up pup!

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Objective

Recognize (e.g., "Do cup and pup rhyme?") and/or produce (e.g., "What rhymes with pup?") words that rhyme with pup

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • up
  • pup
  • cup 
  • yup
  • sup

Materials:

  • Paper or plastic cups
  • Drinking straws
  • Picture of a puppy*
  • Pictures of a puppy head*
  • Up Pup! target text*
  • Small stuffed dog (optional)

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective 
Tell the children that they will get to pretend to be a pup and jump up as they practice recognizing and producing words that rhyme with pup
Literacy Activities
Pretend to be a pup who does "up" tricks  

  • Show the children the picture of a puppy (found below) and explain that sometimes we call a puppy a "pup."
  • Tell the children that they get to pretend to be a pup then 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 (e.g., up).
  • Repeat the activity if desired, allowing each child to get the "pups" (the other children) to do one of the tricks.

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 (e.g., "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 (e.g., upcup).

Make more words that rhyme with pup 

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

Read a text to the children 

  • Allow the children to attach a puppy head picture to a straw and poke a hole in the bottom of a cup to lower the straw through to make a puppet.
  • 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 showing 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, “Up pup! Out of the cup!” with you. 
  • Read the Up Pup! story to the children again, allowing them to push their pup up and say, "Up pup! Out of the cup!" when they hear the word "pup."
  • After completing reading the text, help the children recognize which words rhyme with pup (e.g., up, cup).
  • Help the children think of or make up words that rhyme with pup (e.g., gup, hup, yup, bup).

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! 

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Standards

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

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