Teaching children about onset and rime helps them recognize common chunks within words. Incorporating the Onset/Rime Slides in this unit can help students decode new words and spell words correctly in writing. Students who participate in onset and rime activities learn about word families. This lays a good foundation for spelling strategies and has a positive effect on literacy skills. Learning about onset and rime is a strong predictor of spelling and reading success in children.
Following is a list of the word families contained in this unit. Most onset/rime slides include two levels for differentiation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SHORT A WORD CHUNKS: ab (cab), ack (pack), ad (dad), ag (bag), am (ham), amp (lamp), and (hand), an (fan), ant (plant), ash (cash), ap (map), at (cat)
SHORT E WORD CHUNKS: eck (neck), ed (bed), en (hen), ent (tent), ess (dress), est (nest), et (net)
SHORT I WORD CHUNKS: ib (bib), ick (chick), ig (pig), id (lid), ift (gift), ill (pill), im (swim), in (chin), int (mint), ip (lip), ist (wrist), it (sit)
SHORT O WORD CHUNKS: ob (sob), ock (sock), og (dog), op (top), ot (pot), ox (fox)
SHORT U WORD CHUNKS: ub (tub), uck (duck), ud (mud), uff (cuff), ug (bug), um (drum), ump (stump), un (sun), unch (lunch), unk (skunk), ush (brush), ut (nut), utter (butter)