Have fun building words by blending onsets and rimes using an Onset-Rime Scoot! Game.
Put the emphasis on the first and last sounds in a word with Onset-Rime Scoot! Students will have fun moving around to build words as they learn about onset and rime. Beginning readers learn about the parts of a single-syllable word (onset, vowel, rime) in this game that incorporates phonics, word formation, and more.
Applying this learned reading skill is similar to following a roadmap—following the route one sound (phoneme) at a time until you get to the endpoint.
Teaching onset and rime becomes playtime with our Onset and Rime Scoot!, in which students build words using onsets and rimes, all while getting out of those desks for a bit of movement.
Master Reading through Play with Onsets and Rimes
To use, print the cards and place them around the room. Provide each student with a recording sheet and assign them a card to start. They will complete the cards in numerical order. Play ends when students return to their original cards.
Turn This Activity into Even More Onset and Rime Games!
We think you’re going to like these extra opportunities for blending onsets and rimes.
- Word Families
Students can practice their word families. Have students take out a sheet of paper and write one other word that uses the same rime as a word on the cards.
Onset-Rime Awareness Scaffolding & Extension Tips
Once students have built all of the words, encourage them to add them to a personal word wall or student dictionary, use them in sentences, or reset the slides and play again!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print the cards and place them in a reading center, along with 24 clothespins. Then your students are ready to go!
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
Practice onset and rime, beginning sounds, phonemes, and more with these early reader-approved activities:
Practice forming words by blending onsets and rimes with this set of 15 rime cards that match their picture/onset card. A set of 30 task cards to practice segmenting one-syllable words into their individual phonemes. Practice identifying beginning sounds of words by sorting this set of 24 picture cards.
Practice forming words by blending onsets and rimes with this set of 15 rime cards that match their picture/onset card.
A set of 30 task cards to practice segmenting one-syllable words into their individual phonemes.
Practice identifying beginning sounds of words by sorting this set of 24 picture cards.