My firm belief in the usefulness of Elkonin boxes to help emerging readers identify what they hear inspired me to expand the concept to rhymes and poems. This product can be found as part of a larger Rhyming Games and Activities set
, OR purchased here individually.
These simple, 4-line poems have very obvious rhymes at the end of each line. Each of the 10 poems is about a concrete object, and uses images of that object as a manipulative. (The only exception is a ghost named “Sue,” where you’re listening for zoo, two, and boo.)
TO USE: Show student the image, identify the object shown (for example: “I see a duck! Can you say ‘duck’?) and explain that you’re going to read a poem.
“This poem uses rhyming words, and we’re going to listen for words that sound like ‘duck.’ When you hear a word with the same ending as ‘duck,’ put a picture of the duck in this box.”
This activity can be extended with the included Worksheet. Also included are individual 4-square mat sets (with 5 color variations, plus black and white) so you can work with more than one child at a time. Each poem comes with a cover image for if you want to set these up as File Folder Activities.
PLEASE NOTE: Again, this is a pull-out piece of a bigger set. You'll get more bang for your buck by buying the Rhyming Games and Activities set
The FREE SAMPLE for the Rhyming Games and Activities
contains one of the poems described here.
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