Five Speckled Frogs - UG, OG and OOL Word Families
This reading selection can be copied as a full-page flip emergent reader printable book by directing the copier to use two staples. It can also be made into a smaller flip booklet by cutting it in the middle .
Make Puppets to Act Out the Story!
Note: Templates to make the frog and paper bag puppet shown here are found in the members' area under the heading Nursery Rhymes .
The Cat and the Fiddle - AT Family
Hickory Dickory Dock - OCK Family
Little Boy Blue - EEP and OW Family
Humpty Dumpty - ALL Family
Five Little Monkeys - UMP Family
Note: Templates to make the monkey puppet to act out the story can be found in the members' area.
Mary Wore Her Red Dress
The children can color the pictures according to the words of the reading selection. This is a good review of color words.
Picture Version of Reading
Nursery rhymes are a great phonemic awareness introduction for young children because they introduce rhyme and common word families. After reading these in a shared reading experience you can hand- out the word family picture cards below. As you are handing them out tell the children the name of the picture. Look at the word frog, log, cool, pool and bug in the nursery rhyme FIVE SPECKLED FROGS. Have the children come forward if they have the rhyming card. This is also a great vocabulary development activity because you can also discuss the meaning of each word.
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hey Diddle Diddle
Five Little Monkeys
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