Materials • Fox in Socks • Ball • Chalkboard • Chalk Pre-lesson (attention gaining) activity (10-15 min.) • Play 'Rhyme Time' with class, having leader give the word and pass the ball, each student giving a rhyming word or passing until the game goes full circle, then the next person gets to choose a word. Introduction (Stimulus Material) (15 min.) • Bring students to the carpet • Introduce title of book that the class will be working with : Fox in socks • "What do you notice about this title?" (It rhymes) • "We're going to be doing a lot with rhyming today." • "What are some other words you can think of that rhyme with fox, besides socks? If you've got a rhyme, raise your hand." • Record rhyming words on paper/board • As we go through the story, keep a lookout for these words, I bet we'll find most of them! If we come across some words in the book that we didn't think of, we can add them." Procedure (15 min.) • "If you're not already sitting criss-cross, quickly get into position. It will be necessary for the second activity we're going to be doing while I read you the book." • Do read aloud with Fox in Socks (Instruct students to clap when they hear 'Knox' and slap their knees when they hear 'Fox') (Cross off/highlight words on list as they are read in book, after children point them out) • "Fox in Socks is a book that is made up of tongue twisters, phrases that are really hard to say.