This fun powerpoint activity is a simple way to practice, either as a group, or individually, onset rime segmentation. My students needed extra practice in this concept so I decided to make this simple activity to use on the smartboard. The students enjoyed the flying in of the letters and the quick pace. I would say the word (ex: big) and then they would take turns breaking the word into onset-rime. (ex: b, -ig). The powerpoint is set up so that you click to show the onset, then after the student says it you click to show the rime. After the student says the rime you click again and the whole word appears in a wiggle animation. So you get b, -ig, big. To make the activity more difficult all you need to do is not show the onset-rime until after the student does it on his own. Then do the clicks to reinforce what he/she did independently.
This activity was GREAT for my visuals learners who weren't getting the concept by itself. They needed the added visual support of the onset-rime separated and this powerpoint does just that for visual learners. My special education students finally got the concept after I used this powerpoint. Feel free to add more words to meet your needs. Simply duplicate the slide and click to change the words.
This activity could also be used as a form of assessment to see if the student is able to break down novel words.
Onset rimes are composed of two parts. The onset is the beginning sound that can be heard when words are sounded out. The rime is the part of the word that is left after the onset is removed. When the two parts are separated, it is called onset-rime segmentation.