Rhyming with Mother Goose

By mid year, I expect that Kindergartens can identify rhymes and produce rhymes. Its hard for students who English is not their first language and for students with significant language delays. Mother Goose has been around for ages and is something my mom read to me when I was little. Many of my students have no clue who she is or the fun her poetry and rhymes can be. I used This Old Man to create rhyming cards and several emerging math activities for students.

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  1. Thats a great idea! I remember when I used to work with preschoolers who were in foster care (most of them who'd been recently removed from their parents due to serious abuse and neglect) A LOT of them didn't know about nursery rhymes... despite not having language delays or being ELLs.... because nobody had bothered to read or sing nursery rhymes to them before!

  2. I hope you found the activities useful in your school. I work in a highly impacted urban school, for many of them have not heard nursey rhymes. I love these types of books to teach patterns and rhymes because even in Kindergarten they learn to "read" the book which they think is the coolest thing ever :)

  3. This is awesome! Thank you so much! WOW!

    I am glad I have the summer to blog stalk. I haven't been back by lately after I started following you. I'll have to be sure and stop by more often. I would love for you to come check out the rhyming *freebies* I just shared.

    If you and your kiddos love Pete the Cat, I am having a huge giveaway that I would love for you to be part of! =)

    Heather's Heart


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