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).
- 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
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:
|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
- 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).
SEEL At Home
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).
- 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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.