Words that Rhyme with Cat Lesson Plan


Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Select words by hovering mouse over apples - word is revealed
  • Look at word and sound it out
  • If it rhymes with ‘cat’, click and drag the apple into Belinda’s house
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Complete for all words until reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

Pupils to sound out given words and select those that rhyme with ‘cat’

Resources Required

Words that rhyme with cat interactive reading game, interactive whiteboard, small individual whiteboards with pens or paper and pencils, small card (A4 pdf) with picture of a cat, prepared worksheet (A4 pdf) for homework

Learning Objectives

  • To explore and play with rhyming patterns
  • To generate rhyming strings e.g. cat, mat, fat

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain to the class that they will be making words that sound like… (teacher to show the cat picture (A4 pdf)).
  • Encourage pupils to generate some rhyming strings for ‘cat’.
  • Once some ‘cat’ words have been generated ask pupils to sit in a circle.
  • Explain that the cat picture (A4 pdf) card is going to be passed around the circle and each pupil when they receive the card is going to say a word that sounds like ‘cat’. Teacher to explain that the word can be a real word or a nonsense word.
  • Teacher to begin by holding up the ‘cat’ card and saying ‘cat’. Allow the pupils to pass the card and generate ‘cat’ words.
  • Allow as many pupils as possible to generate ‘cat’ words.
  • Teacher to load ‘Words that rhyme with cat’ reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and explain to the class that there are words that rhyme with ‘cat’ hidden in the apples. Belinda the chicken loves apples and wants us to put all the apples that rhyme with ‘cat’ into her house.
  • Teacher to begin game and model revealing a word, encouraging the class to sound the word out, then if it rhymes with ‘cat’ clicking and dragging it into Belinda’s house.
  • Continue with the reading game selecting different pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to reveal words, sound out, then click and drag, or choose another apple.
  • Teaching assistant to work with less able, encouraging them to sound out words correctly.

PLENARY

Teacher to return the reading game to its start page and ask pupils to use their small individual whiteboards to write as many of the words that they can remember. Teaching assistant to help less able to write words. Pupils to read out the words they have written.

Literacy Homework

On prepared worksheets (A4 pdf) ask pupils to write out six words that rhyme with ‘cat’.


Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Select words by hovering mouse over apples - word is revealed
  • Look at word and sound it out
  • If it rhymes with ‘cat’, click and drag the apple into Belinda’s house
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Complete for all words until reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

Pupils to sound out given words and select those that rhyme with ‘cat’

Resources Required

Words that rhyme with cat interactive reading game, interactive whiteboard, individual computers, small card (A4 pdf) with picture of a cat, word processing programme, list of words (A4 pdf) that rhyme with ‘cat’

Learning Objectives

  • To explore and play with rhyming patterns
  • To generate rhyming strings e.g. cat, mat, fat

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to explain to the class that they will be making words that sound like… (teacher to show the cat picture (A4 pdf)).
  • Encourage pupils to generate some rhyming strings for ‘cat’.
  • Once some ‘cat’ words have been generated teacher to load ‘Words that rhyme with cat’ reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and explain to the class that there are words that rhyme with ‘cat’ hidden in the apples. Belinda the chicken loves apples and wants us to put all the apples that rhyme with ‘cat’ into her house.
  • Teacher to begin game and model revealing a word, encouraging the class to sound the word out, then if it rhymes with ‘cat’ clicking and dragging it into Belinda’s house.
  • Explain to pupils that they will now complete the reading game on their computers working with a partner. Pupils to take turns using the mouse and reading the words.
  • Ask pupils to play through the whole reading game sounding out each word as they go (remind pupils to sound out all words, even if they don’t sound or look like ‘cat’).
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers ensuring that the game is being played correctly and that pupils are sounding out words.
  • Any pupils that complete the game quickly should collect from the teacher a list of words (A4 pdf) that rhyme with ‘cat’. * Pupils to use a word processing programme to type these words into list form.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to help pupils load word processing programme.

PLENARY

Teacher to ask pupils to say all the words they can remember from the reading game. Teacher to scribe these on the board. Can anyone think of a rhyming word that was not in the game e.g. brat, flat, that..? To end lesson can anyone make a ‘silly sentence’, e.g. ‘The cat in a hat, sat on a mat with a bat and a rat’?

Literacy Homework

Write another ‘silly sentence’ and illustrate it, or on prepared worksheets (A4 pdf) ask pupils to write out six words that rhyme with ‘cat’. Colour the cat.