Monday, June 14, 2010

Book of the Week! June 14

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

With Father's Day this weekend, what better book than one that celebrates our Dads, and their patience with kids!

Description: The study of common rimes, or word families, is vital to students' early reading and writing skills. Through the contrast of short-vowel patterns, this lesson supports first- and second-grade students' use of analogy to apply their knowledge of vowel sounds in reading and spelling new words. The integration of Dr. Seuss rhymes creates an engaging study of onsets and rimes. Students will discover patterns in words, sort words based on their vowel patterns, and apply their knowledge in reading and writing activities.

1. Rhyming is the most obvious activity you can do with your children along with reading this book. You can create your own rhymes, maybe even write that special man in your family's life a rhyming Father's Day card!
2. Play Hop on Pop Hopscotch! Check it out here:
3. Ask these questions about the book:

•Do we recognize any words from this book?

•Have we seen any of these words from previous Dr. Seuss books?

•What theme do we see with Dr. Seuss and how he uses words?

•Hop and Pop rhyme…can you name two words that rhyme?

•Hop and Pop have the short -o- vowel sound, can you name two words with this short -o- vowel sound?

•Cat and Pat have short vowel –a- sounds, can you name two words with short vowel –a- sounds?

•Red and Bed have short vowel –e- sounds, can you name two words with short vowel –e- sounds?

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