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Generating Rhymes: Developing Phonemic Awareness

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology





  • Chart paper and markers

  • Index cards

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1. Access the School Specialty Intervention Lesson Pack: Rhyming Pictures. Using the second worksheet (the one with the picture of a gate), cut out the rhyming word pairs (gate, plate, skate; car, jar, star; key, bee, tree; ring, king, swing; toe, bow, yo-yo). You may want to enlarge the pictures on a copier to make them easier to see. Glue each picture to an index card or copy the pictures onto card stock.

2. Using the third worksheet in the pack (the sheet with the picture of a book), cut out each picture and glue or tape it to an index card with the word written on the back. This will form the following 12 rhyming pairs:
book, hook dive, hive rug, bug
cat, bat egg, leg fire, tire
rain, crane two, zoo map, cap
whale, nail fox, box moon, spoon
3. Copy "Down by the Bay" onto chart paper, inserting the pictures with tape as noted on the handout. You may also want to write the word below the picture.

4. Photocopy a class set of the last worksheet (the one with a picture of a goat) from the lesson pack.

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