May 3rd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Change-a-Rhyme

Elementary School Resource

Change-a-Rhyme

After learning and repeating numerous nursery rhymes, children will use a familiar nursery rhyme such as “Humpty Dumpty,” or “Jack and Jill” that will require them to supply a rhyming word to complete a revised version.

e.g. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall . might become
Humpty Dumpty sat on a chair, Humpty Dumpty jumped in the air. OR
Humpty Dumpty sat on a bed, Humpty Dumpty bumped his head.

The teacher will list the “new” rhymes on a chart. Children will have opportunities to role-play the actions of the original and revised rhymes.

Children can also draw pictures to illustrate the rhymes.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RF.PK.2.a, RF.PK.2.b, RF.K.2.a, and ELA1.E.LR1E.

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