The Cat In The Hat


The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss. It is about a silly cat who shows up to bring joy and fun to children who have nothing to do. This all occurs in a fictional setting. The book is full of rhymes as well as consonant vowel consonant (CVC) words. The Cat in the Hat (0400307299532): Dr. Seuss: Books


First is the phonics awareness task! 

We will be using this worksheet to match words that rhyme by sorting them into the correct CATegories.

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This worksheet will be printed by a parent or teacher to practice using your letter-sound knowledge by decoding and sounding out words. You will encounter words with short and long vowel sounds. 


A parent or teacher will read this book to you. Be sure to follow along while they are reading. 

The worksheet from the Task tab will be printed out.

The word slips at the bottom will be cut out for you or you may have assistance cutting them out. Do this individually.

Once all of the words are in a category, have a parent/teacher check your answers. If they are correct, use a glue stick to glue them onto your paper under the three pictures. 

Then formulate and write one sentence using one of the words on your paper on another piece of paper. 

For example, I wish summer would be here sooner!





How well did you finish the task?
15/15 8/15 less than 8/15

Student understands the phonemic awareness concept worked on today and they accomplished the task with no help. They are able to write a complete sentence using a word from the list.

Student is for the most part knowledgeable about the task but may need more assistance.  Student needs more attention and learning to understand the concept of phonemic awareness. 

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You have completed this quest and have learned so much! You worked on phonemic awareness which will help to build foundational reading skills throughout your learning and as you continue school. 

By connecting the rhyming sort worksheet to the book, the student will feel more of an engagement and comprehension from the book.  The evaluation from the worksheet will give the parent/teacher the understanding of whether to focus more on rhyming words or not.  If the student did struggle with this activity, then the student should listen to the story again at a later time and try to slowly sound out the words in the worksheet and do the activity again.

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Designed for Kindergarten students as an ELA/PHonics lesson. Made by: Emily Kingston

The purpose of this WebQuest to activate students' phonemic awareness knowledge by practicing rhyming based on a children's book read together.

Standard - CC.1.1.K.D

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. • Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondence. • Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings for the five major vowels. • Read grade-level high-frequency sight words with automaticity. • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.