B-3.11 Get & Use Deck H of 52 Intermediate Rhyming-Words Picture Cards
Who It’s For: Intermediate-Level English Learners & New Readers That Get the Concept of Grammatical Endings Like /s/, /z/, /t/, /d/.
Why You Need Them: Working with rhyming words seems more complex when they end in “sibilants” such as /s/, /z/, /ch/, /j/—especially when combined with /t/ or /d/. Prove to overconfident students that matches rimes is not always so easy.
What You’ll Do:
 To make the 52 Intermediate Rhyming-Word Cards in Deck H, print out all 12 pages back-to-back, flipped horizontally. Cut them apart so that they’re all the same size and shape. As always, they can be divided into 13 separate sets of 4 items each that contain the same vowel + consonant rime; these are listed in phonetic symbols on each card back and also appear in colored boxes under each card-face picture. (Two extra cards give useful info.)
 If helpful, use the cards in pronunciation lessons that contrast final consonant sounds, especially clusters with grammatical endings. Include listening and sound-production tips and tricks.
 Try different activities and games from the 56-page Rhyming Words: 4 Intermediate Card Decks E-H Activity & Idea Book. Continue with procedures of your own.
 In other lessons targeting the pronunciation and spelling of one-syllable rimes that end in /d/, use the cards as “triggers” or reminders of “key words.”