Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rhyming Re-visted

One way I've introduced the concept of rhyming is to play nonsense rhymes with the students' names and pictures of familiar objects.

We sing just this line to Raffi's Willoghby Wallaby song and then let the kids fill in the pause/blank.

Willoughby Wallaby Wanny
An elephant sat on _______ (Danny)
(we repeat this so that all of the kids have a turn.)

Then I put up pictures of common objects on the felt board and sing it with those:

Willougby Wallaby Wable
An elephant sat on a ______(table)

Kelly's Kindergarten also has a power point you can download for free for the song Down By The Bay. She includes a link for the music as well.

You'll find other strategies that I use in this previous post.


Sue said...

Hi Michelle,
I am a special education teacher in regional Victoria, Australia. I had a great time looking around your blog today. I will add you to my links and come back to visit often.

Michelle_special_ed_teacher said...

Hi Sue-
Please come back and visit! My husband and I are hoping to be able to visit Australia some day. We tend to drive distances well with each other so we love to find interesting places that aren't necessarily in tour guides....maybe you could offer some ideas!

TheFiveDays said...

A very timely post for me! My 6-year-old has autism and is struggling a bit with rhyming. He is in a mainstream kindergarten with an aide and I am looking for some things I can do with him at hope to help fill in the gap. Thank you for all the ideas!

Felicia Adams said...

Michelle, we'd like to talk with you about being expert blogger for our panel on special education called "Classroom Insider". Can you contact me and let me know if you are interested?

Michelle_special_ed_teacher said...

You might want to try some word family sorts with pictures and the printed words (sat, cat, bat, fat). I have often found that children with autism tend to be strong visual learners. The skill of rhyming is essentially an auditory skill. If you could show him a pattern visually maybe that will help to spark something too!

Michelle_special_ed_teacher said...

@Felicia Adams
Hi Felicia-
I have e-mailed you off the blog. Please let me know details.

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Hi Michelle,
Rhyming non-sense will definitely make sense for your kids. To promote special kids, something special should be done. Autism can be dealt well with rhyming and visual learning.
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