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Skill Explainer

Onset-Rime Skill Explainer

Tami Mount, M.Ed.

8. Top Q&A About Onset-Rime

  • Question

    Some of my students struggle to blend the onset and rime during phonological awareness practice. What should I do to help them grasp this skill?

    Linda Farrell, M.Ed.

    There are several ways to help children learn to blend onset and rime, and you may have to try more than one way before finding the one that works with your students.

    Before you attempt to teach onset-rime blending, make sure that they can identify the first sound in spoken words and can easily blend and segment syllables in spoken words with two and three syllables. ...


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