Hickory, Dickory, Dock

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Reinforce phonics skills through the ever-favorite nursery rhyme, Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Scholars listen carefully for the letter d and word family -ock in order to produce additional rhyming words. After a class discussion, pupils get crafty to create a miniature clock and mouse that moves up and down it. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Locate additional nursery rhymes to share with the class when time permits, and point out similar initial consonants and blends as the ones found in Hickory, Dickory, Dock
  • Instead of of attaching the mouse with string, paste the mouse onto a large popsicle stick, and have pupils move the mouse like a puppet next to each word
Classroom Considerations
  • The craft portion requires assistance; invite family members to volunteer their time 
  • Copy template onto cardstock paper for a sturdier finsihed product 
  • Stresses the importance of making the correct /d/ sound
  • Offers detailed, step-by-step instructions
  • Provides one extension activity 
  • None