D. Rhyming Words <br/> Level 4 = Advanced <br/> Four 52-Card Decks I-J + 60-Page Activities & Ideas Book


D. Rhyming Words
Level 4 = Advanced
Four 52-Card Decks I-J + 60-Page Activities & Ideas Book

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Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin

Suitable for: Secondary, Young Adult, Adult 

What They Are: Four more Decks I-L of Picture/Word Cards arranged into 52 "Quartets" (sets of four-of-a-kind vocabulary items that rhyme) + a 60-page Activities & Ideas Book that reviews reasons for continuing to use rhyming in reading, spelling, and vocabulary improvement; adds to previous instructions on how to do so; includes additional pedagogic detail; and offers more ideas for enjoyable learning   

Why You Need Them: At advanced proficiency levels, students may notice--or would like to know--that syllable stress is important to meaning; that very different letter spellings can be pronounced the same; that with "sound linking," phrases can sound like or rhyme with polysyllabic words; and that there are other interesting curiosities of oral language related to rhyming. These four "highest level" classic-design 52-Card Decks can be used separately or in combination with or after lower-level cards. 

    What They Do: 

    advance users' ability to articulate clearly--as well as to associate, compare, and remember sequences of sounds in syllables, words, phrases, and sentences                                                                                               
    present 13 more sets of American-English rhymes--in (mostly) multi-syllable words with regular, irregular, and some exceptional spellings in their main vowels and what follows them. Among these 52 "quartets" are words and phrases that learners may never have considered "rhyming items."   
    • Deck I contains 7 sets of one-syllable words ending in /d/, 18 of which (out of 28) are past-tense verbs; 2 sets of two-syllable items ending in /id/; 1 set of compounds; and 1 set of 2 words + 2 sentences.                                                                                              
    • Deck J has 9 sets of two-syllable words with the strongest stress on the first syllable; 2 of these end in -es. There's one quartet with words accented on the last syllable and  three with the stress in the middle. (It's interesting that these items really do rhyme.)                                                                                         
    • Deck K consists two- and three-syllable vocabulary in 13 sets of items that are either compounds or words with suffixes.                                                                             
    • Deck L offers the most variety: polysyllable items with affixes, compounds, proper names, and short phrases or sentences.                                                    
    What They Can Help You Do: 
    • offer interesting vocabulary (that even seasoned students may not have seen before)--with the principles it exemplifies--in cheerful-looking packages                                                                         
    • merge fun with useful instruction without wasting time or insulting the sophisticated--while taking a needed break to unwind and relax                                       
    • further establish the principles of continually learning in enjoyable, relaxing ways while competing, collaborating, or otherwise interacting