Making Rhymes Based on Spelling Patterns (Virtual Tour)
Stage of Literacy Development:
Stage 1: Beginning Literacy
Letter-Sounds & Phonics, Spelling & Word Study
In this pocket chart we have a poem and the children love seeing their names in poems, so that's why I have this handy beside the pocket chart's center. So if we put Nicole's name in this poem it would read like this. "Rain. Rain on the green grass. Rain on the trees. Rain on Nicole. But not on me." And you can see that we've also used highlighter tape to highlight that high frequency word which may have been our Pop Corn word for the week. The highlighter tape is wonderful because you can pick it off, reuse it, and isolate another word at another time.
We've made up a poem that talks about the cafe that we have happening in our classroom, and here the purpose of the activity is for the children to find the rhyming word and to complete the poem. So, "I went to the cafe, to get some cake. I made a mistake, and I got a snake, a lake, or a rake. And got a lake."
And to further support this word family that we've been working on, you can easily make up word family puzzles using foamy sheets. So, one side would have the beginning phoneme and the other side of the puzzle would have the rhyme and they would have to put it together and blend the word together.
The goal of Build Your Own Poem!: Making Rhymes Based on Spelling Patterns (Virtual Tour) is to teach the relationships between spoken sounds and written letters and teach common spelling patterns and word families.
- Engage students in the writing process by including their names in a piece of shared writing.
- Refer to high frequency words on a regular basis. Highlighting sight words helps student to commit these words to memory.