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Identifying and Generating Rhyming Words, Rhyme Rally

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Activity Type: Introduce
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K
Group Size: Small Group, Whole Class
Length: 15 minutes
Materials: -
  • Given a sentence, the student can identify whether it contains rhyming words ( "The cat slept on the mat." -> "cat" and "mat" ).
  • Given a spoken word, the student can say another word that rhymes with it ( "eye" -> "my" ).
Items: A book or poem that contains rhyming words. For a list of rhyming books, please consult the Rhyming books page.

What to do

  1. Today we are going to practice thinking of rhyming words. Two words rhyme if they end with the same sound. For example, “rat” rhymes with “cat,” “string” rhymes with “bring,” and “bill” rhymes with “spill.” Can anyone think of a word that rhymes with “bath"? What about “run"?
  2. Now, I’m going to read you a story that contains a number of rhymes. See if you can identify rhyming words throughout the story. Read students a story or poem that contains a number of rhymes.
  3. While you are reading, ask students a number of questions like: Did anyone hear two rhyming words in the last sentence? (e.g., cat and hat.) What is another word that rhymes with (word in passage)? (For example, if the passage says: “Look at the frog sitting in the log,” ask students: Let’s replace the word “log” in this sentence with a rhyming word. What is another rhyming word that we can use in this story? Fog. Good!)

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