Race to a Face

Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with face (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.
  • 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 face 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 face.
  • Hold up one of the picture cards, have the children identify it, and have the first child on each team race to 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.
  • Continue until all children have had a turn to race to and touch a picture that rhymes with face.

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), supporting 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!).
  • Have fun together saying the words from the activity that rhyme with face, such as space, race, 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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