Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

rhyming words: Which word does not rhyme?

Early reading, Blending and Segmenting, Decoding and Encoding, ELA K-2, ELA Kindergarten, ELA 1st Grade

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness


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Words are made up of sounds. Some words end with the same sounds. These words rhyme.

Download our Rhyming: Which word does not rhyme? activity below.

This activity introduces children to simple rhymes. Can you spot which word does not rhyme with the others? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A Recognize and produce rhyming words.


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The words fox and box rhyme. They both end with ox.

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The words cat and rat rhyme. They both end with at.

The words hand and foot do not rhyme. They end with different sounds.


Rhyming activity

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Deep Dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!


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