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A creative reading lesson for students in Foundation and Year 1, that explores rhyming words in order to build phonics skills and vocabulary. Here is an example of the lesson using rhyming words from the text ‘Mr McGee Goes to Sea’ by Pamela Allen.
PhonicsOnset & Rime
Grade:1-K
Lesson from Cleverbean

Mr McGee Goes to Sea - Rhyming Umbrella

Learning Intention: Build rhyming vocabulary by creating a visual umbrella display.

A creative reading lesson for students in Foundation and Year 1, that explores rhyming words in order to build phonics skills and vocabulary. Here is an example of the lesson using rhyming words from the text ‘Mr McGee Goes to Sea’ by Pamela Allen.
PhonicsOnset & Rime
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: 1-K

Mr McGee Goes to Sea - Rhyming Umbrella

Learning Intention: Build rhyming vocabulary by creating a visual umbrella display.

What you'll need

  • Coloured pieces of cardboard x 5 shaped as an umbrella (see image)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Whiteboard
Curriculum

Foundation - ACELA1439

Grade 1 - ACELA1457

Success criteria

  • I can listen/read a selected text and highlight the rhyming words.
  • I can replace the initial sounds to create new rhyming words.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Bring students attention to the learning intention.

  2. Explain that in this lesson they will be looking at rhyming words, which are words that have the same or similar ending sound. A rhyming word can be created by replacing the initial sound in a word, for example, ‘boat’ becomes ‘goat’. Ask students if they can think of any other examples.

  3. Before reading the chosen text, ask students to listen intently for rhyming words throughout the story.

  4. Read the chosen text, for example, ‘Mr McGee Goes to Sea’ by Pamela Allen.