Wag a Flag

Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do wag and flag rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with wag?") a rhyme word that ends in -ag.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • rag
  • bag
  • tag
  • drag
  • flag

Materials:

  • Scraps of old fabric for rags
  • Tags (see graphics below)
  • Straws/sticks to make flags
  • Tape/stapler
  • Bag for rag flags and tag flags
  • Wag a Flag text (see below) 
  • Small flag on a stick or flag graphic (see below) attached to a straw or stick
  • Picture cards (see graphics below)

State and model the objective 

Tell the children they will turn rags and tags into flags and practice saying words that rhyme with wag

Practice the skill within an activity

Make flags with rags and tags.

  • Tape or staple a rag to a straw or stick.
  • Call the flag a rag flag.
  • Wag the rag like a flag.
  • Repeat with a tag and call the new flag a tag flag.
  • Ask the children which words they noticed rhymed with flag

Snag and wag a flag.

  • Place rag flags and tag flags in a bag.
  • Tell the children to snag (explain that snag means to grab or take) a flag out of the bag and wag the flag.
  • Have the children say, "I can wag a rag flag." or "I can wag a tag flag."
  • Ask the children which words they noticed rhymed with flag

Wag a flag game.

  • Read the text Wag a Flag to the children.
  • Make a flag by attaching the flag graphic to a straw or stick.
  • Let the children take turns leading the group in acting out the text.
  • Repeat the game, replacing the word flag with rag, tag, and bag.
  • Ask the children which words they noticed rhymed with flag

 

Apply the skill

Read a predictive, repetitive text to the children to support print awareness (see text below)

  • Display the text Wag a Flag 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 wag.

Practice Rhyming.

  • Produce words that rhyme with wag.
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (rag, bag, tag, flag).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with wag (lag, nag, sag, zigzag).  
    • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with wag.  
    • If a child doesn't respond within a few seconds, give an option:  
      • "How about bag?"  Does bag rhyme with wag?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme.) 
      • "Do wag and tag rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
  • Recognize words that do and do not rhyme using pictures (see graphics below).
    • Lay out two pictures of words that end in -ag (e.g., rag, bag) and one picture that does not end in -ag (e.g., cat).  
    • State all possible word pairs and let the children help you identify the picture that does not rhyme. Remove the picture that does not rhyme with -ag.
    • Repeat with other sets of pictures:
      • tag, rock, wag
      • boat, flag, zigzag
      • rag, tag, flower
      • wag, girl, flag
      • zigzag, rag, cheese

SEEL Target Texts

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Wag a Flag

See what I can do.
I can wag and wag a flag. 
Wag and wag it high,
Wag and wag it low.
Wag and wag it fast,
Wag and wag it slow.
I can wag and wag a flag.

Printouts

Standards

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

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

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