I love asking my students a quick question as a way to dismiss students from our carpet time. It not only helps me control the flow of students to their desks (no one like a stampede!) but it also helps use practice important academic skills throughout the day. This is a definite win-win situation!
The questions cover identifying rhymes, generating rhymes, segmenting sounds in words, and segmenting syllables in words. They are in convenient one-pager templates; just find a spot for them in your easel or near wherever you teach and you are ready to go!