- Kate graphic*
- A crate or box
- Skate graphic*
- A paper or plastic plate
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will hear a story about a girl named Kate who was almost late as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with late, such as fate, grate, bait, and date.
- Tell the Late Kate story using the Kate and skate graphics (found below), plate, and crate.
Late Kate Story
|Kate was asked on a play date to go and skate.||Show the picture of Kate.|
|Kate was going to be late because she couldn't find her skate!||Pretend to look for Kate's skate.|
|She decided to look for her skate in the crate.||Look into the crate/box|
|Kate didn't find her skate, but she did find a plate.||Pull the plate out of the crate/box.|
|But Kate can't skate on a plate!||Toss the plate off to the side.|
|Poor Kate was going to be late for her play date because she couldn't find her skate!||Have the children pretend to be sad.|
|Kate hates to be late! She must look harder for her skate!||Have the children say, "Kate don't be late! Find your skate!"|
|Kate looked in her crate and found her skate!||Have the children say, "Silly Kate, your skate was in the crate!"|
|The skate must have been hiding under the plate.||Hold up the skate.|
|Now Kate will not be late for her play date.||Hold the skate next to Kate.|
- After the first reading, ask a child to act out the role of Kate (optional), then read the story again.
- Help the children think of words they heard that rhyme with late, such as crate, skate, date, and plate.
Produce words that rhyme with late
- Have the children sit in a circle and give one child a paper plate.
- Remind the children of the words in the activity (late, crate, skate, plate).
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with late (support as needed) as they pass the plate around the circle.
Recognize rhyming words
- Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., late, skate).
- Ask the children to show 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., date, crate; gate, Kate; mate, duck; bait, wait; plate, trait; late, truck; skate, hate).
SEEL Target Texts
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with late.
- Late Kate story
Activity: Late Kate
- Ask your child to listen for words that rhyme with late as you read the story of Late Kate aloud.
- When you finish, ask your child to tell you the words they heard that rhyme with late, such as Kate, skate, crate, and plate.
- With your child, search around your home for things that rhyme with late (e.g., a gate, the number eight, the state you live in, a skate, a plate, a crate).
- Tell your child that you will count to eight while they go and stand by one of the things that rhymes with late.
- Find your child and reinforce a right choice by saying, "That's great! You found a ____ and that rhymes with late!"
- Switch jobs and have your child count to eight while you go and stand by something that rhymes with late.
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.