Improve your students’ listening and phonemic awareness skills with these 53 delightfully illustrated cards (38 short vowels and 15 long vowels).
Listen carefully. “The duck is driving a truck.” Now you say it. That’s how Auditory Memory for Rhyming Words in Sentences Fun Deck works!
Includes content cards and game ideas. Cards are stored in a sturdy storage tin.
Rhyme awareness can be a helpful jumping-off point for developing phonemic awareness for some beginning readers. Because identifying rhyme asks the child to listen for sounds inside words, it may introduce the child to the basic idea that a word can be divided into parts, albeit somewhat large sound parts. Knowing the letters that represent beginning and rhyming sounds makes it possible for some children to read and spell words that contain these sounds.
Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the sounds of the language. It is important because it is the primary predictor of early reading and spelling skills in children.
Why is Rhyming Important?
- Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words.
- Rhymes help children experience the rhythm of language. As they recite nursery rhymes they learn to speak with animated voices. Someday they’ll read with expression, too.
- When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme or rhyming book, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word. This prepares them to make predictionswhen they read, another important reading skill.
- Rhyming is important for writing, too. It can help children understand that words that share common sounds often share common letters. For example, the rhyming words cat and bat both end with –at.
- When listening to rhyming songs and poems children create a mental picture, expanding the imagination.
- Because rhyming is fun, it adds joyto the sometimes daunting task of learning to read.