Research has shown that exposure to rhyming is a useful form of phonological awareness alerting children to shared sounds in words. The rhyming patterns help to consolidate and expand the knowledge of spelling patterns.
The activity sheets provide words with simple letter combinations based on onset and rime spelling patterns. Teaching children using onset and rime greatly improves both reading and spelling skills. Rime gives children a tool that provides access to spelling patterns. The onset (beginning sound) allows children to create new words with familiar endings, commonly known as word families.
The task is to find the correct rhyming words and either join the pair or write the second rhyming word under the first one.
On the last 10 worksheets are sentences with 2 rhyming words. The task is to read the unfinished sentence and find a matching rhyming word (in the list) and use it to finish the sentence.
The use of 12 questions (problems) makes the program compatible with the miniLUK self checking system.