Plain Chain

Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do plain and chain rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with chain?") a word that rhymes with chain.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • chain
  • plain
  • brain
  • rain
  • train
  • plane
  • cane

Materials:

  • Paper chain 
  • Picture cards (see below - make 1 set for decorating chain, 1 set for Apply the skill activity) 
  • Bowl or bag to place pictures in
  • Tape

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will decorate a plain chain with things that rhyme with chain.

Practice the skill within an activity

Decorate a plain chain

  • Show the children the plain chain and explain that they will be helping to decorate it with things that rhyme with chain (i.e., train, plane, chain, brain, rain, cane)
  • Have a child pick a picture card out of the bowl and help him or her say what it is.
  • Ask the children if the picture card rhymes with chain (e.g.; "It's a train! Does train rhyme with chain?"). 
  • If the picture card does rhyme, have children chant phrases like, "Put the train on the plain chain!" as you tape it onto the chain.
  • If the picture card does not rhyme, have the child who chose the picture card set it aside saying phrases like, "A book cannot go on our plain chain!"
  • Repeat until all the pictures in the bowl have been properly assigned or until every child has had a turn.
  • Hang the chain up in the classroom.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with thumb
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (chain, plain, train, rain).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with chain (plum, numb, chum).  
    • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with thumb 
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about hum?  Does hum rhyme with thumb?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do drum and thumb rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
  • Recognize words that do and do not rhyme using pictures (use picture cards below) 
    • Lay out two pictures of words that rhyme with chain (e.g., train, plane) and one picture that does not rhyme with chain (e.g., cheese).  
    • 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 chain.
    • Repeat with other sets of pictures:
      • train, plane, bat
      • chain, brain, boat
      • rain, cane, dog

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Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do chain and train rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with chain?") a word that rhymes with chain.  

Materials

  • Strips of paper to make a chain
  • Pencil or pen
  • Tape or stapler

Activity: Chain Train

  • With your child, make a list of all of the words you can think of that rhyme with chain (e.g., train, brain, plane, cane)
  • Help your child to write the words on his or her paper strips.
  • Bend a paper strip into a loop and tape or staple the ends together.
  • Slide next paper strip partway through the loop, bend it into a loop and tape/staple the ends together.
  • Repeat until you use up all the strips and have created a chain.
  • Ask your child to hold one end of the chain as you hold the other then have your child lead you around the room like you are on a train. 
  • Stop around the room to see if you can find any more words that rhyme with chain.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Standards

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

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