Back To School Literacy Center Activities - Back to School - Level 2 -
Onset Rime DIBELS - Match each student to a desk to make a word -
29 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 24 different students with onsets (2 and 2 letter blends and digraphs) match up to a variety of desks with more difficult rimes (-ist, -ard, -eat, -ain, -ay, -ew, -oint, -ight, etc.). Optional recording sheets for students to write the onset rime words they form. Play as a simple pick a student and match it to a desk with a rime that forms a word. OR play "Real or Nonsense?" Student rime cards can be placed in a decorated copy paper lid (scenery for sides inside and out provided). I have a Level 1 Version that you can find in my products listings. It has only c-v-c words except for the common digraphs sh, ch, th, wh. The 2 sets can be blended to make the activities truly differentiated for your students.
These directions are for printing front and back of student cards with rimes. You can simply print the file as is, and leave the back sides of the student onset cards plain, or glue the backings onto the cards.
Print page 1 & 2 (these directions and TPT information).
Print page 3 - students with onsets (beginning consonants and digraphs)
Place page 3 in the printer's paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 4, and the reverse images of the students will print out on the back.
Print page 5 - more students with onsets
Place page 5 back in the printer's paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 6, and the reverse images of the students will print out on the back.
Print page 7 - more students with onsets
Place page 7 back in the printer's paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 8, and the reverse images of the students will print out on the back.
Print pages 9-30. Pages 9-20 are desk gameboards with rimes on them. 5 of the desk gameboards each have 6 rimes sorted by vowels. I have also made 2 gameboards with 12 rimes and mixed vowels for more advanced students. Print as many of each gameboard as needed.
Pages 21, 22, 13 & 24 are the optional recording sheets. One sheet is for students to record the real cvc words they build. The other one is for the second way to use this activity where the students decide if a word is real or nonsense. Pages 25, 26, 27, 28, & 29 are 5 pages of classroom scenery to make things a bit more realistic. I have explained how to use these below.
Cut the student onset sheets on the paper cutter into 12 square cards each. Students onset cards can simply be placed text side down, and children draw a student onset card OR for more fun, decorate a file folder box lid with the 5 pages of classroom scenery (included), and place the student onsets text side down in the lid.
Then the player picks a student onset card from the lid and blends the onset (beginning sound) that is on the card to the rimes (word chunks) that are on the desks. The student onset card can be placed in any desk that has an onset that can be made into a word. The winner is the first student to fill the desks on his or her gameboard. To make things a bit more realistic, I have provided 5 pages full of classroom scenery to fold in half the long way and place over the edge of the file folder box lid. This activity can grow with your students at various levels of blending onsets and rimes. I have a Level 2 Version that you can find in my products listings. It can be added to set one gradually to make the activity more difficult and differentiate students' practice.
Another Way to Play - Real or Nonsense?
Students pick an onset student rime card and see which words they can create with one gameboard. They record the real words in the first column and the nonsense words in the second column. I have included a recording sheet set up for this activity.
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