go out to shout

Go Out to Shout

Go Out to Shout
Target text


Recognize words that rhyme with shout (e.g., "Do shout and spout rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with shout").

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • out
  • pout
  • shout
  • spout
  • scout
  • sprout


  • Water bottles 
  • Paper and tape
  • Bowl
  • Go Out to Shout target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will shout out spouts and practice saying words that rhyme with shout, such as spout, pout, and out

Literacy Activities
Make spouts

  • Tell the children that a spout is the opening in a bottle that lets water come out. 
  • Cut the top off water bottles (about 2–3 inches below the lid) to make spouts.
  • Point out how the words shout and out rhyme.

Read a rhyming text to the children

  • Read the text Go Out to Shout (see below).
  • Comment on words that rhyme.

Pretend to go out to shout out a spout

  • Place a string or tape on the floor and pretend that one side is “in the house” and one side is “out.”
  • Let a few children stand “out” and shout out their spouts.
  • Have the children shout out words out of the spout: sprout, spout, scout, shout.
  • Have the children pout when they are not out, since they can’t shout.
  • Have the children who are in go out and the children who are out go in.
  • Let the children pout when they go in and can’t shout. 

Scout out spouts

  • Scatter spouts about the room.
  • Let the children scout out for spouts.
  • Help each child think of a word that rhymes with scout (e.g., pout, trout, shout) as they bring you the spouts.

Recognize rhyming words

  • Produce two words (e.g. shout, spout; outpout; shoutout) and ask the children to put their thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if they do not.
  • Repeat with other sets of words, such as spout, sun; sprout, shout; pig, scout; out, pout; scout, shout (support as needed).
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SEEL Target Texts

Go Out to Shout

You can go out to shout.
You can shout out a spout.
But don’t shout if you are not out.
Go out to shout out the spout.
Shout out the spout!
You can go in.
You can not shout.
You can’t go out to shout.
You can’t shout out a spout.
You may pout if you can’t go out to shout.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.