Write the words "me" and "I" on a black/whiteboard or chart. Talk with children about the words. Ask When do we use those words? Have students share sentences with the words in them. If appropriate, help children write the words on lined paper. Next, give children picture cards. Pictures on cards must be of objects whose names rhyme with either me (for example, bee, flea, key, knee, sea, ski, tea, three, and tree) or I (for example, buy, cry, eye, fly, hi, high, pie, pry, shy, sky, and tie). Encourage children to sort the cards into a pile of words that rhyme with "Me" and a pile of words that rhyme with "I."
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