Rhymes, Chants, & Alliteration
Submitted by Susan Sargent MCES
ELA3R1 ELA3R2 ELA3W1 ELA3W2 ELA3C1 ELA3LSV1
Target Audience: Grade Level & Small Group/Large Group/Individual
3rd grade or lower
Nursery Rhyme books, poetry books, & storybooks with patterned rhymes
Recorded music, song books, & books with finger plays
Songs, poems, & nursery rhymes on charts
Time to Teach:
Read, say, or sing to children daily using material that contains rhymes, chants,
alliteration, & language play.
Reread books with rhythmic patterns & engaging language many times, & encourage
children to participate by joining in as they are able.
When reading or chanting a familiar poem, pause before a rhyming word & let children
supply the rhyming word.
Use a familiar chant or nursery rhyme to model writing.
Listening for children’s answers