Here is a a fun, age-appropriate activity / worksheet! First, there's a cute drawing of the tall tale hero, Johnny Inkslinger. There is also a story about Johnyy Inkslinger, a member of Paul Bunyan's lumberjack camp, that is sure to tickle your students' funny bones.
1st and 2nd graders should be able to read the tall tale (over a page long) and independently do the 10 questions that follow. Kindergarteners will probably have to have the story read to them.
The 10 questions require students to write in ten missing rhyming words for 10 rhyming sentence pairs related to the tall tale. (Kinders could just say the missing words.)
Students should be able to predict what comes next (the missing words) based on both rhyming cues and context clues. There is also a word bank provided as Johnny Inkslinger’s Catalog List. With these strategies they should experience success. Since recognizing rhyme is a basic component of phonemic awareness, the activity should help students' phonics while reinforcing CCSS of reading foundations, literacy, and fluency.