Lesson Plan #:AELP-RDG001
Submitted by: Krisl Beres
School/University/Affiliation: Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT Date: November 11, 1998
Grade Level(s): 1, 2
- Language Arts/Reading
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Description: This lesson engages students in word and sentence formation using rhyme. Students will play a game, dance, and listen to music.
Goals: Students will create new words and new meaningful sentences using rhyming strategies.
Objective(s): The students will be able to read (silently/aloud) and write words containing the op rhyme.
- Tape player & cassette, selection of two Charlie Parker musical pieces, flipchart or chalkboard, colored markers/pencils, paper, worksheets
- For the word & letter cards: blank flashcards (2 x 3), stiff paper/tag, stapler & staples, scissors, ruler.
- The book Charlie Parker played Be-Bop, by Chris Raschka (1992), Orchard Books.
How to make the word and letter cards:
- With a dark marker write letters on blank flash cards (2 x 3). If you would like to stress certain letters you can make them a different color (e.g. the short o red and all others black). The letters used in this lesson are: b, h, m, d, r, f, l, s, t, o, p (2).
- Cut the stiff paper or tag to make 11 x 5 pieces. Fold up 1 1/2 along the long edge. Staple in four places to make four equal sized pockets for the letter cards.
- Worksheet from the Short Vowel O Workbook
- Be-bop And Other op Words
Set/Initiation: 1. Play two selections of Charlie Parker music, one quick and upbeat the other with a slower feeling. During each selection, have the children stand up and show how the music makes them feel. 2. Introduce Charlie Parker who invented the type of music called be-bop . The book that the teacher will read aloud is, Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop (by Chris Raschka, Orchard Books, 1992). 3. Review vocabulary words from the book that may be unfamiliar to the children (e.g. saxophone, trombone, barbeque).