Word Families: Onset and Rime puzzles are the best way to practice encoding and decoding.
It’s always important to match onset and rime. Students who can switch onset to create new words with automaticity are better prepared to decode as the read. This gingerbread man themed pairings can be used in multiple ways.
- match onset to rime,
- beginning sound to picture
- rime to picture
- and the pictures can be used to sort by rime, as well.
Word Families: Color Puzzles
This 5-page pack can be used as group work and independent practice.
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Phonological Awareness dictates students understand onset and rime at the independent level to help with encoding and decoding. For other ideas about onset and rime, check out this additional Onset/Rime Set and the blog post, Onset and Rime: Step 5 Phonological Awareness Breaks Down Words in a Family.