Meet for a Treat
Recognize words that rhyme with treat (e.g., do meet and treat rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with treat). Point to words in a target text to demonstrate print awareness.
- Feet graphics (see below)
- Feet Street sign (see below)
- Masking tape (tape down feet graphics to make a street)
- Seat (chair)
- Real or pretend treat to eat (some sweet, some wheat, if possible)
- Meet for a Treat target text (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will meet and eat a treat on a sheet as they practice saying words that rhyme with treat.
Practice the skill within an activity
Meet and greet at the sheet
- Before starting the activity, tape the Feet Street sign on the wall on one side of the room and tape the feet graphics (see below) on the ground going to the sheet laid out at the opposite side.
- Invite the children to line up at the Feet Street sign and listen for words that rhyme with treat during the activity.
- Have the children make a beat (stomp) with their feet as they follow the feet on Feet Street.
- Once the children arrive at the sheet tell them to meet and greet (say hello to) one another.
- Have the children sit quietly on the sheet and ask them if they have ever had to greet a seat?
- Bring out a seat (chair) and allow the children to meet and greet the seat.
- Place a treat on the seat and make comments like, "Look at the seat on the sheet! There's a treat on the seat!"
- Have the children sit in a neat line on the sheet then give them a sweet, wheat or other treat.
- When they finish their treat, ask the children what words they heard in the activity that rhyme with treat: feet, street, sheet, treat, meet, greet, seat, neat, sweet, wheat.
Apply the skill
Read a predictable, repetitive target text to the children to support print awareness (see text below)
- Display the Meet for a Treat target text large enough for children to easily see.
- Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence.
- Read the text again and have the children point to each word in left to right sequence.
- Allow the children to shadow read by repeating predictable phrases while you read the text again.
- Ask the children which words in the text rhyme with treat:
- Produce words that rhyme with treat
- Remind the children of the words they played with (treat, sheet, street, feet, greet)
- Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with treat (beat, meet, seat)
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with treat.
- If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:
- "How about sheet? Do treat and sheet rhyme?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme)
- "Do feet and treat rhyme?"
- Recognize rhyming words
- Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. treat, meet).
- 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., street, feet; meet, greet; beat, man; tweet, seat; Pete, sweet; wheat, jet; street, heat).
- If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words.
SEEL Target Texts
Meet For a Treat
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.
Meet for a Treat