Shared Poetry Reading: Teaching Print Concepts, Rhyme, and Vocabulary. By: Sheila Fabiny. Grade Level: Kindergarten Subject: Language Arts Topic: The students will learn about reading and rhyming. Objectives: Learn about important concepts of print including left-to-right.
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By: Sheila Fabiny
Learn about important concepts of print including left-to-right.
Where they should begin reading a poem and watching spoken words
matched to print during read-aloud of the poem.
Demonstrate word recognition critical to reading comprehension by
matching words to print as they are being read and by identifying familiar
words in a poem.
Demonstrate understanding of rhyming words by identifying and
discussing them in a nursery rhyme and creating a list of words that
rhyme with key rhyming words from the text.
Practice acquiring and using new vocabulary by identifying an unfamiliar
word, discussing it, and using it to create a predictable class book.
Read the poem Kittens.
Discuss words they do not know (slumber).
Talk about kittens.
Give students a copy of the poem and ask where they would start to read.
Have them read it as a group.
Point out the words that rhyme.
Try to find other rhyming words.
Have students circle the rhyming words on their copy of the poem.
Create a class book using rhyme.
Find out what the students learned about rhyming.
Do they remember which way they should read?
Do they remember what the words mean that were discussed at the beginning?
Copies of the poem Kittens
3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound–letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
11. Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
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A black-nosed kitten Vocabulary will slumber all day,
A white-nosed kitten is ever glad to play,
A yellow-nosed kitten will answer to your call,
And a gray-nosed kitten I wouldn't have at all!
Discussion Questions Vocabulary
What colors are kittens?
What do kittens do?
What does the word slumber mean?
Did you find any rhyming words?
Rhyming words are words that sound the same.
They are words that are usually at the end of a sentence in a poem.
Rhyming words do not have to be spelled the
Cat Hat Bat
Wall Tall Ball
Sun Fun Bun
Tree Bee We
Car Far Tar
Let’s think of more words that rhyme. Vocabulary
What word rhymes with Vocabularycat?
dog ball bat
What word rhymes with Vocabularyball?
cat fall car
What word rhymes with Vocabularyfun?
sun bus book
You are right! Vocabulary
Try again! Vocabulary