Keys for the Teacher
Rhyming is a “correspondence” between end-sounds in words. Being able to detect and create rhymes is an early pre-reading skill. While the strict definition of what comprises a true set of rhyming words is complicated, we teach children that rhyming words sound alike. Rhyming words end with the same sounds. Hearing rhymes repeatedly in a variety of texts helps to train a student’s ear to identify and generate rhyming words. Manipulation of sounds and letter patterns plays an important role in decoding words and fluent reading.
Keys for the Children
Good readers can hear and tell which words rhyme in a story. Good readers can also make up their own rhyming words.