Ape Cape

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • ape
  • cape
  • drape
  • tape
  • scrape
  • escape

Materials:

  • Colored paper hole-punched on two corners -1 for each child
  • Yarn (threaded through the two corners of each colored paper)
  • Ape graphic or stuffed animal  
  • Tape 

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will play with an ape in a cape and practice saying words that rhyme with ape.

Practice the skill within an activity

The Ape in a Cape

  • Ask the children to listen for words that rhyme with ape as you tell and they act out the following story:
Say: Suggested Action:
I have an ape. I have a cape. Ape and cape rhyme. Give each child a cape.
Put the cape on the ape. Drape the cape. Drape the cape on the ape. Have children drape their cape over themselves while you drape the cape on the ape.
The ape has a cape. Now the ape in a cape can fly! Show the ape flying around the room. Allow the children to "fly" if desired. 
Oh no! The ape ran into tape! Start wrapping tape around ape and cape.
Tape the ape! Tape the cape around the ape! Wrap tape around ape and cape!
What can we do? Scrape the tape? Scrape the tape! Have children help scrape the tape off of the ape.
The ape can escape. Yeah! The ape can escape from the tape! Fly the ape around the room again.
  • Ask the children what words they heard that rhyme with ape: cape, drape, tape, scrape, escape.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with ape
    • Have the children sit in a circle.
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (ape, cape, escape).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with ape (grape, tape, scrape, shape).  
    • Hand the ape in a cape to one of the children and ask that child to think of a word that rhymes with ape
    • If the child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option: 
      • "How about gape?  Does gape rhyme with ape?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do nape and ape rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
    • When they say a word that rhymes with ape, have them "fly" the ape to their neighbor.
    • Repeat until every child has said a word that rhymes with ape (allow duplicate words).

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Objective

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

Materials

  • Cape(s) (can be a sheet, pillowcase, towel, etc.)

Activity: Ape Cape

  • Ask your child if he or she can pretend to be an ape. Pretend to be apes together.
  • Tie a cape on your child and say, “Now you are an ape with a cape! A cape can help you fly!” then pretend to fly together.
  • Ask your child, “What if someone tried to steal your cape? Would you hurry away and escape?” Pretend to escape from a cape thief.
  • Sit down together and repeat the words that rhyme with ape from the activity (ape, cape, escape) and think of other words that rhyme with ape (e.g., grape, tape, drape).
  • Make up a story about an ape with a cape using as many words that rhyme with ape as you can, then act it out together for stuffed animals, family members or friends.
  • 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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