Flee from a Bee

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bee
  • wee
  • see
  • tree
  • knee

Materials:

  • 3 bee graphics (see below - hung/taped on a wall)
  • 1 queen bee graphic (see below - taped to a pencil or stick)
  • A large area for children to move freely

State and model the objective
The children will listen for words that rhyme with bee as they act out the Flee from a Bee story.

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Ask the children to spread out in the large area.
  • Tell the story below and act it out with the children.

Flee from a Bee story:

Say: Suggested Actions:
I see a bee. Have children point as if they have spotted a bee.
I will climb a tree to see the queen bee. Have children pretend to climb up a big tree.
Oh no! It's too close! I will flee from the wee, little bee. Have children make a surprised face and act like they are scurrying down the tree.
Don't scrape your knee as you flee from the bee!  Have the children run in a small circle as they pretend to flee from the bee. 
We made it back down. When I look up, I see three bees. Can you count with me? With the children, hold up three fingers and count the three bee graphics (see below) that are on the wall.
Here comes the queen bee! Quick, flee from the bee!  Wave the queen bee graphic on a pencil (see below) and have children run in a big circle around the area as they say, "Flee from the bee!"
  • Have the children recall the words that rhyme with bee that they heard in the activity (e.g., tree, wee, knee, flee, three) and any other words they can think of that rhyme with bee.

Apply the skill

Practice rhyming

  • Produce words that rhyme with bee
    • Remind the children of the words they played with (bee, tree, wee, flee).
    • Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with bee (knee, three, see).  
    • Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with bee. 
    • If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:  
      • "How about hee?  Does hee rhyme with bee?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme) 
      • "Do free and bee rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
  • Recognize rhyming words 
    • Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. bee, tree).
    • 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., wee, flee; gee, see; knee, cat; hee, she; plea, free; tea, truck; wee, key).
    • 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 bee (e.g., do flee and bee rhyme?) and produce rhyme words (e.g., think of a word that rhymes with bee).

Materials

  • Bee graphic (to show who is playing the bee in the game)

Activity: Flee from a Bee 

  • This is a game like tag to play with your child.
  • Decide who will be the bee and give them the bee graphic (see below).
  • The person who is not the bee runs away from the bee saying, "Flee from the bee!" as the bee chases him or her.
  • When the bee tags him or her, switch roles and continue playing the game.
  • When you have finished playing, take turns saying words that rhyme with bee (e.g., flee, see, knee).
  • Variation: When the person who is not the bee gets tagged they need to think of a word that rhymes with bee and say "Bee, ____!" before they start pretending to be the bee.

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Standards

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

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