RL5, RF2, RF4
Give each student a work mat (boxes with paired rhyming words) and have the students match the pictures to the words to create pairs of rhyming words. This can also be done as a whole group activity (give each student a picture and have them identify the word and place it in the correct box and have the student with the rhyming word do the same, or have students with rhyming words get into pairs.
This is a very engaging read aloud and perfect to provide a visual, auditory and written means of engagement to differentiate the lesson.
I also included a follow-up activity that I incorporated into math. Simply use colored (or white) paper to trace the outline provided and glue the wings (spread apart) down onto the body. I glued everything down on a sheet of green construction paper. I then cut out dots and provided each student a baggy containing 10 dots. I had students roll a single dice and put the same number of dots on the left wing. Students then put the remaining dots on the right wing and wrote the number on each wing and the total number. I then wrote _______ and __________ make _______ under the lady bug and students filled it in with the correct numbers. Students were focusing on making 10, but this can be modified to suit your instructional needs. This activitity was used to informally assess the following standards:
K.OA.1, K.OA.2, K.OA.3, K.OA.4, K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.4