Monday, July 20, 2015

Must Read Monday: Books For Rhyming


The theme this week for Must Read Monday is must read books about rhyming.  Rhyming books are such fun stories to read for they tell a tale with playful language.  I love when we read stories that rhyme and children start saying, "That rhymes.........that rhymes."  And then there are those little sweeties that can't seem to hear them - at all!  So, we practice, we read, we play rhyming games, and we just keep working on it!

The Kindergarten Connection and I would love to know what your favorite book(s) about rhyming are.  You can link up with us and/or leave us a comment down below!  Here are a few of my favorites - favorite rhyming books, and favorite books in general!



Come Rhyme With Me! by Hans Wilhelm is a fun story.  It is an ABC book with different animals for each letter, it rhymes, it has riddles, and it has a flap to reveal the answer to the riddle.  It has a little bit of everything and your students will LOVE it!


There's a Wocket in my Pocket! by Dr. Seuss is just a fun and silly rhyming book.  In typical fashion, Dr. Seuss creates made up characters and rhymes them with everything and anything!  I like this book because it allows you to have the conversation that rhyming words do not have to be real words, they just have to sound the same at the end.


I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince is a really cute story about a train switchman named Jack who goes out of his way to save an ant from the train coming down the tracks.  The ant is oblivious to the train and the switchman is relentless in his efforts to switch the train.  This story rhymes and makes sure to convey the message that all life is important - no matter how small.


The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen is a wonderful story to read with a cute message about sadness and happiness.  This rhyming book is full of vocabulary words that require more discussion.  A fish is asked many times why he is so sad............and he responds that he is made that way..........until another fish comes along and changes his perception of himself!   This story can teach to the high kiddos, and yet also be scaffolded to make it understandable for all children.  I always read this book at the end of the year and end our literacy class on a great note!


Silly Sally by Audrey Wood is just plain ole' entertaining.  Silly Sally walks upside down.  She is trying to get to town and meets other friends along the way.  These other friends also get around in a playful way - a pig who dances a jig, a sheep who falls asleep, etc.  Will Silly Sally ever get to town?


The Magic Hat by Mem Fox is a class favorite.  This book rhymes, has riddles and magic - what more can you ask for in a book?  This story allows children to make predictions based on the clues, and the rhyming words help them guess.  Some of the answers are hard, but they start getting the hang of the guesses as the book goes on.  There is something about this book that is just easy to read, easy to like, and the children want you to read it again and again!



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8 comments:

  1. I love your list of books! I've always loved Dr. Seuss books and the kids seem to really enjoy them as well. Silly Sally is new to me and is one that I will have to get for this year. Thanks for sharing! KristiTeaching Little Miracles

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    1. Silly Sally is super cute! It is a fun and easy read and your kiddos would love it!
      Suzanne

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  2. There are a couple of books on here that I really want to try! I Saw an Ant on a Railroad Track sounds like it is along the lines of one of my all-time favorites, Horton Hears a Who. And Come Rhyme With Me sounds like a good one for back-to-school week...I might need to go add to my collection again. :)

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    1. Those two books sort of have a similarity. Good call! It is really clever and cute and the rhymes make it great!
      Suzanne

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  3. I totally love your list of books!! There are several here that I have never heard of but that are now on my Wish List!! I love to learn about new books and you taught me about some great ones! I'm definitely looking into 'Come Rhyme With Me' for the beginning of the year!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing such awesome books and for hosting such a great link up!

    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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    1. Hi Erin! You would love "Come Rhyme With Me" and so would your students. It is a very cute book! They get better at the riddles as the book moves along.
      Suzanne

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  4. I don't have I Saw an Ant on the Railroad track or Come Rhyme With Me - I need to add those to my shopping cart for sure! I bet the kids will love them!

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    1. You would love them Alex! They are fun books and the students stay engaged with them!
      Suzanne

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