Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Free Word Puzzles using Onset and Rime

 Free Word Puzzles
Free Word Puzzles using Onset and Rime includes 5 worksheets from my Word Puzzle Pack. These are great for teaching onset and rime.

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. 

The 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.

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 2 pictures of what the worksheets look like.  
 Word Puzzle Freebie Word Puzzle Freebie

 Word Puzzles using Onset and Rime
 You can find the entire pack of Word Puzzles right here if you click the picture above. Word Puzzles use all vowel sounds (a,e,i,o,u), and long and short vowel sounds too. This pack includes 3 levels of difficulty to fit the needs of your classroom. A total of 40 puzzles included. 

Need more? 
Here are more resources from Teacher's Take-Out:
 Foundational Skills and Phonics

Try this Pinterest board already full of goodies for phonics:
 A Pinterest Board full of Phonics Resources and Ideas for the Classroom!

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