Slim and Trim

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • slim
  • trim
  • Jim
  • Tim
  • rim
  • swim

Materials:

  • Drum

Overview
The children will pretend to exercise as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with slim, such as trim, swim, Jim, and Tim

Literacy Activity

  • As a class, make a list on the board of real and nonsense names that rhyme with slim (e.g., Jim, Tim, Bim, Fim, Zim). 
  • Invite the children to find space to stand. 
  • Choose one child to come up, choose a name from the list on the board, and say, “Hi, I’m ___ (e.g., Jim, Tim, Bim, Fim). Let’s be slim and trim.”  
  • While you beat a rhythm on the drum, have all of the children dance in their personal spaces and say the Slim and Trim chant. 
  • When you have finished the chant, have the children freeze. 
  • Have the children stay frozen while you choose another child to come up, choose a name, and repeat the process.  
  • Play until each child has had a turn. 

 
More Practice

  • Have each child use one of the words that rhymes with slim to fill in the sentence, “I am slim and trim like ___” in front of the class.
  • Have the class repeat each child’s sentence by saying, “We are slim and trim like ___.”
  • Continue until each child has had a turn.
     

SEEL Target Texts

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Slim and Trim chant

Slim and trim,
Slim and trim,
Slim and trim to look like ___! (-im name)

SEEL At Home

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Objective:
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with slim.

Materials:

  • No materials needed. 

Activity: Slim and Trim

  • With your child, make up real and nonsense names that rhyme with slim for each person that is playing (e.g., Tim, Jim, Bim, Zim, Fim).  
  • Have your child teach you the Slim and Trim chant. 

             Slim and trim, 
             Slim and trim, 
             Slim and trim to look like ___! (-im name) 

  • Choose one person to be the leader, and have the leader choose a name rhyming with slim to use. 
  • Dance as you say the chant together, filling in the leader’s name at the end. 
  • When the chant is finished, have everyone freeze, and have the leader do a pose for everyone to copy.
  • Switch roles and continue chanting, dancing, and freezing as many times as desired.  
  • When you are done dancing, say together, “We can be slim and trim like ___!” 
  • Point to each person who participated, and say their name rhyming with slim each time you say the sentence. 

Standards

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

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