Recently I worked with teachers to plan and teach small group lessons in K-5 in Pennsylvania. One of the kindergarten lessons centered on rhyming. We began with what children were familiar with and could connect to. The teacher chose a rhyming song from Jack Hartmann that she’d taught it in whole group instruction (and the kids loved). We worked with 4 children who still needed support with rhyming and sang the song with just those children using an I-pod. Then we had them identify and produce rhyming words. In a smaller group these students took more risks than in whole group, and the familiar song gave them a link to learning.
What rhyming songs do your kids love?