Rhyme Your Name
Children will use examples from the book that is presented to create rhymes for their own classroom book.
- Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
- Sentence strips and markers to write each child's last name.
- Children should have previous experience with rhyming and with recognizing their last name.
- Each page of the class book can be laminated for durabilitiy.
- Read the book, Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, to the class.
- Point out rhyming words used in the text. The children should recognize that each student's last name (in Miss Bindergarten's class) has been used in a rhyming sentence.
- Put each child in your classroom's last name on a sentence strip and place in a bucket or tub. Pull one name at a time.
- That child should recognize his/her last name and stand up. Let the class help think of possible rhyming words for each child's name.
- Tell each child to discuss and think about this for "homework" because tomorrow you will make a class book using last names to make sentences.
- On the second day, re-read the book. Let each child dictate a sentence that contains a rhyme with their own last name.
- Each child will then illustrate their sentence. A class book will be made of all the pages. Since my name is Mrs. Pugh, we titled our book, "Mrs. Pugh Loves Rhyming with You!"
- Some of the children's sentences were "John Chance loves to dance," "Amy Rice is very nice," "Matt Sharp caught a carp."
Copyright 1999 by Tricia. All Rights Reserved. Related Book: Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten