Stop and Shop


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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • hop
  • top
  • shop
  • mop
  • pop
  • glop


  • A sign that says Stop at This Shop
  • Things or pictures of things that rhyme with shop (see below)
    • A mop (craft sticks with yarn strands attached to the top)
    • A lollipop
    • A toy top 
    • Bottle tops
    • A can of pop
    • Popcorn kernels that can hop
    • Glop (flour mixed with water) (optional)
  • Stop and Shop target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will hop and stop at a shop with tops as they listen for and make words that rhyme with shop, such as hop, pop, top, mop, and stop.

Practice the skill within an activity

Get ready to shop

  • To make a mop, make a 'pom pom' with about 4 wrappings of yarn around 2 inch wide cardboad; tie a string in the middle of the wrapped yarn, and cut the loops at each end, then attach the mop top to a craft stick with tape or staples.
  • Have the children help you set up a shop on a table, identifying the items or pictures (see below) that rhyme with shop, and using words that end in -op to talk about the items (i.e., A mop can wipe up slop and glop. Put a bottle top on top. Be careful not to drop the pop.)
  • Put up the "Stop at This Shop" sign near the shop.

Hop to the shop then stop

  • Lead the children in hopping around the room until they get to the  and you say "Stop!"
  • Have the children read the "Stop at This Shop" sign, and hop into the shop to look for a top and other things that rhyme with shop.
  • Hold up items and ask questions like "Is this a top?" and "Does it rhyme with shop?"
  • Invite the children to take turns asking a friend if they would like to buy something from the table that rhymes with shop  (i.e., a top, a mop, a lollipop).

Apply the skill

Find target words in a text
•    Display the Stop at a Shop target text (see below) large enough for children to easily see.
•    Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence, and emphasizing the words that rhyme with shop.
•    Read the text again and have the children point to each word in left to right sequence. 
•    Ask the children which words they heard in the text that rhyme with shop.
Practice rhyming
Produce words that rhyme with shop
•    Remind the children of the words they heard that rhyme with shop (hop, pop, mop). 
•    Tell them you can think of other words that rhyme with shop (top, stop). 
•    Ask each child to think of a word that rhymes with shop (allow invented words). 
•    If a child doesn't respond in a few seconds, ask him, “do drop and shop rhyme?” or "How about mop? Does mop rhyme with shop?" (Nod your head yes to let the child know that they rhyme).
Recognize rhyming words 
•    Have the children repeat a set of 2 words (e.g. shop, hop). 
•    Ask the children to put their thumbs up if the words rhyme and thumbs down if the words do not rhyme. 
•    Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., stop, drop; plop, flop; tan, mop; crop, cat; pop, top). 
•    If children do not respond correctly, repeat the 2 words, emphasizing the ending sounds of the words and shake your head ‘no’ if the two words don’t rhyme.

SEEL Target Texts

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Stop and Shop

Let’s hop to a shop.
Let’s stop at a shop to get a top.
Let’s stop at a shop to get a mop.
Look! There's a shop with a top.
And the shop has a mop.
And the shop has things that hop and go pop.
And the shop has lolli-pops, soda pop, and glop!
How much fun to stop and shop at THAT shop!



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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print.