Here are five pages of printable worksheets containing five activities that will help your students hear similar sounds and see common letters at the end of words. Not only will your students learn that rhyming is fun, they will develop foundations to learning how to read and write. Their phonemic awareness, oral language, vocabulary, and phonics may improve, too.
The first activity has students take the words at the left of each row and circle the words that rhyme with them in each row. *(NOTE: In the thumbnail picture some rows of words are out of line, but in the product you will download they definitely are not.) Next, in word groups they are given highlighted words at the top and must underline words below that rhyme with the highlighted words in in each set. Next is a “which one doesn’t belong” activity, as students look for words that do not rhyme in each row of words and circle the non-rhymers. Finally, the activities switch from having students recognizing rhymes to forming rhyming words. In one activity they make rhyming word pairs by filling in missing letters that will make the word they form match the completed word on above it. There are 32 sets of these. In the last activity, students see five stimulus words and are asked to write down two or more words that will rhyme with each.
Answer keys are included. Printing off these can help students who need practice reading rows of rhyming words and completed rhyming word pairs. Reviewing aloud the answers to the activities with the whole class will provide a shared learning experience to promote further skill acquisition. These rhyming reading activities can be used for a variety of purposes including teaching, practice, assessment, or homework. They can be used in the regular classroom, special education, speech therapy, English second language, or homeschool settings.