Tap and Clap

Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with tap (e.g., do tap and clap rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with tap).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • tap
  • clap

Materials:

  • Tap, Tap, Clap song (see below) 

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they are going to sing a song where they clap and tap and practice saying words that rhyme with tap.

Practice the skill within an activity
Tap, Tap, Clap song

  • Say, "Do you know how to clap? Let me hear you clap" (clap your hands together with the children). 
  • Ask, "Do you know how to tap? Let me hear you tap" (tap on the desk or the floor with the children).
  • Teach the children the Tap, Tap, Clap song, saying a line and having the children echo it back.
  • Sing the song multiple times, clapping and tapping with the song and changing style as desired.
  • Point out that clap and tap rhyme and ask the children what other words rhyme with tap

Tap, Tap, Clap song (to the rhythm of I Said a Boom Chick a Boom)

I said a tap, tap, a clap!

I said a tap, tap, a clap!

I said a tappy, tappy, clappy, clappy, tap, tap, a clap!

Uh huh

Oh yeah

One more time, slow-motion* style

Have the children repeat each line of the song after you have said it. 

*change the style of how you sing the song each time (e.g., cowboy style, fast forward style, opera style, baby style)

Apply the skill
Practice rhyming

  • Act out words that rhyme with tap
    • Tell the children that you will call out a word that rhymes with tap then do an action and they need to echo the word and copy the action.
    • Repeat with a few other words that rhyme with tap (e.g., flap - flap arms; clap - clap hands; snap - snap fingers), pointing out the words that rhyme.  
    • Let the children take turns calling and acting out words that rhyme with tap for the class to copy.
      • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about trap?  Does trap rhyme with tap?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do map and tap rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
      • If needed, help the child think of an action to go with their word.
  • Recognize rhyming words 
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. tap, clap).
    • Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
    • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., cap, strap; gap, come; lap, trap; sap, map; chap, shoe; nap, rap).
    • If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds.

SEEL Target Texts

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Tap, Tap, Clap

(to the rhythm of I Said a Boom Chick a Boom)
I said a tap, tap, a clap!*
I said a tap, tap, a clap! 
I said a tappy, tappy, clappy, clappy, tap, tap, a clap!
Uh huh
Oh yeah
One more time, slow-motion** style
* Have your child repeat each line of the song after you.
** Change the style of how you sing the song each time (e.g., cowboy style, fast forward style, snail style, opera style, baby style, etc.)

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Print

Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with tap (e.g., "Do tap and clap rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with tap.").

Materials

  • Tap, Tap, Clap song 

Activity: Tap and Clap

  • Have your child teach you the Tap, Tap, Clap song (see below).
  • This is an echo song, so you will sing a line, and your child will repeat it back (or vice versa).
  • Add tapping and clapping actions and change style as desired (see below)
  • Together, think of as many words that rhyme with tap as you can.
  • Say a word that rhymes with tap to your child and invite them to make up an action to go with it.
  • Repeat with a few more words that rhyme with tap.
  • To extend the activity, take turns calling out words that rhyme with tap and doing an action.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Tap-Tap-Clap-song

Standards

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print.

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