Monday, April 2, 2012

Phonograms, Rimes and Rhymes

A phonogram or word rime is a part of a word that contains the vowel and following consonant sound. They are often used in teaching phonics because substituting the initial consonant sound is a way of teaching words by blending letters and word parts. Word rimes can also be helpful prompts for playing with rhyme in creating poems. Here is just a sampling of common phonograms and example words.

The list begins:Phonogram; Example words-ay jay, say, day-ill hill, will, spill-ip ship, dip, tip-at cat, sat, fat-am ham, jam, ram
For more details, get your copy of The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists.And if you already have the book and would like to offer additions, corrections, or other input, please do so in the COMMENTS area. Thanks!

No comments:

Post a Comment