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Rhyme Your Name
Grade Level(s): K
By: Tricia

Children will use examples from the book that is presented to create rhymes for their own classroom book.


  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
  • Sentence strips and markers to write each child's last name.
  • Children should have previous experience with rhyming and with recognizing their last name.
  • Each page of the class book can be laminated for durabilitiy.


  1. Read the book, Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, to the class.
  2. Point out rhyming words used in the text. The children should recognize that each student's last name (in Miss Bindergarten's class) has been used in a rhyming sentence.
  3. Put each child in your classroom's last name on a sentence strip and place in a bucket or tub. Pull one name at a time.
  4. That child should recognize his/her last name and stand up. Let the class help think of possible rhyming words for each child's name.
  5. Tell each child to discuss and think about this for "homework" because tomorrow you will make a class book using last names to make sentences.
  6. On the second day, re-read the book. Let each child dictate a sentence that contains a rhyme with their own last name.
  7. Each child will then illustrate their sentence. A class book will be made of all the pages. Since my name is Mrs. Pugh, we titled our book, "Mrs. Pugh Loves Rhyming with You!"
  8. Some of the children's sentences were "John Chance loves to dance," "Amy Rice is very nice," "Matt Sharp caught a carp."


Copyright 1999 by Tricia. All Rights Reserved. Related Book: Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten


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