Saturday, November 3, 2012

ANIMAL CHANT

I was preparing a presentation on oral language and I found this chant that my daughter wrote.  It ties in perfectly with Core Standards of  "Speaking and Listening."  
In addition to oral language, this activity will encourage children to track from left to right, rhyme, and feel like "I can read!"

Animal Chant
By Dr. Holly

This is a delightful partner poem my daughter wrote that will help children gain confidence in reading and speaking.  The teacher reads the first line and then the children repeat it.  Practice each verse several times.  
*Add rhythm by clapping, snapping, or tapping to each syllable.
*Write each verse on a poster or use with an interactive white board.  
*Track words from left to right as you read and as the children "echo" the words.
*Color code lines that the teacher reads (blue) and lines that the children read (red) and the last word they read in unison (green).  
*Have children illustrate the verses and make a class book.
*Make a take home book for each child to practice reading with her parents.
Hint!  I would do one verse each day.  Review it the following day and then learn a new verse.
          I have a cat.    (Teacher)
I have a cat.     (Children repeat.)
My cat is fat.   (Teacher)
My cat is fat.    (Children repeat.)
My cat wears a hat.
My cat wears a hat.
My cat sees a bat.
My cat sees a bat.
I have a cat.
I have a cat.
MEOW!

I have a pig.
I have a pig.
My pig is big.
My pig is big.
My pig wears a wig.
My pig wears a wig.
My pig likes to jig.
My pig lies to jig.
I have a pig.
I have a pig.
OINK!

I have a dog.
I have a dog.
My dog likes to jog.
My dog lies to jog.
My dog eats like a hog.
My dog eats like  hog.
My dog reads catalogs.
My dog reads catalogs.
I have a dog.
I have a dog.
WOOF!  WOOF!

I have a fish.
I have a fish.
My fish goes swish.
My fish goes swish.
My fish makes a wish.
My fish makes a wish.
My fish eats off a dish.
My fish eats off a dish.
I have a fish.
I have a fish.
SWISH!  SWISH!

I have a mouse.
I have a mouse.
My mouse lives in a house.
My mouse lives in a house.
My mouse wears a blouse.
My mouse wears a blouse.
My mouse listens to Strauss.
My mouse listens to Strauss.
I have a mouse.
I have a mouse.
SQUEEK!  SQUEEK!

I have a bunny.
I have a bunny.
My bunny is funny.
My bunny is funny.
My bunny eats honey.
My bunny eats honey.
My bunny likes it sunny.
My bunny likes it sunny.
I have a bunny.
I have a bunny.
TWITCH!  TWITCH!

I have a cow.
I have a cow.
My cow knows how.
My cow knows how.
My cow says, “WOW.”
My cow says, “WOW.”
My cow takes a bow.
My cow takes a bow.
I have a cow.
I have a cow.
MOO!  MOO!

I have a bear.
I have a bear.
My bear has hair.
My bear has hair.
My bear plays fair.
My bear plays fair.
My bear wears underwear.
My bear wears underwear.
I have a bear.
I have a bear.
GRRRRR!



2 comments:

  1. I love this! I plan to put the lines in a pocket chart for us to practice before we make a book and change it out weekly. Thank you! :)

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