Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

rhyming words: choose the picture

Phonological awareness, Phonemic awareness, Early reading, Blending and Segmenting, Decoding and Encoding, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, ELA Kindergarten

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness


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Words are made up of sounds. Some words end with the same sounds. These words rhyme.

Download our Rhyming: Choose the picture that rhymes with the word activity below.

This activity introduces children to simple rhymes. Can you spot which picture rhymes with which word? How do you know that they rhyme? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A Recognize and produce rhyming words.


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The words book and look rhyme. They both end with ook.

more examples

The words pick and sick rhyme. They both end with ick.

The words ball and talk do not rhyme. They end with different sounds.


Rhyming activity

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Foolproof Phonics Part 1

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Deep Dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!


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