Grade Level: Kindergarten
Subjects: Language Arts, Art, Music, Math, and Technology
The student will recite five out of ten nursery rhymes introduced.
The student will recognize rhyming words when given word pairs.
The student will dramatize at least one nursery rhyme using simple props.
The student will learn to sing nursery rhymes.
The student will use page numbers in a book to locate picture information.
Duration of Lesson: 5 days (20-30 minutes per day)
CD player or record player
The Real Mother Goose
Acceptable Use Policy signed and on file
word processing program
floppy disk (optional)
Microsoft Power Point
These can be used in a lab setting as well as in an individual classroom. I like to assign each student a floppy disk to use all year and allow them to take them home at the end of the year as a part of their portfolio.
Begin the week by collecting and displaying as many copies of Mother Goose books
that you can find.
Some teacher supply stores have individual nursery rhymes on poster size charts.
Use a word processor to make a template so the children can create their on nursery
Copy Nursery Rhyme Scavenger Hunt
Find copies of Nursery Rhymes that can be cut apart and used as sequence cards
or use link.
Visit your school and local library to collect as many copies of Mother Goose books as you can.
FYI - Here is a site that gives a brief history of Mother Goose Story of Mother Goose.
Day 1 - Begin by reading a few of your favorite nursery rhymes to the class. Ask the children if they recognize any of the rhymes you have read and if they know any rhymes they would like to share with the class. Read additional rhymes and discuss any vocabulary they may not be familiar with. e.g., In "Little Miss Muffet" she is eating curds and whey. Model looking up words in the dictionary. List the new words on chart paper and then use them in a vocabulary book or on a Humpty Dumpty wall of words.
Ask the children if they know what each nursery rhyme has in common. Hopefully someone will mention rhyming word, but other answers may include food, animals, children, etc. Allow children time to recite the rhymes they enjoyed the most. You may want to end this lesson with a color sheet of a nursery rhyme.
Day 2 - Review nursery rhymes from day one. Introduce songs from Dr. Jean Feldman, Rockin' Rhymes and Good Ol Times. Have children dictate a few class rhymes before sending them to the computer to write their own rhymes. See Rhyme Template. You may want to pair the children up with an older child for this activity if you are using a lab setting if not the kindergarten aide or parent volunteer may want to work with the children one at a time in the classroom. These rhymes can be made into a class book of rhymes to be put in "Little Jack Horner's" reading corner.
Day 3 - Allow time for the children to illustrate and finish their rhymes from day two. Read additional nursery rhymes from The Real Mother Goose book. Using sequence cards have the children put their pictures in the right order and then recite the rhyme. A good art center activity could be to make Mother Goose puppets out of old white sock and scrap fabric or felt pieces.
Day 4 - Give each child or group of children a nursery rhyme to dramatize. Allow them a few minutes to work on their dramatizations. Using simple props as needed. Bring the children back together and have them act out the nursery rhyme and see if the other children can guess what characters or rhyme they are.
Day 5 - Place the children in small groups or pairs to complete the nursery rhyme scavenger hunt. Each group/pair will need a copy of Mother Goose Rhymes, (all the same title with lots of pictures if possible) read aloud each clue and have the children search their books to discover the correct answers. You may wish to keep score and reward the winning group.
Materials may be read, and re-read to students with special needs. Working with small groups or pairs of children should eliminate any problems for students having trouble. Tapes and books can be placed in a listening center for children to use during free time.
Dramatizations can be used as a program for parents or another classroom. Video tape dramatizations to be shown to the class later or shared with parents during open house or PTA. More advanced students may wish to perform more than one Nursery Rhyme or gather props for the other groups. Students can use the Internet to gather clip art for their rhyme books. You may want to ask someone to dress up like mother goose and read to the children, or have a dress up day, where the children come dressed as their favorite nursery rhyme character.
Individual assessment can be done by using the grading rubric. Class participation in dramatizations and coral reading of rhymes. Ability to dictate rhymes for class book should be considered when assessing.
Virginia Instructional Goals and Objectives:
RLA: K.1.3, K.3.1, K.2.3
MA: K.1.7, K.2.1, K.3.3, K.4.2
Standard 5 Reading Process
7. Uses a picture dictionary to determine word meaning
Standard 8 Listening and Speaking
1. Makes contributions in class and group discussions (e.g., recounts personal experiences, reports on ideas and personal knowledge about a topic, initiates conversations, connects ideas and experiences with those of others)
2. Asks and responds to questions
3. Follows rules of conversation (e.g., takes turns, raises hand to speak, stays on topic, focuses attention on speaker)
6. Gives and responds to oral directions
7. Recites and responds to familiar stories, poems, and rhymes with patterns (e.g., retells in sequence; relates information to own life; describes character, setting, plot)
8. Listens and responds to a variety of media (e.g., books, audio tapes, video
2. Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of numbers
2. Uses acting skills
Standard 2: Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs
3. Uses menu options and commands
The Real Mother Goose Book
History Of Mother Goose
Music by Dr. Jean Feldman
Nursery Rhyme Theme-A-Saurus Totline by Jean Warren
Down Mother Goose
Flannel Board Felt Kits to purchase
Mother Goose coloring book
Flinn Elementary School
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