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Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 2

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).


Recognize and produce rhyming words.

  • Generating Rhymes: Developing Phonemic Awareness
    Learning how to generate rhyme and recognizing rhyming patterns in language is an essential skill for emergent readers. Students should be able to manipulate words and sounds to create simple rhymes, which will help them recognize word and letter patterns later on. This ReadWriteThink lesson supports the goal of helping young students to recognize and generate rhymes through songs, poems, and games. Students will create rhyming lyrics to known songs, give rhyming words for a given keyword in a poem, and interact with their peers to find rhyming pairs. Students will then demonstrate their knowledge through an individual assessment exercise.
  • Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose
    This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, will help children grow as readers and writers using the familiar words and characters of nursery rhymes. Children will be encouraged to connect the characters with letters of the alphabet, letting them serve as hooks to help children remember the letters and their sounds and use that knowledge in their writing. The familiar rhyming patterns can also be used to help students identify familiar chunks of words that they can use in their own writing.
  • Kindergarten Language Arts Skill Builders
    A list of 14 activities that build foundational reading and language skills.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Sara  Wiebke and see the Language Arts - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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