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Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Resource We Find Exceptional

Try this in your READING TOOLBOX: "Rhyme-A-Week"


We first posted about this fantastic site last April.  
It was Parkside's "go-to" poetry & nursery rhyme selection when
The Reading Room staff began working with Kindergarten
aged pupils in January 2013, at the beginning of 2nd semester.   
We now know it's a valuable tool for anyone working with
children who are just learning to read & write at the primary level.
Please share with a friend; we hope you follow our blog too. 

ABOUT A-Rhyme-A-Week 
The Rhyme-a-Week phonological
awareness program features 30 different nursery rhymes.
 

The phonograms or "rimes" emphasized in the program were
first identified by Richard Wylie & Donald Durrell in
1970. 


Examining a list of 1, 437 words commonly spoken
by children in primary grades
(Murphy, 1957), Wylie & Durrell
identified 37 rimes that accounted for nearly 500 words of Murphy's list.
 

In determining the order of rhymes and rimes to present weekly, 
they follow Fry's (1998) suggested consideration of frequency.


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