Ick! A Tick

Objective

Recognize words that rhyme with tick (e.g., "Do tick and stick rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with tick.").

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • tick
  • flick
  • stick
  • pick
  • quick

Materials:

  • Dog graphic
  • Tissue paper
  • Sticks

Overview
The children will pick ticks off a sick dog as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with tick, such as ick, sick, pick, and quick

Literacy Activities
Get ticks off a sick dog

  • Lay the dog graphic flat on a desk or the floor and stick (scatter) enough small pieces of tissue paper onto it for each child.
  • Invite each child to pick a tick off of the dog. 
  • Replace ticks and have each child flick a tick off the dog.   
  • Replace ticks and have each child use a stick to get the tick off the dog. 

Quick Tick Removal

  • Replace all the ticks on the dog graphic.
  • Time each child to see how long it takes them to get all the ticks off in their favorite way.
  • The child with the fastest time wins!

More Practice
Identify and produce rhyming words

  • Read the Ick! A Tick! story (see below) with the children, and have them flick their fingers every time they hear a word that rhymes with tick. 
  • Once the story is over, have the children list off words they remember that rhyme with tick as you write them on the board.  

SEEL Target Texts

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Ick! A Tick! Story

Ick! 
I found a tick on my dog. 
Don’t let the tick stay. 
Quick!   
Get the tick off of the dog. 
Don’t kick the tick. 
Don’t use a stick. 
Just pick the tick off of the dog. 
Yay! The tick is gone! 

SEEL At Home

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Objective:
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with stick. 

Materials:

  • Dog graphic
  • Ick! A Tick! story
  • Black paper 
  • Tape 

Activity: Ick! A Tick  

  • With your child, rip up the black paper into small pieces to resemble ticks and use the tape to stick the ticks on the dog. 
  • When all the ticks are on the dog, flick and pick the ticks off so that he does not get sick. 
  • When all the ticks are gone, read the Ick! A Tick! story with your child, having him or her flick the air anytime he or she hears a word that rhymes with tick
Ick! A Tick! story:
Ick! 
I found a tick on my dog. 
Don’t let the tick stay. 
Quick!   
Get the tick off of the dog. 
Don’t kick the tick. 
Don’t use a stick. 
Just pick the tick off of the dog. 
Yay! The tick is gone! 
 

Standards

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

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