My firsties have had PLENTY of practice with cvc/common rhyming words so it’s time to “turn up the heat.” “Summertime Rhymes” challenges students to match out-of-the-ordinary rhymes – words that aren’t spelled the same, but rhyme! Anytime we have discussed this concept in small group – they gravitate toward the common rhymes we drilled at the beginning of the year! Let’s separate the men from the boys (or women from girls) with this summer-inspired word sort. Each page (6 pairs on each) gets progressively more difficult (decoding-wise) so differentiation is built right in. Further challenge students to record their findings on the included recording sheet. "Turn up the heat" with rhyming words!