Rhymes

Document Sample
Rhymes Powered By Docstoc
					Topic:               Identifying rhyming words
Level of students:   9-12 yrs. Old
Objectives:          -Students will recognize rhyming words
                     -Students will recognize non-rhyming words
                     -Students will brainstorm rhyming words
                     -Students will create couplets with rhyming words
Time Frame: 1 hour
Vocabulary needed: one-syllable rhyming words
Materials needed:    worksheets for students, Dr. Seuss book
Teaching Procedures:
                     1. Have students read a basic story in order to get them focused
                        on the class.
                     2. Ask the students to answer the comprehension questions
                        accompanying the reading
                     3. Next, ask the students if they know what rhyming words are. If
                        they don’t know, explain what they are.
                     4. Have the students read aloud some of a Dr. Seuss book and ask
                        them to notice the rhyming words.
                     5. Then give them the worksheet about words that rhyme, to see if
                        they understand the difference between rhyming and non-
                        rhyming words
                     6. Next, split the class into two groups. Give each group the
                        worksheet about rhyming words. Each group will think of as
                        many words that rhyme with the given words as possible
                     7. When both groups are finished, write some of the words on the
                        board. Ask the students if they know what couplets are, and
                        explain the concept if they don’t.
                     8. Demonstrate what couplets are and have the students come up
                        with two or three couplets of their own from the words on the
                        board.
                     9. If time permits, allow students to play hangman using couplet
                        phrases.
Topic:                Writing stories, learning about Halloween
Level of students:    9-12 yrs. Old
Objectives:           -Students will recognize parts of speech
                      -Students will create their own stories
                      -Students will complete a Halloween crossword puzzle
                      -Students will complete a Halloween word search
Time Frame: 1 hour
Vocabulary needed: Halloween words
Materials needed:    worksheets for students, blank paper, pencils
Teaching Procedures:
                     1. Have students complete a Halloween crossword puzzle and
                        word search.
                     2. Ask if the students know what the different parts of speech are;
                        if they don’t, explain briefly
                     3. Next, have the students complete a few madlibs in class.
                     4. Read the madlibs to the students when done.
                     5. Then ask the students to create their own funny stories. Start
                        by writing initial sentence (or phrase) on the board. Have each
                        student finish the sentence and add one or two more sentences
                        of his or her own.
                     6. Next, have the students pass their stories on to the person to
                        their right. Each student will take the new story and add on to
                        the story for two minutes.
                     7. The students will continue passing their papers until each
                        student has added to all the other students’ stories.
                     8. When each student has their own paper back, ask them to read
                        their story out loud to the class.
                     9. If time permits, play Outburst Junior
       Rhymes
       Time: 3-10 minutes

       Level: Absolute Beginners to lower intermediate

       Materials: none

       Purpose: build phonological awareness

       Instructions:

           o   A base word is given and students try to come up with as many rhyming
               words as possible.

       Alternatives:

           o   Do it in groups
           o   allow nonsense words
           o   use alliteration

http://www.englishclub.net/handouts/v_abc-anim.htm
also, have each student write sentence beginning a story and then pass the papers around
the room and each student add a sentence.
Index cards—write each word of a sentence on the card and let the students (in groups)
come up with a complete sentence




                       Words That Rhyme
Directions: Circle the words that rhyme with the bold word:

Cat                  Hat        Dog       Bat        Elephant


Mouse                Cheese     House     Gray       Trap


Sky                  My         Blue      Fly        High


Blue                 Green      Shoe      New        Water


Day                  Pay        Lay       Night      Way


Bed                  Room       Red       Fred       Shed


Sit                  Lit        Chair     Mitt       Bit


Home                 House      Roam      Comb       Giraffe


Shop                 Pop        Store     Mop        Crop


Time                 Lime       Dime      Clock      Mine


See                  Me         Look      Saw        Bee


Hot                  Pot        Warm      Lot        Mop


School               Books      Pool      Cool       Teacher



                   Rhyming Words
Directions: In groups, think of as many words as you can
that rhyme with the given word:

Time          Red            See         Hat          Day




Ball          Pit            Low         Soon         Cut




Who am I?
Written By: Philip Toews

Member Rating - Reviews: 8 / Average Rating: 7.0                               printer friendly
Rate this teaching tip...
                                                                              send to a friend

The students will ask questions using present simple and
a/an in order to discover their hidden identities. Students
will also practice using a good number of adjectives in the
process.
                                                                            Great books on this
                                                                                   topic


Skills Focus for this game / activity

         Speaking                                                            Ready-To-Use Esl
                                                                             Activities for Every...

Grammar & Language functions practiced in this game /
activity
                                                                            American Idioms and
         be: past                                                          Some Phrases Just...

         be
         adjectives
                                                                              Second Language
Object of the game / activity                                               Teaching and Learning


The students will ask questions using present simple and a/an in
order to discover their hidden identities. Students will also practice
using a good number of adjectives in the process.                          Designing Tasks for the
                                                                              Communicative
                                                                                 Classroom
Vocabulary Focus for the game / activity

General
                                                                            Hot Fudge Monday :
Student language level                                                      Tasty Ways to Teach
                                                                                Grammar...

All

Time required for this game / activity

10-30 minutes

Typical group size for this game/ activity

full class

Preparation required for this game/ activity

The teacher must prepare a set of celebrity name cards ahead of time. These cards will become
the student’s new identities. Each card will need the name of a celebrity well known to all the
students in the class. All sorts of name will work, from people living and dead to cartoon and
movie characters.
Required Materials for this game/ activity

      index cards

Game / Activity Instructions
Pre-game activities:

Make sure the students are comfortable asking questions with yes / no answers. Do a
number of practices with them to ensure they are ready.

Introducing the game:

Tell the students that they have bumped their heads in a minor traffic accident and that as
a result they have amnesia…they can no longer remember their names. Then tell them
that they are well known celebrities. Then tell them that they can only ask questions with
yes / no answers. Do a review of potential questions on the whiteboard.

For example:

Am I old?
Am I young?
Do I have long hair?
Am I a singer?
Am I from England?

Playing the game:
Now take out your celebrity name cards and have the students come up one at a time so
that you can paper clip the name card to the back of their shirt collars. This way, other
people can see the names but they cannot.

The students will quickly figure out that they must guess their “name”. You should
however do an example with them just to make them comfortable with the process.

Tell the students that if they figure out their name they can get a new identity from you
(keep a few extras on you for this purpose).

This game is a fantastic icebreaker and a wonderful way to practice short answer
questions. It gets the students moving around the class and is always a big hit with
students of all ages.

Extending the game:

Change the time frame of the game to the future. Tell the students they have been
cryogenically frozen and have been “unfrozen” 1000 years in the future. During the
unfreezing process they have forgotten their identities….they must ask yes / no questions
to learn who they were. This variation of the game allows students to practice using past
tense question forms…was I tall, did I have long hair, etc..




Animals—Questions

1. Which animal has the most letters

				
DOCUMENT INFO