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