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The Owl and the Pussycat S6 Identify rhyming words and compose rhyming couplets.

Task 1

What rhyming words in the text can you recall?

Re-read/recite the beginning of poem and look for rhyming words, for example boat and note.  What’s the same about these words?  [They rhyme because they have same final sound.] 


What other words rhyme with boat?

Make a list. 


What other pairs of rhyming words can you find in the poem?

Make a list. 


Task 2

Choose a pair of rhyming words from your list and create some nonsense rhymes.  Record your rhyming couplets in sentences with a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop ( ? or ! ) at the end.


Here are some examples:


The Owl and the Pussycat went on a boat. They took a goat but forgot their coat.


When you were out in your car, did you see that bright star?


Try to write 6 rhymes.  

Challenge: Can you include a question and an exclamation?

Resources - The Owl and the Pussycat text