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Inquiry Questions

What are rhyming words?

What patterns, syllables and sounds can we hear when listening to rhyming stories or rhymes?

How can we find good rhyming words?

How do writers use rhyming words to make stories?



Reading Rockets: Rhyming Games

Developing a child's phonological awareness is an important part of developing a reader. Young children's ability to identify rhyme units is an important component of phonological awareness. Research shows that students benefit from direct instruction on rhyme recognition paired with fun activities that target this skill. This resource contains lesson plans and games that engage students in matching images of objects and comparing written rhyming words to develop phonological awareness. 

Link: Reading Rockets

Australian Curriculum Lessons: Jungle Themed Mini Unit for Foundation and Year 1

This mini unit of lesson plans aims to educate students in all literacy modes through children’s literature.  The unit focuses on two main texts, “The Lion Who Wanted to Love” and “Giraffes Can’t Dance”, by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Reese. 

Link: Australian Curriculum Lessons

ABC Education: How to get better at writing in rhyme with author Tony Wilson

Writing rhyming stories can be tricky because you need to find words that can both tell the story and rhyme.  In these clips, Tony Wilson shares tips for writing in rhyme and finding good rhyming words.  

Link: How to get better at writing in rhyme with author Tony Wilson

Link: Finding good rhymes with author Tony Wilson

Books Alive!

Books Alive! presents a reading of the Lynley Dodd classic Hairy Maclary. 

Link: Books Alive!

Storyline Online

Storyline Online presents a reading by Chris Pine of Clark the Shark, by Bruce Hale and Guy Francis.

Link: Storyline Online