Many studies point to phonemic awareness is a precursor to reading! One piece of the phonemic awareness puzzle is the oral language and the ability to play with language. According to the International Literacy Association, “Using Nursery rhymes, riddles, songs, poems, and read-aloud books that manipulate sounds may be used purposefully to draw young learners’ attention to the sounds of spoken language. Guessing games and riddles in which sounds are manipulated may help children become more sensitive to the sound structure of their language.”
There are three card games within this product and can be easily assembled and stored. All three games also come in black and white. If you use the black and white version, I would print it on colored cardstock. You could also create black and white sets to send home with parents. The rhymes are predominately CVC short medial vowel sound. The games are Rhyming Concentration, Rhyming Go Fish, and Wise Old Man, a version of Old Maid.
Just print on cardstock, laminate, and cut out. For storage, I use mailing envelopes. I like the white ones. They are 6 x 9 and I get them from Amazon. I have also included labels with directions that you can adhere to the front of the envelope. I use Avery™ #5164 Shipping Labels, six to a sheet. However, you can just print these out on regular paper and glue them to the front of the envelope. There are two sets of labels per game. I have also made these in black and white to save on ink. Answer keys are also included. All playing cards are numbered so you will know if you are missing any cards. The cards match the labels for convenience and easy identification.
This product can be also used as a center or in a small group if you are targeting phonemic awareness. Another way to use this is to have a parent volunteer or para educator or student mentor use this one on one with a student in need of additional practice. Lastly, this can be sent home with parents at conference time so they can practice with their child at home. So many uses!
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