Who It’s For: Beginning English Learners & New Readers Building Phonemic Awareness with Rhyming-Word Families
Why You Need It: As they progress, high beginners benefit from reading illustrated words that add features to basic patterns: complex” vowel sounds spelled by letter combinations; digraphs, consonant clusters, and doubled letters at the ends of words. And players learning phonics with card decks need variety.
What You’ll Do:
 To make the 52 Beginning Rhyming-Word Cards in Deck C, print out all 12 pages two-sided, flipped horizontally. Cut them apart in the same size and shape. Check that they can be divided into 13 separate sets of 4 items each that contain the same rime spelled identically. The content of the whole deck is displayed in phonetic symbols on each card back, which also appear on card faces.
 If helpful, use the items as “Flash Cards” to preview their “learning points.” Include pedagogy: Which spellings seem unusual? What do “silent letters” do? How can consonant blends be pronounced clearly?
 Try some new activities or games with this new collection of rhyming vocabulary. Keep referring to the Rhyming Words: 56-Page 4 Beginning Card Decks A-D Activity & Idea Book. Add even more creative, fun procedures.
 In other lessons targeting the pronunciation and spelling of one-syllable rimes, use the cards as “triggers” or reminders of “key words.”