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Onset and Rime Word Building - Google Slides Interactive Activity

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Google Slide | 1 page | Years: F

Form words by blending onsets and their rimes with a Google Slides interactive activity.

Build Words Using Onset and Rime

Onsets (the beginning consonant sound) and rimes (the vowel and consonants after the onset) are the building blocks of words. Breaking words into onset and rime can help students recognise patterns in words. This, in turn, can help students learn to spell words that share the same pattern, e.g. b-at, c-at, s-at.

This interactive Google Slides resource has been designed to allow your students to build CVC words using onset and rime. Students will click and drag letter tiles to build words based on a picture stimulus.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your literacy program. It can be used in whole-class or small-group setting, or as an individual activity for more-capable, independent learners.

We suggest the following differentiation strategies to support the diverse needs of your learners:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Encourage fast finishers to create a list of word families using the CVC words included in the resource.

🧑‍ Group Learning

  • Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or on mini whiteboards.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Click the Download button to access the interactive Google Slides document.

Assign this interactive activity to Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not Presentation mode. Students click/drag/drop/type to build words.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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