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EL Support Lesson
Learning to Rhyme
Students will be able to recognise and produce simple rhymes.
Students will be able to identify rhyming word pairs using visual supports.
- Gather the class together for a read-aloud.
- Preview the text Llama Llama Time to ShareBy doing a brief picture walk with the class.
- Introduce the concept of rhyming by saying, "When two words end in the same way, they rhyme. Listen to these two words: 'ball' and 'call.' Do you hear how they end the same? Today we will be listening for more rhyming words as we read a book about Little Llama."
Building academic language
- Read aloud the text and pause to identify and write the rhyming words on the board (e.g., "trains," "planes").
- After you finish reading, ask students to reflect on what happened in the story. Have students turn and talk to share with a partner what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
- Explain that you will now re-read the story, and this time, students should listen for words that rhyme. When they hear a rhyming pair, they should clap their hands.
- Re-read the story and pause when students clap. Note the rhyming word pairs.
- Display the Time to Rhyme #1 worksheet and explain that students will be looking at each row and circling or coloring in the rhyming word pairs.
- Go over the words on the worksheet to check student understanding for each vocabulary word.
- Pass out the worksheets to each student to complete independently.
- Invite students to join a partner and check their worksheets to compare the rhyming pairs they found.
- Encourage students to practise using the rhyming word pairs in silly sentences with their partner.
Additional EL adaptations
- Provide students with individual copies of the read aloud text to use as a reference.
- Work with a small group of students to match additional rhyming word pairs using visual aides. Have students practise coming up with additional words.
- Have students work with a partner to come up with rhyming word pairs to use in silly sentences.
Formative Assessment of Academic Language(2 minutes)
- Throughout the lesson, informally assess whether students can identify rhyming pairs by noting and questioning the students at work.
- Collect student work samples to assess if students were able to accurately match rhyming word pairs.
Review and closing(3 minutes)
- Close by reviewing the concept of a rhyming pair by having students share a word that rhymes with a provided word (using pictures or objects) as an exit ticket.