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I’m so excited to welcome Bex for her first guest blog appearance on HoJo’s Teaching Adventures. She’s got a fun Memorial Day rhyming freebie for you, so be sure to stick around!
Hi everyone! I am Bex from Reading and Writing Redhead and I am super excited that Heather has let me stop by and do a little guest post for her! Thanks, Heather! I do have a little freebie for you but let me tell you the background on it.
My students have been working hard on so many things all year! Vowel pairs, antonyms, fluency, the list goes on! Before I started achievement tests, I did some review with my students with some of the awesome games I have found from other teachers. I found out that some of my kids were still confused about rhymes, asking me questions like, “Does pot rhyme with pen?” I guess it’s time to work on rhymes!
With that being said, Memorial Day is also coming up and we still have a full month of school left here in New England thanks to all of the snow and I wanted to do a few things centered around that holiday. I came up with a little rhyme activity with a Memorial Day theme to tie in to anything else you’re doing for it. The cards can be used a couple ways. The students can place them face down and play Concentration-style. If they pick up two words that rhyme they keep them. They can also play go-fish style in a small group. For example, each student could have four cards and ask another child, “Do you have a word that rhymes with brave?”
Of course, for my class, my students need to practice more with rhymes by working with word families or on other activities. Do you have any strategies or activities you use to teach the skills of rhyming to your students? Please share!
So click on the picture below to get the freebie from Google Docs. Feel free to also stop by and see me at my blog, Reading and Writing Redhead.Click on my button to head over to my blog. Thanks again, Heather!