Race to a Face

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • race
  • space
  • face
  • suitcase
  • lace
  • vase

Materials:

  • Masking tape or sidewalk chalk
  • Picture cards

Overview
The children will get to race to a face as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with race, such as face, case, space, chase, and lace.

Literacy Activities
The Ace Race

  • Make four to six copies of the picture cards, cutting two to four sheets into individual cards, and saving two sheets whole.
  • Use masking tape or chalk to make two starting lines and two finish lines in an open space, and tape an uncut copy of the picture cards at each finish line.
  • Take the children to the racing area and invite them to listen for words that rhyme with trace as they race. 
  • Divide the children into two teams and have the teams line up single file behind the starting lines. 
  • Help the children identify each of the picture cards, and point out that they all rhyme with race.
  • To start the race, hold up one of the picture cards and ask the children to identify it aloud, then have the first child on each team race to the picture card sheet and touch the matching picture.
  • Encourage the other children to cheer on their teammates by chanting, "Race to the ____ (e.g., vase)." 
  • After each pair of children return to the start, show the next two children in line a different picture card to race to and touch, and modify the cheer to fit the new word.
  • Continue until all children have had a turn to race to and touch a picture that rhymes with race.

All kinds of ways to race

  • Have the children act out different ways to race:
    • Space Race—pretend to be floating through space 
    • Funny Face Race—make a funny face while you race 
    • Lace Race—walk like a fancy lady or gentleman
    • Shoelace Race—walk quickly while holding or touching your shoelaces 
    • Suitcase Race—act like you are carrying or rolling a suitcase
  • Encourage the children to chant the type of race to cheer on their teammates (e.g., "Space Race! Space Race!").
  • Point out that each of the races had a word or two that rhymes with race (i.e., space, face, lace, shoelace, suitcase).

More Practice
Produce words that rhyme with race

  • Remind the children of the words they played with (e.g., race, space, face).
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with race (e.g., lace, vase, chase).
  • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, support as needed.

March and say the sounds in words 

  • Tell the children that they will practice saying words that rhyme with race in fun ways.
  • Have the children march and say the beginning and ending sound of the word race:
    • segment sounds: say /r/ (march right), say /ace/ (march left)
    • blend sounds: jump with both feet and say race to blend the sounds into a word
  • Repeat with other words that rhyme with race (e.g., face, lace, pace, vase).

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with race.

Materials

  • Masking tape or chalk

Activity: All kinds of ways to race

  • Mark a start and finish line in an open space inside or outside.
  • With your child, act out different ways to race:
    • Space race—pretend to be floating through space 
    • Funny face Race—make a funny face while you race 
    • Lace Race—walk like a fancy lady or gentleman
    • Shoelace Race—walk quickly while holding or touching your shoelaces 
    • Suitcase Race—act like you are carrying or rolling a suitcase
  • Cheer each other on by chanting the name of the race (e.g., Space race! Space race!) and point out the words that rhyme with race: space, face, lace, shoelace, suitcase.
  • Have fun together saying the words from the activity that rhyme with race, such as space, face, lace, shoelace, suitcase.

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print.

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