Phonological Awareness: Rhyme, Rhyme Closed Sort

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A rhyming activity challenges scholars to sort picture cards according to their rhyme. Four picture cards line up across the top of a pocket chart. Learners take turns choosing from a face-down stack of picture cards and sort them beneath the word with which they rhyme. Pupils practice this skill further by saying each picture's rhyming word already in that column. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • While this is most easily organized in a pocket chart, it can also be done on any flat surface
  • Work with class members independently, in a small group, or in a whole group
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies and prepping cards—laminate them to permit reuse
  • The activity appeals to both visual and kinesthetic learners
  • There are ideas and materials here for extensions
  • None
Common Core