o Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens nursery rhyme
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
Make mental notes to be recorded later of students’ participation during the activity. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students’ ability to produce rhyming words. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in the read-aloud area and gain attention of students by using a class signal.
2. Reread the rhyme, Three Little Kittens, with actions.
3. Use the chart with the rhyming words from the previous lesson. Discuss the words that rhyme.
4. Today we are going to write our own class rhymes. Show the students the sentence stripe with the sentence—Three little _______ lost their __________.
5. Have the children brainstorm things that might rhyme (e.g., pigs, wigs, etc.) Write on chart paper.
6. Use sentence strip and fill in the blanks with rhyming words the students generated (e.g., Three little pigs lost their wigs. Three little boys lost their toys).
7. You may need to model by filling in the first sentence.
Think out loud. “If I use the word bats in the first blank what word would rhyme with bats to go in the second blank?” Give students time to respond. If they do not respond, say, “I could try hats. Would that work?”
8. Students help you write enough sentences for half your class.
9. Reread their sentences.
10. Students choose a partner. Partners choose a sentence to illustrate on a large sheet of drawing paper. Attach the sentence strip to the drawing paper. Display in the classroom or make a big book to place in the class library.