Brave in a Cave

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • cave
  • brave
  • gave
  • wave
  • save

Materials:

  • Stuffed teddy bear
  • Pretend cave (box or sack turned on its side)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they will be brave in a cave and practice saying other words that rhyme with cave.

Practice the skill within an activity
Read the Brave in a Cave story to the children and have them do the corresponding actions.

Brave in a Cave story: 

Say: Suggested Action:

I saw a cave.
I saw a big cave.

Show the children the pretend cave, gesturing as if it were huge.
I wanted to go in the cave. I asked my friend, "If I need you, will you be brave and save me in the cave?" Have the children ask each other, "Will you be brave and save me in the cave?"

To go in the cave, I had to be brave. 
I gave my friend a wave.

Have the children wave goodbye to each other.

I went into the cave. 
Is the bear in the cave?

Ask the children, "Is there a bear in the cave?" Pull out the stuffed bear and put it in the cave.

There's a bear in the cave!
I must be brave. 
I must be brave in the cave.

Ask the children to make a brave face and tell each other, "Be brave in the cave!"
I gave the bear a wave.
And the bear gave me a wave.
Let the children take turns waving at the bear. Have the bear wave back.

Then I ran out of the cave to save my life!
Was I brave?
I was brave in the cave!

Have the children hurry back to their spot. Say, "I was brave! We were all brave in the cave."

 

  • Ask the children what words they heard in the story that rhyme with cave: brave, save, wave, gave.
  • Retell the story having the children growl like a bear when they hear words that rhyme with cave.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with cave
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (brave, save, wave, gave).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with cave (pave rave, knave).  
    • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with cave (allow made-up words). 
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about fave?  Does fave rhyme with cave?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do pave and cave rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
  • Recognize rhyming words 
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. cave, brave).
    • Ask the children to show you thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
    • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., save, wave; gave, cave; pave, cat; fave, knave; rave,  truck; shave, stave). Use made-up words, if needed.
    • If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.  

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

Materials

  • Items to make a cave (blanket, pillows, etc.)
  • Stuffed bear (optional)

Activity: Brave in a Cave

  • Build a fort/cave with your child or pretend a room in your home is a "cave."
  • Ask your child to listen for words that rhyme with cave as you play in the cave then emphasize those words as you play together. For example:
    • You could say, "Let's wave to each other before we go into the cave!"
    • When you see (or pretend to see) a bear in the cave say, "Be brave in the cave!" 
    • "Let's wave to the bear!" as you run out of the cave to save your life!
  • Talk together about all of the words you heard that rhyme with cave: wave, brave, save and think of more.

Standards

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

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