Recognize (e.g. "Do plain and chain rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with chain?") a word that rhymes with chain.
- 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
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
- 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
SEEL At Home
Recognize (e.g. "Do chain and train rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with chain?") a word that rhymes with chain.
- 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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.