- Sidewalk chalk—1 piece for each child
- A sidewalk or large outdoor paved area to draw pictures on with chalk
- Rhyme identification cards (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will draw with chalk, go for a walk, and hear and say words that rhyme with chalk, such as rock, walk, clock, lock, sock, and sidewalk.
Practice the skill within an activity
- If you don't have a sidewalk available, before the activity, draw a sidewalk-like path on your paved outdoor area, marking the sidewalk dividing lines so each child will have a space on the "sidewalk" to draw in.
- Give each child a piece of chalk, and have them find a space on the."sidewalk" to draw in.
- Tell the children to listen for you to say words that rhyme with chalk.
- If the word rhymes with chalk, the children should raise their chalk in the air then join in saying, "Chalk the ___ (name of rhyming word) on the sidewalk," then draw the object that rhymes with chalk on the sidewalk.
- If the word does not rhyme with chalk then the children keep their chalk in their lap and listen for the next word.
- After the children have drawn several objects that rhyme with chalk, go on a "chalk walk" to see and practice saying the words that rhyme with chalk that they drew on the sidewalk.
- Ask the children to take turns saying a word they heard in the activity that rhymes with chalk.
Apply the skill
- Produce words that rhyme with chalk
- Remind the children of the words they played with (walk, chalk, sidewalk, clock, lock, sock, rock).
- Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with chalk (talk, mock, dock).
- Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with chalk.
- If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, give him/her an option:
- "How about walk? Does walk rhyme with chalk?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme)
- "Do rock and chalk rhyme?" (Nod your head yes)
- Recognize words that do and do not rhyme using pictures (see graphics below)
- Lay out two pictures of words that end in -alk or -ock (e.g., chalk, rock) and one picture that does not end in -alk or -ock (e.g., dog).
- State all possible word pairs and let the children help you identify the picture that does not rhyme. Remove the picture that does not rhyme with -alk or -ock.
- Repeat with other sets of pictures:
- Rock, clock, cheese
- Lock, sock, girl
- Chalk, sidewalk, bird
- Clock, sock, cat
SEEL At Home
Recognize words that rhyme with chalk (e.g., "Do walk and chalk rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with chalk.").
- Sidewalk chalk
- A paved outdoor area like a sidewalk to draw on
Activity: Sidewalk Chalk
- With your child, take some time to think of objects that rhyme with chalk (e.g., rock, sock, lock, sidewalk).
- Tell your child that you will say a word and he or she needs to tell you whether or not it rhymes with chalk, and
- If the word rhymes with chalk, then invite your child to draw the object on the sidewalk as you say together, "____ rhymes with chalk, so you can draw it on the sidewalk."
- If the word doesn't rhyme with chalk, then have your child pretend to freeze in place until they hear the next rhyming word.
- Have fun reversing roles and playing the game as many times as desired.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.