Archive for March 13th, 2010

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?

Note the iPod used in the small group lesson.

Students clap while singing a rhyming song.

We had so much fun working together in small group!

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