Online Homeschool Curriculum - Sample Lesson (Lesson 1 Only)

    The Poetry of Mother Goose Mother Goose    

Lesson 1: Rain

Performer: Librivox - Allyson Hester


Rain, rain, go away,

Come again another day;

Little Johnny wants to play.

    The Poetry of Mother Goose Mother Goose    

Lesson 1: Rain

Performer: Librivox - Allyson Hester

Directions

Study the poem for one week.

Over the week:

  • Look at the poem picture.
  • Read or listen to the poem.
  • Review the synopsis.
  • Complete the enrichment activities.
  • Study the review questions.

Synopsis

The narrator wishes the rain would go away so 'little Johnny' can play outside.

Enrichment

Activity 1: Recite the Title, the Poet's Name, and the Poem

  • Each day this week, recite aloud the title of the poem, the name of the poet, and the poem. Instructors may need to prompt children line-by-line.

Activity 2: Narrate the Poem

  • After reading or listening to the poem, narrate the poem events aloud using your own words.

Activity 3: Color the Poem    (Not available for sample lesson.)

  • Click the crayon above, and complete page 5 of 'Poetry Coloring Pages for Kindergarten.'

Activity 4: Act Out the Poem

  • If you have an umbrella, pretend it is raining and take shelter beneath it.
  • Pretend to splash through puddles.

Activity 5: Create Novel Artwork Based on the Poem

  • One day this week, create artwork associated with rain and umbrellas.
  • Use paints, crayons, pastels, Legos, blocks, or Play-Doh to create the artwork.

Review Questions

Question 1

What is the title of the poem?
1 / 6

Answer 1

The title of the poem is 'Rain.'
1 / 6

Question 2

What happens in the poem?
2 / 6

Answer 2

The narrator asks the rain to stop so Johnny can go outside and play.
2 / 6

Question 3

Where does the poem take place?
3 / 6

Answer 3

The poem takes place inside on a rainy day or outside under an umbrella or other shelter.
3 / 6

Question 4

Who are the characters in the poem?
4 / 6

Answer 4

The narrator and Johnny.
4 / 6

Question 5

Does the poem teach us anything?
5 / 6

Answer 5

Bad weather may spoil our outdoor plans.
5 / 6

Question 6

Describe the poem's picture and how it relates to the poem.
6 / 6

Answer 6

The picture shows a little boy under an umbrella outside in the rain. He has a toy horse on wheels. He looks up at the clouds. A duck quacks at him from a stream.
6 / 6

  1. What is the title of the poem? The title of the poem is 'Rain.'
  2. What happens in the poem? The narrator asks the rain to stop so Johnny can go outside and play.
  3. Where does the poem take place? The poem takes place inside on a rainy day or outside under an umbrella or other shelter.
  4. Who are the characters in the poem? The narrator and Johnny.
  5. Does the poem teach us anything? Bad weather may spoil our outdoor plans.
  6. Describe the poem's picture and how it relates to the poem. The picture shows a little boy under an umbrella outside in the rain. He has a toy horse on wheels. He looks up at the clouds. A duck quacks at him from a stream.