Sick Chick

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • sick
  • chick
  • stick
  • pick

Materials:

  • Sick Chick and Not Sick Chick signs
  • Chick graphics
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Can

Overview
The children will help sick chicks as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with chick, such as pick, sick, stick, and lick

Literary Activity
Pick a sick chick

  • Tape the Sick Chick and Not Sick Chick signs to opposite sides of the room, and glue the chick pictures to the Popsicle sticks and place them in the can.
  • Let a child pick a chick stick from the can while the rest of the children chants, “Pick a chick stick!” 
  • After the child has chosen, ask, “Is the chick on a stick sick?”   
    • If the picture shows a sick chick, have the children respond, “Yes, the chick is sick,” and have the children pretend to walk like a sick chick before placing the chick under the Sick Chick sign.  
    • If the picture shows a chick that is not sick, have the children respond, “No, the chick is not sick,” and have the children pretend to walk like a quick chick before putting the chick stick on the opposite side.  

More Practice
Recognize rhyming words

  • Help the children say, “The chick on the stick is not sick,” while clapping along with each word in the sentence that rhymes with chick
  • Help the children say, “The chick on the stick is sick,” clapping each time they hear a word that rhymes with chick

Produce rhyming words

  • Make a list of words on the board that the children can remember, and think of other words that rhyme with chick.
  • Once the list is complete, encourage the children to repeat the list.
     

SEEL At Home

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Objective
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with chick.

Materials:

  • Chick graphics 
  • Popsicle sticks 

Activity: Sick Chick 

  • Have the sick chick on a stick in one hand and the not-sick chick in your other hand, and alternate holding up each chick by the stick. 
  • Have your child decide if it is the sick chick or the not-sick chick. 
    • If it is the sick chick, have your child say, “Yes, the chick is sick!” and walk like a sick chick. 
    • If it is not the not sick chick, have your child say, “No, the chick is not sick!” and walk quick like a chick. 
  • Switch roles and repeat. 
  • Help your child say, “The chick on the stick is sick” and “The chick on the stick is not sick” while clapping each time he or she hears a word that rhymes with chick

Standards

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

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