Friday, August 21, 2009

Teaching Tip

My six year old, John, is a good student, could be a bit more motivated but we'll work on that, and reads fairly well. But he has a whole lot of trouble with finding rhyming words. If I ask him what rhymes with "go," it seems to completely blow his mind. Any experience out there that can help me get this into his brain?

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Kimberly said...

I never experienced that, you can make up little sing-songs that rhyme, even silly words, like go, hoe, joe then surprise him him a silly word like shmoe. Dr.Suess books those usually have rhymes, Hop on Pop comes to mind. You'll find it interesting that the younger children will participate in these sorts of silly verbal games, and they won't have any trouble with rhymes. Good luck, isn't it interesting how God keeps us on our toes, we think rhymes, that will be easy to teach, then the child, gives you this strange look that signifies, nope not getting it - and we have to step back and re-think the process. Then the "reward" we homeschooling Momma's get to see the moment that light bulb goes off and that child catches the concept.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth,
It has been years since I have had to teach rhyming words, and this is how I did it.
Have John say the letters a t says at in cat,hat, etc, and have him make some up on his own or have him find them in a word column, especially where he can read. Another is say the letters i n says in in bin, fin, etc
There are many letter combinations. en, an, ing.
Hope this helps.
God bless,
Mrs. Quinn

Kristy... said...

havent heard from ya in a while.. praying that this means you are having the baby.... :D YAY.