Star Car

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • car
  • far
  • star

Materials:

  • Chair
  • Small star graphics (see below - make enough for all the children to have one)
  • Jar (with small star graphics in it)
  • Large star graphic (see below - place at one end of the room)

State and model the objective  
Tell the children they are going to pretend to drive far in a car and practice saying words that rhyme with car.

Practice the skill within an activity
Let's go far in a car

  • Teach children the We Are in a Big Star Car song (to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb):
    • We are in a big star car,
    • big star car, big star car.
    • We are in a big star car.
    • This car is going far.
  • Ask the children to listen for words that rhyme with car while they pretend to go on a car ride as outlined in the text below:
Say: Suggested Actions:
Let's make a car so we can go far.  Set up groups of 4-6 chairs to be a pretend car. 
Let's make a Star Car! Take a star from the jar. Put a star on the car.  Have children decorate the chairs with stars. Each time a star is placed on a chair, say together, "A star for the car."
Our Star Car is ready. Get in the Star Car.  Point to the chairs, and have children take a seat. 
Buckle up in the Star Car. Shall we go far? I'll start the car. We'll drive far in the Star Car.  Pretend to buckle up and start the engine. Have children make the -ar sound, pretending to be the car. 
The car is going far. Let's sing in the car.  Sing the We are in a Big Star Car song together. 
Oh look, it's getting dark! Can you see the star? We went far in our Star Car. Point toward the large star at the other end of the room. 
  • Invite the children to tell you the words that rhyme with car that they heard during the activity: far, car.

Apply the skill
Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with car
    • Have the children sit in a circle.
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (car, far, star).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with car (par, char, scar).  
    • Give each of the children a star graphic (see below) and ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with car.
    • Pass the jar around the circle and allow each child to say a word* that rhymes with car and place their star in the jar.
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about star?  Does star rhyme with car?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do far and car rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
      • Nonsense words can be used (e.g., dar, har, zar).

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Objective

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

Materials

  • Star graphics (see below)

Activity: Star Car

  • Before your trip, put the star graphics (see below) in the car (or room) where your child can see them.
  • Take your child on a real (or pretend) car ride. 
  • Tell your child that this is going to be a special car ride, because he or she gets to ride in the Star Car.
  • Sing the We Are in a Big Star Car song (to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb) as you go on your trip:
    • We are in a big star car, 
    • Big star car, big star car. 
    • We are in a big star car. 
    • This car is going far.
  • After you sing the song a few times, play a game in the car (or pretend car) with your child to see who can think of the most words that rhyme with car. Take turns saying one word at a time until you cannot think of any more. *Nonsense words can be used (e.g., dar, har, zar).

Star graphics

 

Standards

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

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