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Google Slides Interactive - Onset and Rime Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 10 pages | Grades: K - 1

Form words by blending onsets and their rimes with a Google Slides interactive activity.

Digital Learning for Primary Grades – Onset and Rime Interactive Activity

Onsets (the beginning consonant sound) and rimes (the string of vowels and consonants after the onset) are the building blocks of words. 

They give early readers a place to start and a path to follow when they take on unfamiliar words. 

Applying this learned reading skill is similar to following a roadmap—following the route one sound (phoneme) at a time until you get to the endpoint. 

Teaching onset and rime becomes playtime with our Google interactive word building activity, in which students build words using onsets and rimes.


Master Reading through Play with Onsets and Rimes 

This resource can be used as a reading center activity for fast finishers, with your guided reading group, or as a full class activity to practice forming words by blending onsets and rimes. 


To use, assign the activity in Google Classroom. Students open the file using Edit mode. They will then drag, drop, and type to build words and improve spelling and reading skills..


Turn This Activity into Even More Onset and Rime Games!

We think you’re going to like these extra opportunities for blending onsets and rimes.


Word Families

Students can practice their word families. Have students take out a sheet of paper and write one other word that uses the same rime as a word on the cards. 


Check out more interactive activities here! 


Onset-Rime Awareness Scaffolding & Extension Tips

Once students have built all of the words, encourage them to add them to a personal word wall or student dictionary, use them in sentences, or reset the slides and play again!


Invite students to use a visual reminder such as an onset & rime anchor chart or an alphabet chart to sound out words they may struggle with. 


Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Assign this activity to Google Classroom and they are ready to go!


Before You Download

Use the download button to download your Google Slides Interactive activity.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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