Rhymes vs. Rimes

Rhymes vs. Rimes

We’ve been listening to rhymes ever since we were little babies, but did you know that rhymes can actually turn us into better readers?  Being able to hear rhymes is a phonological task and pre-reading skill.  If your child is able to hear rhymes, then when she sees rimes, she will be able to read many new words.

You may be wondering what the difference between a rhyme and a rime is.  Well a rhyme is a word that sounds the same at the end.  A rime not only sounds the same, but it is spelled the same as well.  For example, “star” and “are” rhyme, but they are not rimes.  Star and far would be rhymes and rimes.

There are 37 most common rimes.  Just knowing these 37 rime patterns can result in a child being able to read over 500 words.  Here is a list of them.

-ack

-all

-ain

-ake

-ale

-ame

-an

-ank

-ap

-ash

-at

-ate

-aw

-ay

-ay

-eat

-ell

-est

-ice

-ick

-ide

-ight

-ill

-in

-ine

-ing

-ink

-ip

-ir

-ock

-oke

-op

-or

-uck

-ug

-ump

-unk

The most common way to use rimes, is when a child is struggling with reading a new word.  For example, if a child came across the word light and she knew the word night, then you could say, “If you know night, then you know ______.”  The child would chime in, “light”.  You can teach additional words by saying, “If I take away the l and add an s, what word do you have?”  The child would respond, “Sight.”  This is a fun game that can be played on a dry erase board or chalkboard.

Most of these patterns will fit on the vowel pattern chart as well.  Here is an example of the chart with a word from each of the patterns.

Closed

Back

Call

Pan

Tap

Mash

Rat

Bell

Pest

Lick

Will

Tin

Ring

Pink

Nip

Tock

Mop

Luck

Hug

Lump

sunk

Open Silent E

Rake

Sale

Tame

Rate

Nice

Hide

Vine

Poke

 

Bossy R

Sir

for

tore

 

Two Vowels

Pain

Say

meat

saw

C + le

The patterns that are not on the chart need to be memorized.  These patterns are

  • -all
  • -ank
  • -ight

Tomorrow we will take a look at what this vowel pattern chart is and how it helps kids utilize phonics the easy way.

P.S. Did you know that kids that have dyslexia struggle with hearing rhymes?  This is one of the ways to determine if a child has dyslexia.

 

Comments

  1. Wow! I am impressed….I like your layout. iT’s easy to follow and understand. I will be back tomorrow!

  2. Joanne! I am so happy and grateful that I ran across your site in the UBC. I put you at number 2 on my cool sites from the UBC. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a rime. They are the coolest things and I am so happy that they help children to read. I am an avid reader and don’t know how my life would be with out it. So to come across tools and methods that help readers is A OK in my book. Keep up the great work!
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  3. I had never heard of rimes until I came across this – very interesting, and the whole site drives home how fortunate I have been to be able to take reading for granted.
    Cheers,
    Gordon
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