1. Topic-
Predicting missing words using phonetic word patterns.
2. Content-
Discovery of word patterns using "Hop on Pop", by Dr. Suess.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
The student will be able to predict the word that is covered up based on the other words in the sentence that rhyme with it.
4. Objectives-
"To be able to":
1.Identify what makes up a word pattern.
2.Predict what word is most likely to come next in a word pattern.
3.Demonstrate understanding by making up their own word patterns.
5. Materials and Aids-
*Prepare PowerPoint slides illustrated with with Dr. Suess' "Hop on Pop".
*SmartBoard technology for additional extension exercises.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduce group rhyming 'hook' activity "Rhyming Fun Has Just Begun!" See attached.
2.Read "Hop on Pop".

B. Development-

1.Prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the Dr. Seuss book, "Hop on Pop".
2.Set one word on each page that appears after the students have read the page. (For example, Up, Pup, Pup is ___. After the students say 'up', show the word in the blank.)
3.Explain to students that they are going to try to predict the missing word in the sentences.
4.Demonstrate the idea with practice with examples and a 'try time'.

C. Practice-

Student come to SmartBoard in pairs and add to a group word pattern.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students partner and make up nonsense words to try to rhyme.
2.Rhyming word sorts.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.A variation of this lesson would be to make PowerPoint slides that have the complete sentences on them. However, replace one of the rhyming words with a made up word. See if students can find it.
2.When they do, discuss what they believe to be the right word and why.

F. Checking for understanding-

2.Informal Running Record for informed, follow-up instruction.

G. Closure-

Follow up with a brief nonsensical version for class room discussion generation.
7. Evaluation-
1.General class chat about patterns and how they help us read.
2.Asking how they feel about their new "predicting abilities", and what it could mean to them when they read.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)