Stay Dog Stay

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • say
  • stay
  • play
  • lay
  • obey

Materials:

  • Dog trainer nametags (see below)

State and model the objective  

Tell the children they will pretend to be dog trainers and teach dogs to stay and play as they practice saying words that rhyme with stay.

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Choose 3 children to be dog trainers, and give them nametags.
  • Have all remaining children participate in the activity by pretending to be dogs.
  • Ask the children to listen for words in the activity that rhyme with stay.
  • Help the dog trainers take turns giving the "dogs" a command using words that rhyme with stay such as:
    • Play dead
    • Lay down
    • Stay when I walk away
    • Don't go astray
  • Remind the "dogs" that they need to obey their trainer.
  • When the 3 children have all given at least one command, choose another set of children to be the dog trainers, and have the old trainers join the group pretending to be dogs.
  • Repeat until all children have had an opportunity to be a dog trainer.
  • Ask the children to tell you the words they heard that rhyme with stay: lay, say, play, obey, astray.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with stay
    • Have the children come and sit in a circle.
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (stay, lay, say, play, obey, astray).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with stay (pay, nay, bay).  
    • Walk inside of the circle, pausing at each child to give them a turn to say a word that rhymes with stay.
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about hay?  Does hay rhyme with stay?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do tray and stay rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
    • Continue this until every child has said a word that rhymes with stay (repeats are acceptable). 
  • Recognize rhyming words 
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. stay, play).
    • 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., bay, day; hay, way; play, cat; fray, stay; pay, say; tray, truck; stray, may).
    • 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 stay (e.g., do play and stay rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with stay).

Materials

  • A nametag that says "Dog Trainer" (optional)

Activity: Train A Dog

  • Have your child pretend to be a dog and you pretend to be the dog trainer.
  • Train your "dog" by giving him or her commands using words that rhyme with stay (i.e., lay, stay, play) and ask him or her to obey. 
  • When you have finished training, switch roles, and allow your child to train you as a dog (remember to obey!).
  • After you have finished playing, have your child think of the words they heard that rhyme with stay.
  • Encourage your child to think of more words that rhyme with stay like hay, bad, may, tray, and away.
  • Each time he or she thinks of a rhyming word, say together, "___ rhymes with stay!"

Trainer-tag

Standards

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

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