This resource incorporates the phonological concepts of word families. It is part of the bundle: Word Families - Blending Onsets and Rimes
'Onset' and 'rime' are terms used to describe phonological units of a single-syllable word.
The onset is the initial consonant or consonant blend / digraph.
The rime is the vowel and any final consonants.
Words that share the same rime are in the same word family.
Teaching about onset and rime – word families – helps students recognize common chunks within words.
This awareness is significant in learning to read and spell ... it will have a positive effect on the students’ literacy skills.
Know and apply onset-rime phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words in word families - blending onsets and rimes.
Knowledge Base -
short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, consonant sounds, digraphs, blends, silent letters, syllables, onsets/rimes (word families), rhyming awareness
The words in this pack have one-syllable construction ranging from these base forms – CVC (bag), CVCC (king), CVVC (seat), CVCe (nine), CVCCC (night) – to double and triple consonant onsets.
The rimes used in this pack vary from basic, as in ‘at’, to more complex, as in ‘ight’. If students know these rimes, they will know hundreds of early reading words. Ensure the students know all the single letter sounds prior to introducing word families.
This pack includes 84 pages of:
Onset & Rime Cards (each card is just smaller than half A4 size)
Word Family Sheets
There is more fun with onsets and rimes with this Memory Game
*Updated: May, 2017