In my kindergarten class I have a lot of students who are learning the English language. In fact 2 new students just arrived this past month, one from Albania and one from Honduras. I lucked out by having a little girl who speaks Albanian and a few who already speak Spanish. I love this diversity and the willingness of all the other students to help teach the new students.
Rhyming is an important kindergarten reading skill. In order to demonstrate phonemic awareness kindergarten students hear the rhyming sounds in words and produce rhyming words. This is essential for reading. For English language learners rhyming is especially difficult and it is a skill that needs to be reviewed a lot.
Rhyme Sort Literacy Station, Printables, and Rhyming Mini Book came at the right time. The whole class can use a refresher on this! So this week my students loved the centers we received from Sebrina! First we reviewed rhyming whole group and circled thumbs up or thumbs down if two pictures rhymed or not. The thumbs up and down was a big hit with my kiddos!
During guided reading we sorted pictures that rhymed and ones that did not. All of the vowel sounds were covered and my students enjoyed the colorful and fun pictures!
In order to reinforce these rhyming skills, my class enjoyed rhyming literacy centers. There were 3 more rhyming activities which also included each vowel. Here my kinders colored words that rhymed with different "cvc" words they could read independently.
At another center kinders independently cut and glued pictures into rhyming and not rhyming columns. This is where I could tell who really has this skill down!
My favorite activity was this ADORABLE rhyming superstar book! Here are a few pictures of this book! I actually sat at this center with my students and listened to them read this book and find the picture that finished the rhyme! This was so engaging and fun for them! Take a look!
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Well, thanks again to Sebrina from Burke's Special Kids - we are now Rhyming Superstars!
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