Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom, Rhyme-a, Rhyme-a, Zoom-Zoom

Boost rhyming skills with a activity that uses the classic story, Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom by Bill Martin Jr. A read-aloud sparks the interest of young scholars while they point out rhyming words and repeated text. A pocket chart showcases several rhyming words that create a word family. A board game challenges teams to read and locate rhyming words. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Perform the lesson in an ELA center—sit at the table or ask a volunteer to work with a small group to review the concept then play the game
  • Create several small gameboards for multiple teams to play while you circulate and assist as needed
  • Keep the board game and its supplies in a large envelope or bag, allow early finishers to play the game when time permits 
Classroom Considerations
  • Some preparation is required before conducting the lesson 
  • Pupils should be familiar with the concept of rhyming  
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Pros
  • Encourages learners to actively call out responses 
  • The pocket chart creates a strong visual aide 
  • A board game makes review fun and engaging 
Cons
  • None