Snag a Rag
Recognize (e.g. "Do snag and rag rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with snag?") a rhyme word that ends in -ag. Point to words in a text to demonstrate print awareness.
- Rags (fabric scraps, or paper to rip into pretend rags)
- Bags (e.g., plastic grocery bag, paper lunch sack, etc.)
- Tags (see graphics below)
- Flags (see graphics below)
- Snag a Rag Text (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will play a game called Snag a Rag and practice saying words that rhyme with bag.
Practice the skill within an activity
Race to snag and drag rags.
- Place several rags at the end of a running area and place a bag at the other end.
- Have the children form a line and take turns racing to snag (take or grab) the rags one at a time and drag them to the bag.
- Have all of the children chant "Snag a rag" as each child runs to grab a rag and chant "Drag the rag" as each child drags the rag to the bag.
Race to snag and drag tags.
- Place several tags (see below) at the end of a running area and place a bag at the other end.
- Have the children form a line and take turns racing to snag the tags one at a time and drag them to the bag.
- Have all of the children chant, "Snag a tag" as each child runs to grab a tag and chant, "Drag the tag" as each child drags the tag to the bag.
Race to snag and drag flags.
- Place several flags (see below) at the end of a running area and place a bag at the other end.
- Explain to the children that we don't drag flags because we respect them.
- Have the children form a line and take turns racing to snag the flags one at a time and bringing them to the bag.
- Have all of the children chant, "Snag a flag" as each child runs to grab a flag and chant, "Don't drag the flag? as each child brings a flag to the bag.
- Ask the children what words from the activities rhyme with snag (e.g., drag, rag, tag, flag).
Apply the skill
Read a predictive, repetitive text to the children to support print awareness (see text below)
- Display the text Snag a Rag large enough for children to easily see.
- Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence.
- Read the text again and have the children point to each word in left to right sequence.
- Allow the children to shadow read by repeating predictable phrases after you read the text to them again.
- Ask the children which words in the text rhyme with snag.
- Produce words that rhyme with snag.
- Remind the children of the words they played with (rag, bag, tag, flag).
- Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with snag (lag, nag, sag, zigzag, wag).
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with snag.
- If a child doesn't respond within a few seconds, give an option:
- "How about bag?" Does bag rhyme with snag?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme.)
- "Do snag and tag rhyme?" (Nod your head yes.)
Recognize rhyming words
- Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. snag, drag)
- Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
- Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., bag, rag; tag, flag; gag, cat; hag, zigzag; lag, nag; sag, truck).
- If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.
SEEL Target Texts
Snag a Rag
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Snag a Rag