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Fall

Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with fall (e.g., “Do fall and ball rhyme?”) and produce rhyme words (e.g., “Think of a word that rhymes with fall.”). 
 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • fall
  • ball
  • call  
  • wall
  • mall
  • crawl

Materials:

  • Ball
  • Leaves (real or graphics)
  • Tree graphic
  • Picture cards
  • It’s fall target text

Overview

The children will play in pretend leaves as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with fall, such as, call, ball, and haul

Literacy Activities

Fall leaves

  • Talk with the children about how in the season of fall, the leaves turn colors and fall to the ground.
  • Place a pile of leaves on the floor and invite the children to do the following activities:
    • Fall in the leaves 
    • Call a friend to play in the leaves
    • Crawl through the leaves
    • Haul the leaves to another part of the classroom
    • Roll a ball through the leaves

Crawl Relay 

  • Split the children into two teams.
  • Have each team form a line at one end of the room.
  • Place piles of leaves on the other side of the room.
  • Explain that you will read a picture card. 
    • If the word rhymes with fall, the first child in line will crawl to the pile of leaves, pick up a leaf, and haul (pull) it back.
    • If the word does not rhyme with fall, have the teams fall on the floor.
  • The first team to have all the members haul a leaf back wins.

It’s Fall

  • Read the It’s Fall target text to the children.
  • Give each child a pile of leaves or a ball.
  • Read the target text again and have the children drop a leaf or ball when they hear a word that rhymes with fall (support as needed).

More Practice 

Identify rhyming target words 

  • Display the tree graphic where the children can see it. 
  • Help the children identify a picture card and ask them if the picture rhymes with fall.
    • If the picture card rhymes with fall, have a child place the picture card on the tree.
    • If the picture card does not rhyme with fall, have the children make a discard pile.  

Produce rhyming words

  • Give each child a leaf graphic, invite them to think of a word that rhymes with fall, (support as needed), and let their leaves fall.
  • Repeat with a bouncy ball, letting the ball fall when the children say a word that rhymes with fall.

SEEL Target Texts

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It’s fall

It’s fall!
Did you see the leaves fall?
A leaf fell on a ball.
More leaves fell on the wall.
Let’s rake and haul all the leaves.
We love fall!
 

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Objective

Recognize and produce words that rhyme with fall.

Materials

  • Picture cards

Activity: Spring and Fall

  • Go outside with your child to find fallen leaves, or make a pile of paper leaves under it.
  • Have your child cover his or her eyes while you hide picture cards under the pile of leaves.
  • Let your child search for a picture card in the leaf pile, and help him or her identify the picture.
    • If the card rhymes with fall, have your child stand up tall and stick the picture card on the tree.
    • If the card does not rhyme with fall, have your child let the leaf fall into a discard pile.
  • Have your child haul the small discard pile away.
  • Take turns making the rhyming picture cards fall off the tree and identifying the picture on them.

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