It's Raining; It's Pouring!
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
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
- Have the students sing along after hearing the verse a couple of times.
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.