- Read Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. As you read, point out the rhyming words that are used in the book. As students begin to catch on, invite them to point out words that rhyme by raising their hands as they hear you read them.
- On chart paper or on a whiteboard, make a list of the rhyming words that are used in the book.
- Explain that words that rhyme are often in the same word family—but not always. Give examples of rhymes that are in the same word family, such as tall, fall, call and wall. Then show examples of rhyming words that do not share the same word family ending, such as there and chair.
- Tell students that they are going to learn about five word families: -all, -at, -ay, -ed and -ight.
- Place the word family cards in a pocket chart to make five columns of four.
- One at a time, hold up the onset cards and ask, “Can we put this card in front of one of the word families to make a word?” Invite students to tell you which word family you can use to form a word. (Answers may vary. To ensure that you don’t have any cards left over, guide students to the answers provided on the answer key.)
- Choose a student to come up to the pocket chart and put the onset card in the correct place. Have students say the word aloud together.
- Continue until you have built all 20 words.