Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rhyming Bridge {Is Falling Down}

{is falling down}
This month we are reading lots of Dr. Seuss books. These books are used as a springboard to reinforce rhyme, word families, and so much more.

After reading Hop On Pop and noting the rhyming in the book, my students had fun playing 
rhyming bridge.

It's played like London Bridge is Falling Down, and is sung to the same tune.

Two students were the 'bridge', the rest made a line-up and took turns passing under the bridge as we sang:

Rhyming bridge is falling down,
falling down,
falling down,
Rhyming bridge is falling down
My fair lady-o.
Whoever was caught in the bridge had to come up with a pair of words that rhymed before they were released.
eg. bear, chair
We continued playing until everyone had a turn getting caught & making their rhyme.

To aid those who are not yet confident in their rhyming abilities, I gave a prompt such as:
Can you think of a word that rhymes with ....

This activity was so much fun, and is a great way to reinforce phonemic awareness skills while getting up and moving around the room!

For more rhyming fun, check out my It's Time For Rhyme! pack {here}


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

My kids would love it!
First Grade Blue SKies

Keys4Education said...

Oh goodness - I LOVE this and so will my kiddos. :o) Definitely going in my plans for this week.

Lori said...

What a cute version to play of this song! Very fun!
Conversations in Literacy

Liz Mccaw said...

I can't believe it!! I have been playing this game with my class for the last few year. The only difference is that they travel in pairs and produce a rhyming pair when caught. It goes much faster and they love it! Liz

Cindy Dy said...

Thank you for this post. Keep it up. Hope to read more post from you guys.


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