It's Raining; It's Pouring!


SOL 1.9

1.9 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts.

a) Preview the selection.

i) Read and reread familiar stories, poems, and passages with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression.

April showers bring May flowers

What else do you know about April?

Nursery Rhyme

It's raining; it's pouring.

The old man is snoring.

He went to bed and bumped his head,

And he wouldn't get up in the morning

NURSERY RHYMES FOR CHILDREN "Its Raining Its Pouring The Old Man Is Snoring Song" English Rhymes

Students Understanding

Students will be able to use class poems and individual poetry books to practice fluency, expression, and intonation.


Materials: computer; projector; smartboard; recording of it’s raining, it’s pouring; sentence strips; fluency comic worksheet.


1. Ask the students what they know about April. Allow responses.

2. Ask the students if they know to rhyme “April showers bring May Flowers.”

3. Ask the students if they know any other rhymes about rain.

  • They should say “It’s Raining; It’s Pouring”

4. Play nursery rhyme for them

5. After the students listen to the song a few times have them complete the word sort activity.

6. Pass out the precut cards with the lyrics to the rhyme on it. At their table/desk groups the students will listen to the rhyme and place the lyrics in order.

7. Play the song and have groups do the sort

8. Collect the sentence strips.

9. Have to students split into groups of two and create and illustrate a comic strip that goes along with the Nursery Rhyme “It’s Raining; It’s Pouring.”

10. Have a few volunteers read their comic and show their pictures.

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Hey my name's Victoria, and I'm a Junior at the University of Mary Washington studying History and Elementary Education!!