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Sound Rhymes - Grades K-2

Help build foundational literacy skills with simple, fast, and fun activities!

Scholastic's Sound Rhymes is a set of 47 large-format cards with rhymes that will help Kindergarten to Grade 2 students learn every sound of English.

The rhythmical, rhyming text and simple, age-appropriate activities will help children learn the foundational literacy skills that build a solid platform for understanding the alphabetic code.

Guess what word I'm saying - Sample
Sound Rhymes - Shark Sample Art

Each set of cards includes:

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Guide Card

The first card in the set is a helpful guide on how to use Sound Rhymes that includes a guide on the other 46 cards in the set, with each card focusing on one of the 46 sounds of English.

The back of the card explains how to use the activities and provides an overview of the speech-to-sounds-to-print approach, which helps students learn the alphabetic code quickly.

Sound Rhymes Cards

The 46 Sound Rhymes Cards include an illustrated rhyme on the front that provides students with the opportunity to search forthe sounds in different words. An activity on the back of each card builds a variety of foundation literacy skills, including:

  • Isolating and pronouncing phonemes
  • Segmenting syllables
  • Learning phoneme-grapheme relationships
  • Rhyming
  • Oral language skills
  • Print knowledge
  • Blending phonemes
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Digital and Printable Cards

To facilitate interactive and flexible use, digital and printable versions of the Sound Rhymes cards are available:

  • Digital versions support whole class discussion with projected illustrations and rhymes
  • Printable versions give students the chance to find the spelling patterns for the focus sound on their own, to create their own illustration for the rhyme, and to make up their own verse using the phoneme-grapheme relationships they have learned
Drawing for Digital and Printable Cards

Card Samples

Card Samples 1 - photo
Overview Guide Card

Card Samples 2 - photo
Sound Card


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Developed by Joy Allcock, M.Ed.

For more than 20 years, author and educator Joy Allcock, M.Ed., has developed resources that build a bridge between research and practice, ensuring that teachers have access to research-driven methods that really work.

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Rhymes developed by Jill Eggleton, QSO

For the past 25 years Jill has been an International Educational Consultant providing training in literacy and classroom management. She has provided professional development, worked in classrooms with teachers, and worked with administrators, reading specialists and consultants in school districts, implementing practical literacy programs. Jill believes that the keys to learning are practice, success and enjoyment and that what children learn with pleasure they will not forget.

Sound Rhymes Set Collections

Large-format instructional cards Grades K-2 978-1-4430-7940-2 $29999

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