Who It’s For: Intermediate-Level English Learners & New Readers Familiar with Regular Past Forms—Which May Rhyme with Other Words
Why You Need Them: Keep learning phonics patterns through play and playing to learn! This deck is especially useful when practicing words ending in –d.
What You’ll Do:
 To make the 52 Intermediate Rhyming-Word Cards in Deck G, print out the 12 pages back-to-back, flipped on the long edge. When cutting them apart, make them all the same size and shape. Check that they can be divided into 13 separate sets of 4 items each that match in their rime. Note the phonetic symbols on each card back and in colored boxes under each card-face picture. (Two extra cards give useful, additional information.)
 Use the cards to review the notion that rhyming words are usually spelled the same after their initial consonants. But then illustrate how words with different spellings can belong in a “Rhyming Word Family” as well—especially if they contain alternative vowel spellings and/or the grammatical past-tense ending –ed.
 In addition to trying (variants of) motivating games, include copies of reference lists in preparation, lesson, or follow-up activities. For variety, invent even better ones.
 In other lessons targeting the pronunciation and spelling of one-syllable rimes ending with –d, use the cards as “triggers” or reminders of “key words.”