Essay about I Chose The Rhyming Lesson Plan

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Due to my own affinity for English and the fact that I can see myself using it with my kindergarten O&P class, I chose the rhyming lesson plan. I think this lesson plan would be appropriate for kindergarteners towards the middle/end of the academic year. At this age, many will not be totally literate, but should be able to detect basic rhymes. Additionally, kindergarteners should be able to identify the words sounds associated with different letters, allowing them to spell phonetically. I think this lesson would be most effective if done earlier in the day because then class could review the song at the end of the day before students leave. This could serve as a “take away” that students could repeat as they go to their after-school events or would serve as an easy way to practice rhyming with caretakers at home.
Theoretical Background
Theory 1: Piaget
Jean Piaget was a Swiss child prodigy who, as an adult, worked as a psychologist that focused on how children develop cognitively (Cook & Cook, 2009, 152-153). According to Piaget, children learn new concepts by building upon their pre-existing knowledge. Pre-existing knowledge gets organized into categories called schemes (Cook & Cook, 2009, 153). In the context of the lesson on rhyming, the students in the class likely have schemes for words they already know, such as “cat” or “dog”. Furthermore, the students likely have a scheme for words that sound alike. Piaget also said that there were two ways that new…

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