Slide Into Rhymes
Building Phonemic Awareness
with Nursery Rhymes
by Helen K. Raczuk
Printed in Canada, 2010
in this book expand on nine familiar nursery
rhymes and are designed to support early phonemic
awareness, early reading and writing experiences.
Beginning with chanting, singing and movement,
early learners can transfer sentence segments
the basis of successful large group reading.
Equipped with these experiences, beginning readers
can unlock the nearly 500 words that can be
created from 37 rimes in the English language.
Research indicates that early experiences with
rhyme has a strong impact on the development
of abstract word processing skills , language
acquisition and reading readiness skills.
Patterns found in nursery rhymes establish a
familiar foundation which strengthens talk-print
linkages. Playing with rhymes and sounds
helps to prepare the child for success as a
in this book are word slides, readers theatre
scripts for take home reading programs, teaching
suggestions and text reconstruction strips.