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Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Strategy 1: Rhyme Generation
Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy
Rhyme Generation is an instructional strategy that develops explicit phonemic awareness skills. During this activity, students are engaged in isolating, blending, and manipulating sounds on several levels. Students first identify the rhyme within an authentic context, such as a poem or song. Playing with language enables students to practice making words through rhyme generation.
The primary purpose for implementing the rhyme generation activity is to encourage students to develop critical phonemic awareness skills such as manipulation of the onset and rime. The onset is the beginning sound/letter, such as /b/ in bat. The rime is the stem of the word, such as [at] in bat. Identification of rhymes is a foundational phonemic awareness skill that many ...