Lindy’s Dialogue - WAY TO RHYME
(Written by M. C. Arvanitis)
Props: pencil, tablet, enough set of two
rhyming pictures for number of students. Have these placed around the room so each student can find one.
(See how to make the suggested rhyme cards at the end of dialogue.)
Puppets: your school’s teaching puppet. We call ours Lindy.
Teacher: Lindy, time for you. (Don’t take him out yet: say to students) Sometimes Lindy gets
so busy he doesn’t hear us calling him. Lindy, we are waiting.
(Place a pencil in puppet’s mouth before bringing him out. Take pencil from him as you start talking.)
Teacher: I see you are writing again.
Lindy: I was looking for a certain rhyme.
you are making rhymes? I like to rhyme
(to students) Rhymes are words with ending sounds that are alike.
Lindy: I searched all night to find
a rhyme for ‘light’.
Teacher: I think you just found one when you said night. Can anyone tell Lindy another word that rhymes with light? (Teacher copies words that the student suggests
on a tablet even if they don’t rhyme. Lindy repeats each word with the words light/night, nodding when he hears a rhyming word. When he says one that doesn’t rhyme, teacher stops him.)
Teacher: That’s a good word, (name student who offered it) but does it rhyme? Let’s say that word again and listen carefully. Does that word really rhyme with light or night?
(Student listens and react.)
Lindy: Wow, now I have enough rhyming words to finish my poem I’m writing. Thank you.
Ok Lindy, we were glad to help you. (Turn to students.) Let’s play a rhyming game. I’ve hidden some rhyming cards in the room. Each of you must find one. When you find your rhyme card, show it to Lindy and he will read it for you.
(Let Lindy read cards as students find theirs. When everyone has a card have them sit down again.)
Teacher: Everyone look at your card. The picture on it represents a word. We’ll
take turns reading your card. The rest of you listen carefully to hear if the word sounds like the picture on your card. When you hear the word that rhymes with your card stand next to that person.
repeat the word of the picture on his/her card. When each child has found the matching rhyme, continue dialogue.
Lindy: You all rhyme so well. I’m proud of you so I will give you a treat.
(Have Lindy give each child a kiss on the cheek.)
Teacher: Now that is a neat, sweet treat Lindy. Thanks for the rhyming lesson. (Teacher returns puppet to his place.)
Instruction on making rhyming cards
Draw or find pictures
of the rhyme sets listed below. Glue each picture on a 5”x3” cardboard. Laminate for longer use.
List of rhyming words, (I’m sure you’ll find more.)
(Remember your students should easily recognize pictures of each word.)
bear/chair – house/mouse – bee/tree – dish-fish – bat/cat –
frog/dog – moon/spoon – bug-rug – moose/goose – fox/box – egg/leg – goat/boat – nail/pail – plant/ant.