Free Word Puzzles using Onset and Rime

Are you teaching younger children phonics? Teaching onset and rime might help students sound out words to help them read. Why teach onset and rime? Teaching children about onset and rime helps them recognize common "chunks" within words. They learn about word families, which can help when learning spelling strategies. Students will be able to decode words when reading and spelling words when writing. 
Onset is the initial phonological unit of any word, For example; the b in bag or sw in swim

The term, Rime, refers to the string of letters that follow, usually a vowel and final consonants. For example the ag in bag or im in swim. Not all words have onsets.

Knowledge of phonological awareness is strongly related to reading and spelling success. I have created some worksheets to help students improve their phonics skills. 

How to Use Word Puzzles: 
Students cut-out the 8 letters at the bottom of the sheet. They arrange the letters (onset) around to make words with the word family (rime). All words need to make sense and no names are used. Students glue the letters in place. 

Puzzles include 3 levels of difficulty. 

Here are 3 FREE Worksheets. Click below to try Word Puzzles.  
 FREE Word Puzzles 1 Free Word Puzzles using Onset and Rime
 Work Puzzles using Onset and RIme
Here is a pack of 40 worksheets like the free sample above. Word Puzzles include 3 different levels of difficulty. This will allow students to go from short vowels to long vowels with ease. Students will understand how words are chunked together. These worksheets are perfect to use at reading centers for a cut and paste activity or to send home for homework. Click the picture on the left to read more about Word Puzzles. 

Here are some resources you might also love in your classroom using onset and rime:
Dr. Fry's Word Sorts
Challenge a Word
Onset and Rime Blending Tiles
Word Building Sliders
Chunk Word Building Game
Sound Box Mat and Chips

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