Friday, September 23, 2011

Predicting, Reading responses and rhyming

As we work on more comprehension strategies in my classroom, I've noticed that many of my students don't know what the word "prediction" means!  So, I hurried and created a mini-lesson to help!

First, you introduce what predicting means {guessing is what I compare it to} and use these cards to hang on the board:

Then, you tell them that when they predict what is going to happen in a story, they can say one of the following:

We then read the book, Do you Want to Be My Friend? By Eric Carle.


This is a perfect book to predict! The mouse is looking for a friend. On each page it gives a hint as to what animal he will ask to be his friend {it shows their tail}.  I have my kiddos raise their hand if they can predict what animal it might be. They will say:

I predict...
I bet...
I think...

After that, we practice our predicting skills!  I use these animal posters and cover up most of the picture and have them predict what animal it is. {so when you download this mini-lesson, you'll have to cut out your pictures and find a piece of paper to cover up most of the picture}

They record each animal on their recording sheet. Afterward, we go through to see if their predictions were correct.

Click {HERE} to download the predicting mini-lesson!

Oh and I have some reading responses that I put on my TpT store for Free {11 pages!!!!!}!  
Go grab them {here}. the title of this post said...I've got one rhyming/matching game. Some of my sweeties are having a really hard time with rhyming {I've never really had a problem with it in years past}.
 I'll say, what rhymes with {mop} and they'll say {cat}. It's quite frustrating, but I just smile REAL big and say, no let's try again.

Needless to say, a few do not have rhyming down quite yet. 

Here's a rhyming/matching game!  
{click the picture to download for free}  

Ok... so I've done rhyming games, word families, and songs....NOW WHAT? 
How can I help my little sweeties with rhyming when they just aren't getting it? HELP!

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Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE your predicting mini-lesson. I have used I Went Walking to teach predicting and later in the year we revisit prediciting again when we read Once There was a Bull(frog) for compound words.

I agree with rhyming and the sweet little ears that cannot hear them! I have several "free" rhyming activities on my blog that have really helped some of my kiddos!

Kathy said...

Have you tried Willoughby Wallaby by Raffi? When my students don't seem to get rhyming words I always revert back to that. We make elephants out of torn paper and have him sit on a picture of them and complete the rhyme. For example...

Willoughby Wallaby Waw
The elephant sat on Miss Law.

Turn it into a class book for future reference and fun.

Those who didn't get it before do then.

First Grade a la Carte

wrodriguez said...

I love your predicting mini unit. I just want to shout out a "Thank you" for teachers who have free downloads. I know you work hard and i do appreciate it. Its just so hard to buy everything. Its my first year in kindergarten so I need EVERYTHING. THANK YOU AGAIN

Grade ONEderful said...

Great predicting lesson. Thank you!

Grade ONEderful

Kristin said...

I love everything single thing about this post. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My kids are good with rhyming when they have to match or find partners or anything like that. It's when it comes to producing one out of thin air that we run into problems. And THAT'S how's it assessed on our District Assessments. And they have to produce TWO rhyming words, not just one. UGH. I feel your pain!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Beth said...

Thank you for everything you posted. I'm getting ready to work on lesson plans and these activities will be great. It's so nice of you to share freebies with us!

Erv said...

I need everything you posted! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

Jennifer said...

Love the predicting information. Thank you!!!

As far as rhyming goes, I think it is one of those things that is developmental. Until the child's brain is ready to get it, they won't. We just keep presenting and practicing until hopefully, they do.

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing!

Frolicking Through First

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Mrs. D said...

Love the predicting mini lesson! :) Thank you!

april in tx said...

When I taught Pre-K to ESL kids, we wuld start with nonsense rhyming with names. Whose name rhymes with Tacob (Jacob).

They seemed to catch onto that quickly. Then they started making their own up.The last step we attempted was rhyming real words.

If they know their letters, you could actually write it out. Look cAT and fAT rhyme...can you see what's the same about them?

Carrie said...

Love your *free* reading response sheets! I just shared them on my blog! Thanks!

BookshelfMonstrosity said...

This is a great post! As an elementary librarian, I do a lot of work on comprehension strategies. Your reading responses will also be awesome for my kiddies. Keep it coming!!!

Tara said...

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE your stuff and all your wonderful creations!!!! Love!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

4th Grade Frolics

Anonymous said...

I thought I was just soon a bad job teaching rhyming words this year. My kids are having more difficultly his year with rhyming words than gets past. I feel so stuck and frustrated!

Kelly said...

I am a Pre-K teacher and we hit rhyming REALLY hard. My kids start to pick up on it when we rhyme their names with nonsense words (Jadon hadon). They walk around the room all day long making rhyming nonsense words. We also do rhyming puzzle pieces. There will be a picture of a star, and the corresponding puzzle piece is a car. That way they can self correct. It works really well in small groups. Rhyming baskets and object cards are great too.

Ana said...

Thank you for the freebies!! Love your work!! Bless you!!

As far as rhyming, my kids always seem to get into it when we create nonsense rhymes by changing the beginning letter in a word to any other consonant. We try with our names first and then other words :)

mrs. c said...

Just keep on exposing them to rhyming words over and over and over. I also say, rhyming words are words that sound alike at the end.
I call it the "lightblub" you just keep on going over it and suddenly they "hear" rhyming words. Their absolute favorite song is Down By the Bay and I have made flannelboard characters such as: sheep driving a jeep, bear with purple hair, bird writing a word, pig wearing a wig, dog sitting on a frog, snail with feathers on it's shell, etc. I made 20 because I have that many students. We take turns singing and they put them on the board. I also put them out for use in the writing center. Don;t worry, they will get it!!

sspeller said...

I cannot wait to use this prediction lesson in August! Love it!

Kiang said...

Hello, Thanks for sharing the awesome ideas ^^ this helps a lot in my lesson planning ^^ thank you so much :)

Celeste said...

I can't get this freebies to download. Are they still available?

mandy Polley said...

Did you receive an answer to this?

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