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Teaching Rhyming using Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down

Teaching Rhyming using Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas The teacher leads an activity that helps students recognize rhyming words by listening for words that end with the same sound. The teacher says two words. If the words rhyme, the students indicate with a thumbs up....
Teaching Rhyme Production

Teaching Rhyme Production

Arta Quam | Wichita Public Schools | Wichita, Kansas The teacher leads oral activities that give students the opportunity to generate rhyming words. Each activity increases the students’ skill level for making their own...
Asking Students to Make Rhyming Words

Asking Students to Make Rhyming Words

In this lesson, the teacher says a word and asks students to come up with five words that rhyme with it. She gives the students “think time” — she says a word, then lets the students think about their answers for a few seconds, and then asks for...
Using the Hungry Monster Game to Teach Rhyming Words

Using the Hungry Monster Game to Teach Rhyming Words

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas A rhyming lesson that uses objects and a pretend “monster.” The teacher says the monster wants to eat something, using a nonsense word that rhymes with one of the objects. The students then name the object...
Rhymes: Cheese Please

Rhymes: Cheese Please

Have fun learning about rhymes with Poochie, Stinkitty cat and Tails the mouse as they discover words that rhyme with cheese in Poochie’s pizza...
Rhyming Game with Singing and Movement

Rhyming Game with Singing and Movement

Cindy Johnson | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This active game called “Rhyme for a Dime” makes practicing rhyming words fun for young students. The whole class sings a song with clapping and motions, then the teacher says a word and asks a...
Ideas for Teaching Rhyming: Smiley Wiley

Ideas for Teaching Rhyming: Smiley Wiley

P.J. Auchterlonie | Caldwell Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the students decide whether two words rhyme and use the characters of Smiley Wiley and Sad Sarah to indicate their choice of yes or no. Sometimes the teacher gives them two words and other...
Parts of the Body Rhyming Game with Students

Parts of the Body Rhyming Game with Students

Dana Barrientos | Harry Street Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, a teacher and students play a rhyming game called “Silly Simon Says.” The teacher says a nonsense word that rhymes with a part of the body, and the students say the name of the...
Breaking Words into Sounds to Teach Rhyming

Breaking Words into Sounds to Teach Rhyming

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, the teacher and students learn to create rhymes by breaking up a word into sounds. After sounding out the word, the teacher asks the students to change the beginning sound in order to create a...
Using Parts of the Body to Teach Rhyming

Using Parts of the Body to Teach Rhyming

Noel Lucero | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas A lesson that uses a game to teach rhyming words. The teacher points to a place on their body and instead of the correct word, uses a silly or nonsense word that rhymes. Students then replace the nonsense word...
Recognizing Rhyming Words: Thumbs Up or Down

Recognizing Rhyming Words: Thumbs Up or Down

Dana Barrientos | Harry Street Elementary | Wichita, Kansas This activity helps students learn to recognize whether words rhyme or not. The teacher reads pairs of words, and the students show a “thumbs up” if the words rhyme or a “thumbs down”...
Teaching Rhyming Skills Using the Mystery Bag Game

Teaching Rhyming Skills Using the Mystery Bag Game

Angela Rusk | Colvin Elementary | Wichita, Kansas This lesson uses a game to teach rhyming skills. The teacher pulls an item out of their mystery bag and, after repeating the word for the object, has students create real or nonsense words that rhyme with...
Rhyming Introduction & Practice

Rhyming Introduction & Practice

P.J. Auchterlonie | Caldwell Elementary | Wichita, Kansas This simple chant activity and a copycat game can help reinforce rhyming knowledge and get the entire class involved together. Read transcript Rhyming is very, very important because that’s a skill where...