far star

Far Star
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • far
  • star
  • car
  • jar
  • tar
  • par


  • Star graphics*
  • A jar
  • The Far Star target text*

* items included below

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will look for stars to put in a jar and recognize and produce words that rhyme with star, such as car, far, jar, and tar.

Literacy Activities
Far Star

  • Cut out the star graphics (see below) and place them around the room.
  • Ask the children to listen for words that rhyme with star as you read The Far Star target text (see below).
  • Choose a few children to go find a star graphic while pretending to drive a car, and have the remaining children chant, "Drive a car to the star!"
  • After each child in that group has found a star, have all the children say, "Put the star in the jar!"
  • Invite that group of children to put the stars around the room again while the rest of the class closes their eyes and chants, "Hide the star near or far!"
  • Repeat the activity so that all the children have a turn.
  • Help the children think of words from the activity that rhyme with star, such as car, jar, far.

Read a rhyming text to the children

  • Display The Far Star target text large enough for children to easily see.
  • Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence.
  • Invite the children to repeat rhyming words as you read the text again.
  • Review which words in the text rhyme with star: car, jar, far.

Produce words that rhyme with star

  • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with star.
  • Give a child a star graphic, have him or her say the word they thought of (support as needed), then pass the star to the next child.
  • Repeat so each of the children gets to share a word that rhymes with star (e.g., far, car, jar, par, bar, tar). 

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g. star, far).
  • Ask the children to put their thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme (support as needed).
  • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., car, jar; tar, par; scar, cat; spar, bar; char, truck; ajar, far).
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SEEL Target Texts

The Far Star

I see a star!
Wow, it is far!
I will drive my car 
To the star
And put it in a jar!


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SEEL At Home



Recognize and produce words that rhyme with star.


  • Star graphics
  • A jar
  • The Far Star story

Activity: Far Star

  • Cut out and hide the star graphics (see below) around a room.
  • Read the The Far Star story (see below) to your child.
  • With your child, pretend to drive a car around the room searching for stars as one of you carries the jar.
  • When one of you finds a star, chant, "Put the star in the jar!" and put the star in the jar.
  • Once all the stars are in the jar, have your child hide them while you close your eyes, then search again.
  • Repeat the activity as many times as desired, emphasizing the words that rhyme with star as you do.
  • Take turns tossing a star graphic as far as you can and then saying a word that rhymes with star (support as needed).

Star-textstar graphics

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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.