For decades, children’s books have been known to tell stories using rhyme to make learning to read easy and enjoyable. Research shows that children who are familiar with nursery rhymes going into Kindergarten have an easier time learning to read when they start school. Rhyming games challenge the mind. Children thrive when reading with rhyme, which is why rhyming books and nursery rhymes have been used as learning tools for so long.
Why do Rhyming Books Accelerate Reading Success?
Rhyming stories and poems are fun to listen to. Patterns in language capture the attention of young readers and make it easier to recall words and comprehend what the stories were about. You can strengthen your child’s language and reading skills by seeking out high-quality rhyming books to read together.
The SuperBooks Program uses High-quality Rhyme.
The SuperBooks program uses rhyme in ways that help children learn. In each SuperBooks Kit there are books that are written in rhyme, contain rhyming words, or have repetitious patterns. Some of the patterns are like a chorus in a song. These can be used for choral reading in a classroom or group setting, which helps build students’ fluency, self-confidence, and motivation.
“In Super Books, rhyming words are used as an important technique in phonics instruction. We use rhyming endings and consonant substitution to build vocabulary”.
For example: Book 4 in SuperBooks Kit 1, “The Pump”. the chorus is, “run, pump, run. drip, drip, drip.” These lines appear on several pages–therefore creating a repetitions pattern. Or Book 8–“Drip Drop” has a repetitious pattern. Rhyming words,< man, fan, Dan> are in the very first book, “An Apple”. Book 20 has a repetitious pattern: “Carrots for us. No carrots for Gus.” This line occurs on each page of the story, making the story that much easier to read.
In Super Books, rhyming words are used as an important technique in phonics instruction. We use rhyming endings and consonant substitution to build vocabulary. For example, the teacher’s manual for each book has a 3 part lesson-plan. The directed reading lesson plan for Book 5, Sad Sam: uses phonograms: id, am, ad, up. These are listed in a column. Then initial consonants are put in front of these word endings (they are also referred to an onsets, and rimes). Words created are: S-am, P-am, r-am ; m-ad, s-ad, etc. Throughout the program almost all the lesson plans contain columns of phonograms with suggested initial consonants to create words. Another example is Book 24, “Fred the Frog. The rhyming endings in this book are <ed, og, um>. Words created are: fed, red, Fred, ; fog, frog, dog, hog; hum, rum, drum.
Feed Your Child’s Love of Reading.
At SuperBooks we make learning to read as creative and fun as possible. With our approach, phonics skills become part of ongoing, life-long strategies for reading and spelling. “SuperBooks build super readers”–who can read and choose to read every chance they get! Try SuperBooks Kit 1 today.