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Cookies and Rhyme

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Author:Kay Mathews
System: Covington County
School: Red Level High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 13082


Cookies and Rhyme


This lesson will help students reinforce reading readiness skills (rhyming) with a chant and activities. After reading the story,Who Took The Cookies From The Cookie Jar, the students will recite the word that rhymes with a word from the line in the story. A puppet activity and Internet games will reinforce rhyming skills.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
TC2 (K-2)
7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories
  • Evaluating accuracy of digital content
  • Example: determining fact versus opinion
    ELA2015 (K)
    5. Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems). [RL.K.5]
    ELA2015 (K)
    11. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. [RI.K.2]
    ELA2015 (K)
    21. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). [RF.K.2]
    a. Recognize and produce rhyming words. [RF.K.2a]
    b. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words. [RF.K.2b]
    c. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words. [RF.K.2c]
    d. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.) (Words, syllables, or phonemes written in /slashes/ refer to their pronunciation or phonology. Thus, /CVC/ is a word with three phonemes regardless of the number of letters in the spelling of the word.) [RF.K.2d]
    e. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words. [RF.K.2e]
    ELA2015 (K)
    36. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. [SL.K.6]

    Local/National Standards:


    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    Students will provide examples of simple words that rhyme. Students will use Internet sites to practice rhyming words.

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    61 to 90 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    Skunk puppet or puppet of choice, bell, chant written on chart paper, large cookie jar, rhyming cookie picture cards, big book, Who Took the Cookies From The Cookie Jar?, by Bonnie Lass & Philemon Sturges

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Computer(s) with Internet access


    Students should be familiar with using the Internet and computers.

    1.)Introduce the lesson with the chant:
    Group: Who took the cookies from the cookie jar?
    (student's name) took the cookies from the cookie jar!
    Child's response: "Who Me?"
    Group response: "Yes, You!"
    Child's response: "Couldn't be!"
    Group response: "Then Who?"
    (Repeat Chorus)
    Introduce the book, Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?

    2.)Introduce the puppet, Bunky Skunky, to the class. Explain to the students that Bunky Skunky has a bell that only rings when he hears rhyming words.

    3.)Read the story, Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass & Philmon Sturges. During the first reading session, the puppet will ring the bell every time a rhyming pair is read. During the second reading have a student ring the bell for each pair of rhyming words.

    4.)Bunky Skunky rhyme game:
    Place the cookie jar in front of the students. Pass the cookie picture rhyming cards out to the students. Review the story previously read and name the picture cards (make sure students know the picture names on the rhyming cards). To begin the game, say the chant and ask a student to name his picture card. The student with the matching rhyming card then stands up. If the pair is matched correctly, Bunky Skunky will ring the bell. The pair of cookies are then placed in the cookie jar. Continue the game until all students have placed their cookie game pieces into the cookie jar.

    5.)After the game, let students play rhyming games on the Internet to reinforce what they have learned. Let students work with a partner on the computer.
    (Reggie Rino)
    This site allows students to match rhyming words.

    (Rhyming Game)
    This site provides students with an interactive game to reinforce what they have learned about rhyming words.


    Assessment Strategies

    The teacher will observe student responses during the Bunky Skunky rhyming game and assess accuracy.


    Prepare rhyming take-home book bags. These bags should consist of a parent note, a rhyming book and a simple activity.



    Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

    Presentation of Material Environment
    Time Demands Materials
    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.