Lesson Plan

Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes

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As a class, scholars read the poems, Humpty Dumpty, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, and Jack and Jill, in order to identify words with the same ending sound. Using their rhyming skills, learners brainstorm additional words from word families -all, -ell, and -ill. Additional rhyming practice comes from a website that showcases an assortment of word families and poems. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create eye-catching posters displaying the lesson's featured poems as well as a corresponding anchor chart for learners to reference during and after the lesson 
  • Draw or paste pictures that represent the words onto index cards to assist struggling readers 
  • If classroom technology is not available, schedule time in the computer lab or gain access to the technology cart so pupils can browse the website 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson requires four 20-minute periods to complete
  • Prepare beforehand a one-page black and white copy for each participant 
  • Five extension activities can be found at the end of the lesson plan 
  • The plan incorporates an art and technology component
  • Includes four evaluation methods 
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