Bad Kitty Tad

Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do bad and sad rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with bad?") a rhyme word that ends in -ad.  

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bad
  • sad
  • mad
  • glad
  • dad

Materials:

  • Bad Kitty Tad text (see below)
  • Book: Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel (optional)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they are going to hear a story about a bad kitty named Tad and listen for words that rhyme with bad.

Practice the skill within an activity

Bad Kitty Tad

  • Read Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel to the children and have them listen for words that rhyme with bad (optional).
  • Have the children practice making sad, mad, and glad faces.
  • Read the Bad Kitty Tad text (see below) to the children, having the children make sad, mad, or glad faces at the appropriate times.
  • Read the text to the children again, asking them to raise their hand when they hear a word that rhymes with bad (Brad, Tad, bad, dad, mad, sad, glad).

Apply the skill

How did they feel?

  • Ask the children several questions about how different characters felt at specific times in the story (e.g., "How did Brad's dad feel when Tad was bad?" "Mad." "How did Brad feel when dad got mad at Tad?" "Sad.").
  • Ask the children to listen again to the questions and clap each time they hear a word that rhymes with bad.
  • Have the children turn to the child next to them and make the appropriate face at each other as you say the feelings that rhyme with bad (sad, mad, glad).

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with bad
  • Remind the children of the words they played with (bad, sad, mad, glad, dad).
  • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with bad (pad, had, lad).  
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with bad
  • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
    • "How about rad?  Does rad rhyme with bad?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
    • "Do Tad and bad rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)

Recognize words that rhyme with bad

  • Repeat pairs of words and invite the children to show thumbs up if the pair of words rhyme (i.e., mad, sad; dad, bad; glad, had; pad, tad) or thumbs down if the pair of words do not rhyme (i.e., lad, dog; dad, cat; had, cow; pad, hat).  

SEEL Target Texts

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Bad Kitty Tad

This is a story about a boy named Brad.
Brad had a little kitty named Tad.
Sometimes Tad was very bad.
When Tad was bad, Brad?s dad got mad!
Dad got mad at Tad.
Brad was sad that Dad got mad.
Tad felt bad that Brad was sad.
Tad wanted to make Brad glad.
So Tad was very nice to dad.
Then Tad, Dad, and Brad were glad!

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Objective
Recognize (e.g., "Do bad and sad rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g., "What rhymes with bad?") a rhyme word that ends in -ad.

Materials

  • Bad Kitty Tad text (see below)
  • Mirror (optional)

Activity: Bad Kitty Tad

  • Practice making sad, mad, and glad faces with your child, either facing each other or looking in mirror.
  • Read the Bad Kitty Tad text (see below) to your child, having him or her make sad, mad, or glad faces at the appropriate times.
  • Read the text again, asking your child to raise his or her hand when he or she hears a word that rhymes with bad (Brad, Tad, bad, dad, mad, sad, glad).
  • Repeat pairs of words and invite your child to show thumbs up if the pair of words rhyme (i.e., mad, sad; dad, bad; glad, had; pad, tad) or thumbs down if the pair of words do not rhyme (i.e., lad, dog; dad, cat; had, cow; pad, hat).  
  • Have fun together making mad, sad, and glad faces and thinking of words that rhyme with bad.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Bad-Kitty-Tad-text

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.

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