REBUS STORIES & NURSERY RHYMES
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REBUS--Good to use with English learners because...
...increases English vocabulary, provides reading support...
The pictures in these stories/rhymes provide extra support for students learning English (as well as all early readers).
Strategy: Make flash cards of the pictures (& matching words) in the story/rhyme. Have English learners practice the words with the teacher and/or other students....
  • say the word from the picture flash card
  • read the word from the word flash card
  • match the pictures & words through interactive activities & games:
      • "mix & match" (find your partner)
      • Concentration
      • Go Fish
      • I have.....Who has.....
Strategy: To further expand English vocabulary, include other related words & provide picture/word flash cards. For example, in the rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle", include other farm animals such as sheep, horse, duck, chicken, etc. .... other eating utencils such as fork & knife .... other dishes such as plate, cup, bowl, mug. Have students substitute these new words for words in the story/rhyme.
RHYMES--Good to use with English learners because...
...develops phonemic awareness & phonics...increases English vocabulary
Rhyming words help English learners "hear" the sounds in the English language. Repeating rhymes orally helps English learners develop listening skills and an ability to auditorially discriminate the sounds of English.
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Reading rhymes helps English learners connect sounds and letters and begin to see some English spelling patterns.
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see strategies above...
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from Kinder Friends
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Hey Diddle Diddle
Hickory Dickory Dock
Humpty Dumpty
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Jack and Jill
Mary Had a Little Lamb
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