Up Pup!

Objective

Recognize (e.g. "Do cup and pup rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g. "What rhymes with pup?") words that rhyme with pup. Point to words in a text to demonstrate print awareness. 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • up
  • cup
  • pup 

Materials:

  • Puppy graphic (see below) 
  • Small stuffed dog (optional)
  • Cup (for feeding pup)
  • Paper or plastic cups (poke a straw-width hole in the bottom to slide straw through)
  • Puppy head graphic (see below - tape onto top length of straw)
  • Drinking straws 
  • Up Pup! target text (see below)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children that they will get to pretend to be a pup as they do tricks and practice saying words that rhyme with pup

Practice the skill within an activity

Pretend to be a pup who does "up" tricks  

  • Ask the children if they have a puppy. Show them the picture of a puppy (see below) and explain that sometimes we call a puppy a "pup."
  • Tell the children they get to pretend to be a pup and let them explore barking, walking on all fours, wagging their tail, etc.  
  • Ask the "pups" to listen for words that rhyme with pup as you teach them tricks. 
  • Say, "Sit up pup!" and let the children pretend to be a pup who "sits up". 
  • Continue teaching the children "up" tricks like, "Speak up, pup!" (Have the children bark) "Stand up, pup!" and "Jump up, pup!"
  • Ask the children what words they heard in the activity that rhyme with pup: up, pup.
  • Repeat the activity if desired, allowing each child to get the "pups" (the other children) to do a trick by saying one command: "Stand up, pup!" "Sit up, pup!" "Jump up, pup!" "Speak up, pup!"

Feed the pup from a cup

  • Show the children a small stuffed dog (optional). 
  • Tell the children that the pup is hungry, and they need to feed the pup from a cup.
  • Engage the children in pretending to feed the pup from a cup (i.e., "Pick up the pup food and pour it in the cup for the pup," "Eat up, pup!" "Time to clean up!" "Wash the pup's cup!").
  • Ask the children to share the words they heard that rhyme with pup: up, cup.

Apply the skill

Review the experience 

  • Review the things the children did as they played with words that rhyme with pup (i.e., "We got to: pretend to be a pup; feed the pup from a cup; teach the pup 'up' tricks.")
  • Ask the children what words they heard that rhyme with pup: up, cup.
  • Have the children think of or make-up other words that rhyme with pup (e.g., yup, sup, gup, hup).

Read a predictable, repetitive target text to the children to support print awareness (see text below) 

  • Before this activity, attach a puppy head picture to a straw and poke a hole in the bottom of a cup for each child.
  • Display the Up Pup! target text large enough for the children to easily see.
  • Read the text to the children, pointing to each word in left to right sequence and explaining the two parts of the text: the teacher's part and the children's part.
  • Read the text again and have the children point to each word in left to right sequence and say their part with you when cued. 
  • Give each child a cup with a hole in the bottom and a straw with a puppy head attached.
  • Have the children poke the bottom of the straw through the hole in the cup, so they can use the bottom part of the straw to make the pup go up and down. 
  • While the children briefly explore pushing the puppy head out of the cup, have them join you in repeating their line several times: "Up pup! Out of the cup!" 
  • Tell the children you are going to read the Up Pup! story to them again, and when they hear the word "pup" they should gently push the pup up in the cup and say, "Up pup! Out of the cup!" then lower their pup again.
  • After completing reading the text, ask the children which words rhymed with pup (up, cup) and have them think of or make up words that rhyme with pup (e.g., gup, hup, yup, bup).
  • If time permits, have a child be the "teacher", and help them say the teacher's part while the other children do their part.

SEEL Target Texts

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Up, Pup!

Teacher: My pup can jump up. Jump up, pup!
Children: Up pup! Out of the cup!
Teacher: My pup can sit up. Sit up, pup!  
Children: Up pup! Out of the cup!
Teacher: My pup can stand up. Stand up, pup!
Children: Up pup! Out of the cup!
Teacher: My pup can speak up. Speak up, pup!
Children: Up pup! Out of the cup!
Teacher: My pup can eat from a cup. Eat up, pup!
Children: Up pup! Out of the cup! 

Printouts

Standards

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

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