I Spy

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • I
  • spy
  • tie
  • fly
  • pie
  • sky
  • eye

Materials:

  • Picture cards 
  • Container
  • Pocket chart

Overview
The children will play I Spy as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with spy, such as I, sky, tie, and fly.

Literacy Activities
I spy

  • Place the small picture cards in a container.  
  • Lay out the large picture cards or objects in the middle of the circle. 
  • Explain that when you pull out a small picture card from the container, you will say, “Do you spy a ___?” 
  • The children will look for the corresponding item, and when they see it, they will reply, “I spy a ___!” 
  • Repeat until you have spied all of the items. 

Hide and spy

  • Invite one child to choose one large picture card or object from the middle of the circle and hide it while the rest of the children close their eyes. 
  • After the item is hidden, invite the child that hid it to ask, “Do you spy a ___?” Have the children look for the corresponding item, and when they see it, reply, “I spy a ___!”  
  • Play the game until all the children have had a turn to hide an item.  

More Practice

  • Tape all of the small picture cards to the board. 
  • Have the children chant together, “I spy with my little eye a ___.” as you point to each picture card. 
  • Fill in the blank with the name of the picture. 
     

SEEL At Home

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Print

Objective
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with spy.

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper   

Activity: I Spy 

  • Walk around in your house or outside with your child, and look for things that rhyme with the word spy (e.g., tie, Yy, sky, fly, fry, pie). 
  • If you have trouble finding objects that rhyme with the word spy, use things that are easy to see, such as eye and thigh
  • When you see an object that rhymes with the word spy, say, “I spy with my little eye a ___.” (Fill in the blank with the name of the object.) 
  • After finding several things that rhyme with the word spy, ask your child what things you spied together, and make a list of the things your child tells you. 

Standards

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

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