I work with students with learning differences, grades 4-8. I like to incorporate some different activities as part of my Orton Gillingham lessons. Many of the available materials for sight words and phonemic awareness are not age appropriate for my students.
Rhyme Time is a companion to my Sight Words for Older Students activity. The words featured come from the Sonday sight word list. This combination allows me to differentiate activities in my small groups, while using similar materials for my students.
After identifying the target word, the student reads each word. If the word rhymes, the student marks the space using a bingo dabber or highlighter. If the word does not rhyme, the student uses a pencil line to stike it out.
The words are placed in geometric shapes to increase age appropriateness. Students are asked to name the shapes, since many of my students have troubles recalling their names.
Teachers can differentiate further by asking students to turn over the papers and write which spelling patterns always worked, which worked sometimes, the part of speech, or list other rhyming words.
An answer key is included. The correction marks are slightly offset, so the words are still visible.