Snag a Rag

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • rag
  • bag
  • tag
  • drag
  • flag

Materials:

  • Rags
  • Bags
  • Tags 
  • Flags 
  • Snag a Rag target text 

Overview
The children will play a game called Snag a Rag and as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with snag, such as bag, flag, drag, tag, and rag.

Literacy Activities
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 (grab) a rag and drag it to the bag.
  • Have all of the children chant "Snag a rag" as each child runs to snag a rag and then chant "Drag the rag" as the child drags the rag to the bag.

Race to snag and drag tags

  • Place several tags 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 a tag and drag it to the bag.
  • Have all of the children chant, "Snag a tag" as each child runs to snag a tag and then chant, "Drag the tag" as the child drags the tag to the bag.

Race to snag and drag flags

  • Place several flags 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 a flag and bring it to the bag.
  • Have all of the children chant, "Snag a flag" as each child runs to snag a flag and the chant, "Don't drag the flag" as the child brings a flag to the bag.
  • Ask the children what words from the activities rhyme with snag (e.g., drag, rag, tag, flag).

More Practice
Read a rhyming text

  • Display the text Snag a Rag target text 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).
  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with snag (support as needed).

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two 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).

SEEL Target Texts

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Snag a Rag

Race to snag and drag a rag.
Run and snag a rag from a bag.
Drag the rag back to a rag bag.
Snag a rag.
Drag a rag.
Snag and drag a rag to a rag bag. 

Printouts

Standards

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

 

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