pretend ship trip

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Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • tip
  • dip
  • ship
  • trip
  • drip
  • skip
  • flip

Materials:

  •  Cloth to be the sail
  • Skip to a Ship target text*
  • Take a Ship Trip target text*
  • A Pretend Ship Trip target text*
  • Word cards*
  • Cardboard box or table or chair turned upside down (optional)

*Items included below. 

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will take a trip on an imaginary ship as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with trip, such as flip, dip, ship, tip, and drip

Literacy Activities

Take a trip on an imaginary ship

  • Designate a spot in the room to be an imaginary ship 
  • Take a trip on the ship by stating -ip words and engage in the actions: 
    • Skip. Skip to the ship
    • Grip on. Grip onto the ship.
    • Trip. Pretend to trip getting on the ship
    • Zip. Zip along with a fast zig zag motion
    • Tip. Tip your body to one side as the ship tips
    • Rip. Wave the sail (an old cloth) and rip it to be the wind that rips the sail 
    • Slip. Pretend to slip
    • Flip. Flip in a back and forth motion as the ship flips
    • Dip. Dip down with knees bent.  
    • Drip. Drip (sprinkle) drops on water as the ship drips
  • Comment on how the -ip words rhyme (e.g., ship and dip rhyme)

Take a Trip on a Pretend Ship (optional)

  • Point out that a large box or chair or table turned upside down is a ship
  • Make -ip comments and actions
    • Skip. Skip to the ship.
    • Don’t slip, don’t trip. Do not slip or trip getting on the ship
    • Get on the ship. Take turns getting on the ship 
    • Zip. Move the ship a little as it zips along
    • Tip and flip. Jiggle the ship a little to make it tip back and forth
    • Whip. Whip the sail (cloth) around and rip the sail
    • Dip. Bend or slouch down to pretend that the ship dips down.
    • Drip. Sprinkle a little water on the ship.
  • State that these words rhyme: tip, ship, rip, slip, trip, dip, drip, zip.

Read a text with -ip rhyming words

  • Read or chant rhyme texts (see below) to the children:
    • Skip to a Ship target text   
    • Take a Ship Trip target text
  • Have the children make gestures or actions that fit the text

Read the rhyme text

  • Read the A Pretend Ship Trip target text to the children and have the children do corresponding actions as the text is read. 
  • Read the text again and ask the children if certain -ip words (e.g., tip, drip) rhyme with ship.
     

SEEL Target Texts

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Skip to a Ship

ship
Skip, skip. Skip to the ship.
Don’t trip. Don’t slip.
Zip, zip, zip. Zip along with the ship.
Tip, tip, tip. Tip as the ship tips.  
Flip, flip, flip. Flip back and forth.
Slip? Don’t slip on the ship.
Dip, dip, dip. Dip down as the ship dips down.
Drip, drip, drip. Shake off the drips.
What a trip on a ship!

Take A Ship Trip

ship
Take a trip on a ship. 
Skip, skip, skip to the ship.
Grip on!
Don’t trip.
Don’t slip on the ship. 
Zip, zip.  The ship goes fast. 
Oh no! 
The ship tips.
And the ship flips.
And the ship dips down.
And the ship drips.  
Drip, drip, drip! 
Do not skip.
Do not slip on the drips! 
 
What a trip!  

A Pretend Ship Trip

ship
We will take a trip on a ship. 
Skip, skip, skip to the ship. 
Don’t trip and don’t slip getting on the ship.
 
We are on the ship.  
Zip, zip, zip.  The ship zips fast.  
Tip, tip, tip.  The ship tips.  
Flip, flip, flip.  The ship flips back and forth. 
Dip, dip, dip.  The ship dips down.
Drip, drip, drip.  The ship drips.    
We drip too!
What a trip on a ship!
 

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Objective:
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with ship

Materials:

  • Word cards 

Activity: Pretend Ship Trip 

  • Talk to your child about how fun it would be to take a trip on a ship. 
  • Go to the couch or the table and pretend you are on a ship. 
  • Take turns choosing an action word card, reading it for your child, and then doing that action like you are on a ship. 
  • As you perform each action, say what you are doing out loud (e.g., We slip on the ship!). 
  • Sing the A Ship Trip song together with your child and do the corresponding actions as you sing. 
     

Standards

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

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