Recognize words that rhyme with rake (e.g., do fake and rake rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with rake).
- Rake graphic (see below - make as many as desired depending on group size)
- Lake graphic (see below) or blue paper to make a lake
- Snake graphic (see below) or you can use dough or paper to make a fake snake
- Leaves (real or graphic - see below)
- Real cake to eat (optional) or paper cake graphics (see below) to pretend to eat
- Rock, boat, girl and bird graphics (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will make a fake rake and will play by a pretend lake with words that rhyme with fake.
Practice the skill within an activity
Make fake rakes, snakes, lakes and cakes
- Show the children the cut-out graphics of a rake, lake, snake, and cake.
- Explain that the rake, snake, lake and cake are fake (they aren't real) and that they all rhyme.
- Say the rhyming words one at a time and have the children repeat the words back to you.
Wake up a snake taking a nap by a lake
- Have the children lay out the lake and the snakes (graphics below) on a table or floor.
- Pretend that the snakes are napping under leaves (see below) by the lake.
- Have the children rake up leaves and accidentally wake up the snakes.
- When the snakes wake up, tell the children not to rake the snakes but to let them slither away.
- Have the children repeat the rhyming pairs that tell the story of the activity: fake lake, fake snake, fake rake, snake awake, and remind them not to bother real snakes.
After raking by the lake enjoy a piece of cake
- Let the children sit by the lake to have a bit of real or fake cake.
- Take the real or fake (paper) cake and "break" the cake
- Let the children take a bit of the real or fake cake.
- Have each child say a word that rhymes with cake.
- Have the children rake up the bits of cake with a fake rake (or their fingers).
- Shake pieces of fake or real cake into the garbage can (optional).
Apply the skill
- Produce words that rhyme with rake
- Remind the children of the words they played with (rake, make, wake, snake)
- Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with rake (take, shake, wake)
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with rake
- If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:
- "How about fake? Do rake and fake rhyme?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that rake and fake rhyme)
- "Do rake and cake 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 -ake (e.g., rake, snake) and one picture that does not (e.g., rock).
- State all possible word pairs and let the children help you identify the picture that does not rhyme.
- Have one of the children use the fake rake (or their fingers) to rake away the picture that does not rhyme with fake.
- Repeat with other sets of pictures:
- lake, rock, cake
- boat, rake, lake
- snake, cake, girl
- cake, bird, rake
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.