The Rhyming Word Family Mat is a perfect low-tech reusable daily tool that gives your students an opportunity to enhance vocabulary and phonemic awareness through rhyming words. The task includes:
1) writing initial sounds of rhyming words
2) speaking the single syllable rhyming word
3) creating an illustration of the rhyming word
I developed these word mats for artistically/visually-oriented students. Creating illustrations for each word allows students to make personal connections with each word. These connections can generate long-term mental maps that improve literary intelligence.
Addresses Core Standards: LITERACY.RF.K.2.A,C,E, 1.2.C
--- form new rhyming words by substituting initial sounds
--- segment single syllable rhyming words
Four colors to choose from and one white mat to color. Directions included. Place your word family mat in a sheet protector and get started!