Your students will be giggling as they make silly rhymes while singing an altered Halloween version of “Down by the Bay”. The visuals that accompany this activity assist exceptional students and English Language Learners with their rhymes and vocabulary. This resource is differentiated and includes FOUR LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY for each activity. Supporting activities to scaffold the rhyming for the lyrics include: mountain letter vocabulary printing with visuals; I Have Who Has card game; and a Syllable Count activity with cards. Extension activities after the song has been completed include: Song Writing Template; Writing Worksheet; and My Pumpkin Says Book Template. These products are great for a gradual release continuum from modelled to independent practice.
These activities embrace the fun of Halloween and reinforce rhyming skills in a musical manner. In addition, you know you are supporting your student's learning because oral language is such an important prerequisite to developing strong phonemic awareness, reading and writing skills.