Care for a Bear

Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do bear and care rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with bear?") words that rhyme with bear.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • care
  • bear
  • hair
  • fair
  • share

Materials:

  • Bear graphic (see below - print on cardstock and hole punch around the outline of the bear) -1 for each child and 1 pre-laced with yarn to show the children
  • Yarn (about 3.5 feet, tape wrapped around one end and a knot in the other) -1 piece for each child and 1 for pre-lacing a bear graphic to show the children
  • Book: Good as New by Barbara Douglass (optional)

State and model the objective
Tell the children they will get to take care of a bear and practice saying words that rhyme with bear.
Practice the skill within an activity:

Care for a bear

  • Read the book Good as New at another time, and retell here emphasizing target words (optional). 
  • Hold up the pre-laced bear graphic (see below) and say, "Do you like my bear? Would you like to share my bear? (Pass around the bear.) Take care not to tear my bear. Today everyone will get a chance to care for a bear."
  • Point out that share, care, and tear all rhyme with bear.
  • Give each child a bear graphic (see below) and a piece of yarn.  
  • Have children lace the yarn through the holes around the bear and chant together, "Care for a bear!"
  • When they finish, have children practice taking care of a bear by acting out the following:
    • "Comb the bear's hair." (Pretend to comb his hair.) 
    • "Let the bear eat a pear." (Pretend to feed the bear.)
    • "Put the bear in my chair." (Place the bear in the child's chair)
    • "Share the bear." (Pass the bear around the circle).
  • Ask the children what other words they heard rhyme with bear and repeat the words back to them with the word bear so they can hear how the words rhyme (i.e., bear, hair; bear, pear; bear, chair; bear, share).

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with bear
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (bear, care, share, hair).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with bear (pear, chair, there).
    • Have the children sit in a circle as you explain that you will carefully toss a child the bear and say a word that rhymes with bear.
    • Gently toss the teddy bear to a child as you say "bear." 
    • Allow the child to think of and say a word that rhymes with bear as they toss the bear back to you.
    • Say bear and the child's word (i.e., bear, care), reinforcing a correct answer.
    • If the child says a non-rhyming word or doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about care?  Does care rhyme with bear?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do hair and bear rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
    • Move to the next child and continue the game by tossing the bear and saying words that rhyme with bear until all the children have had a turn.
  • Recognize rhyming words 
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. bear, care)
    • Ask the children to make bear "claws" in the air if the words rhyme and keep their "claws" down if the words do not rhyme.
    • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., hair, share; wear, pear; there, cat; chair, pair; tear, dare; lair, chicken; mare, fair).
    • If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.

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Objective

Recognize (e.g., "Do bear and care rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g., "What rhymes with bear?") words that rhyme with bear

Materials 

  • Teddy bear (optional)

Activity: Care for a Bear

  • Taking turns with your child, say words that rhyme with bear (e.g., care, share, hair, pear, chair).
  • Using a teddy bear, have your child practice taking care of a bear by acting out the following:
    • "Comb the bear's hair." (Pretend to comb his hair.) 
    • "Let the bear eat a pear." (Pretend to feed the bear.)
    • "Put the bear in my chair." (Place the bear in the child's chair.)
    • "Share the bear." (Pass the bear back and forth between you and your child.)
  • Ask your child what other words rhyme with bear and repeat the words back to them with the word bear so they can hear how the words rhyme (i.e., bear, fair; bear, lair; bear, stair; bear, dare).
  • 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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