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A fun phonics lesson that provides opportunities for students to practise blending onset and rime to create a word. Here we have a game board made out of pebbles from the garden, with rimes written on them and a dice legend at the bottom with the onsets they need to practise.
PhonicsOnset & Rime
Grade:K-1
Lesson from Cleverbean

Onset and Rime Game Board

Learning Intention: Orally blend onset and rime in single syllable words.

A fun phonics lesson that provides opportunities for students to practise blending onset and rime to create a word. Here we have a game board made out of pebbles from the garden, with rimes written on them and a dice legend at the bottom with the onsets they need to practise.
PhonicsOnset & Rime
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: K-1

Onset and Rime Game Board

Learning Intention: Orally blend onset and rime in single syllable words.

What you'll need

  • Post-it notes
  • Whiteboard
  • Counters
  • Dice
  • Strips of paper
Curriculum

Foundation - ACELA1819

Grade 1 - ACELA1458

Success criteria

  • I can recognise the most common sounds made by each letter of the alphabet.
  • I can blend phonemes to form mono syllable words.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Prior to the lesson, you will need to create a game board. This can be drawn quickly and easily on a whiteboard. Inside each space within the game board, write a common rime (such as -an, -in, -um, – ook, -ent, etc). On a separate piece of paper, draw a dice legend. This is a picture of each side of the dice and an onset for each number (for example 1 = t, 2 = s, 3 = m, etc). The dice legend can be easily customised for different groups of students allowing you to cater to their individual learning needs.

  2. Display a rime on the board (eg. -en). Show students an onset that has been written on a Post-it note (eg. h, m or t). Place it in front of the rime and model blending the two together to form a word. Repeat with a few different examples of onsets.

  3. During this game it is likely that students will create nonsense words, so it can be a good idea to include a few of these in your examples and explain that nonsense words are also acceptable answers.