3rd Grade - Rhyming, Repeated Sounds And Onomatopoeia

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Listening
Rhyming, repeated sounds and onomatopoeia
Identify the musical elements of literary language (e.g., rhymes, repeated sounds, instances of onomatopoeia).
Student is able to find rhyming words and other musical elements in poems or stories read aloud.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What are the musical elements in the passage?

(2)

What is onomatopoeia? Onomatopoeia describes words that look like the sounds they describe.

(3)

Does this story or poem have repeated sounds?

(4)

Does this story or poem have rhyming words?

Learning Tips

(1)

Concentration is a great game that plays off of words with a musical pattern. Choose a pattern that everyone knows will be used during that round. For example, names that start with the letter ‘s’.

(2)

Musical elements are commonly seen in poems. Once children get older, poetry is not used as much in the classroom as the focus becomes more on informational texts and longer reading passages. Make sure your child is still exposed to poetry at home. Go to your local library or bookstore and find a fun collection of poems.

(3)

If your child is having a hard time finding musical elements in a reading selection, make a copy of the text. Read the text with your child. After the first read, give your child a highlighter and reread together looking for rhymes or repeated words. When your child finds one have them highlight the words or lines.

(4)

Writing poetry will also give your child practice with literary language. After reading a poem that your child really likes, suggest that they write a poem in the style of the poem they like.

(5)

Children love tongue twisters and sing song clapping games. Go online with your child and have them pick ones that they would like to try. Talk about the rhymes, repeated words, and patterns they hear in the tongue twisters or songs.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Click on the link below to read “The Tyger”. Then answer the following questions.


http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/alliterationclassics.html


What do you notice about the first and last stanzas of the poem?

(2)

What word is repeated in the first stanza?

(3)

Write two rhyming words from the first stanza.

(4)

Write two rhyming words from the third stanza.

(5)

Write two rhyming words from the fourth stanza.

(6)

In the first stanza do the last two lines rhyme?

(7)

In the second stanza do the first two lines rhyme?

(8)

In the third stanza do the last two lines rhyme?

(9)

In the fourth stanza do the last two lines rhyme?

(10)

In the third stanza what word rhymes with ’art’?

(11)

Click on the second link below to read “Butterfly, Butterfly”. Then answer the following questions.


http://www.dcrafts.com/insectspoems.htm


What word is repeated in the first line?

(12)

What words rhyme in the first two lines?

(13)

What words are repeated in the third line?

(14)

Are there rhyming words in lines three and four? If so, what are they?

(15)

What words are repeated in line five?

(16)

What words are repeated in line six?

(17)

Do the last two lines rhyme?

(18)

What line rhymes with line six?

(19)

Do lines one and two have the same amount of syllables?

(20)

Do lines three and four have the same amount of syllables?

(21)

What word rhymes with bed?

(22)

What word rhymes with fly?

(23)

What word rhymes with shoe?

(24)

What word rhymes with room?

(25)

What word rhymes with feet?

 

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