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Phonological Awareness-Rhyme Recognition

September 8 Deedee 2 min read
This is the time of year that I look ahead at the phonological awareness skills sequence to carefully plan my instruction.  When I look at what I assess in my first quarter, I am looking to see which of my students can recognize rhyme.  We will then move on to completing rhymes, then producing rhymes.
Why is phonological awareness important?
Research states there is a high correlation between phonological awareness and later success in reading and spelling.  Students must be able to hear and manipulate sounds before they can relate them to print… so I gotta make sure my kiddos can develop this important skill.
Here is a fun activity that I found!
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You can show this on your SMARTboard, or use the words to make your own chart.  Then add three picture cards to the boxes.  Two of the pictures should rhyme, one will not.  Have the students tap the one that does not rhyme with your magic wand!
Where can you get the picture cards?   You may have flash cards on hand.  The cards should just have the pictures on them.  If they have words, cover them up.  Your visual learners will match the letter sequence or word family.  This is a great skill, but it is not phonological awareness.  The students should be hearing the words, not seeing them… Make sense?
This just in… Heather’s Heart has a fun rhyming song on her blog… Check! It! Out!
So go forth and rhyme!


  • Heather's Heart September 8 at 2:09 am

    LOVE and will do this on my Smart Board tomorrow! I posted a rhyme song that is interactive on my blog yesterday. Check it out!

  • Deedee September 8 at 2:21 am

    Thanks Heather! I added it to my blog post! Super cute!

  • Valerie September 8 at 2:33 am

    This is precious Deedee! I'll be trying this on my Smartboard tomorrow as well! 🙂

  • Crayons and Curls September 8 at 2:48 am

    Love it! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
    Crayons and Curls

  • Jody September 8 at 3:20 am

    I can't wait to use this! Thanks!


    Camp Kindergarten

  • Janae September 8 at 3:46 am

    Love it! Can't wait to use it on my smartboard soon! 🙂


    The Sharpened Pencil

  • Mrs. McKown September 8 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I don't have access to a Smartboard for my small groups but I can definitely incorporate the song! It will be fun to sing it because we often play "Odd One Out"!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

  • Nicki September 8 at 9:45 pm

    if your district uses Fountas and Pinnell phonics you can find lots of great rhyming pictures in that.

  • Chrissy September 8 at 11:54 pm

    You may be able to find good sets of rhyming pics on The Mailbox website.
    (as a subscriber) Check out KidSoup and PreKinders, too!


  • Busy Bees September 9 at 4:32 am

    Just downloaded it to add to my SMARTBoard tomorrow. Where did you get those darling magic wands? The kids would love those!!

  • Deedee September 9 at 10:26 am

    Busy Bees~ I love these wands! They are from Really Good Stuff. If you click on the photo it will take you to them… like magic! LOL!

  • Giggles and Squeals September 10 at 10:54 pm

    OMG DeeDee, the rhyming poem is so ADORABLE! Thank you so much for sharing!

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