Lesson Planning of Rhyming Words in English

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize, find out, create and use more rhyming words.

Information for Teachers

  • A word that has the same sound or ends with the same sound as another word is called a rhyming Word, As; lake, take, etc.

Rhyming Words

  • Rhyming is a repetition of similar sound at the end of two or more words and is most often used In poetry and songs.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use textbook wherein and whenever it is applicable.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, textbook, list of rhyming words


  • Recap the concept of rhyming words by reading a new poem from their textbook.
  • Tell students that you will have rhyme-Time.
  • Give them a word and ask them to say quickly a rhyming word and then you say one.
  • So you are one ‘team’ and the students are the other team. Whoever runs out of rhyming words first will be the loser.
  • If you like, you can play for a few turns and then lose to your students, even if you know more words.


Activity 1

  • Divide the class in different groups depending on the size of the class.
  • Give the groups this worksheet or write on the board.
  • Ask the students to MATCH rhyming words with diagonal lines.
  • (words in brackets are for teacher`s reference only).
  • Appreciate the group which completes it first.
  • After they have done this practice, ask them to write more words which rhyme with these words.
  • Explain that although the words rhyme, they don`t have the same spellings.


Activity 2

  • Draw the table given below on the board.
  • Ask the children to color the rhyming words with their favorite color, but note that both rhyming words should be marked with the same color.
  • Ask them to write at least 1 more rhyming word for each pair.
  • Exchange and see if their friends have thought of the same words or different words.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Conclude the lesson by telling them that rhyming words will help them in spelling and in increasing the vocabulary.


  • Think of and write eight pairs of rhyming words, like coat/goat in their notebooks.
  • Involve the students in solving problems related to rhyming words given in exercise at the end of unit/chapter of the textbook.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to find out more rhyming words at home.
  • Ask them to look up the poem in the textbook which has rhyming words. Add more rhyming words and create their own poem using this list of rhyming word
  • List of Rhyming Words Which Will be helpful throughout the year:


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