Draw and Write Together: “We Use Wheels” Rhyme

  • chart paper
  • crayons (optional)
  • marker
  • rhyme
  • wheel

MA Standards:

English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.2.a With guidance and support, recognize and produce rhyming words (e.g., identify words that rhyme with /cat/ such as /bat/ and /sat/).

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Phonological Awareness Identifies and discriminates between sounds and phonemes in language, such as attention to beginning and ending sounds of words and recognition that different words begin or end with the same sound.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 14 Recognize and supply rhythm and rhyme in poetry.

Draw and Write Together: “We Use Wheels” Rhyme

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ELA Focus Skills: Concepts of Print, Listening and Speaking, Phonological Awareness (Rhyme), Vocabulary

Invite children to work together to write their own rhyme about wheels. You may wish to use a template such as the one below. It gives partial lines so children can supply only the rhyming word. Or, let children come up with their own ideas as a group. Read the lines and pause for children to produce the rhyming word.  Help children by giving them prompts. Say, What word rhymes with around? Where do things go rolling, rolling?

Read the completed rhyme aloud with children. You might wish to make copies so they can illustrate the wheeled objects.

We Use Wheels

Wheels on roller skates go around,
Rolling, rolling on the __________. (ground)
Wheels on trucks carry heavy loads,
As they drive on streets and busy ______. (roads)
I push a cart at the grocery store,
I push a mop across the _______. (floor)
Our car has wheels, a bus does, too,
Wheels help us with things we _____. (do)

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