# Onsets & Rimes

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## Basics on the topicOnsets & Rimes

Let's learn all about onsets and rimes. An onset is the beginning part of a word, for example, the c in cat. A rime is the end part of a word, for example, the at in cat. When we put the onset and rime together we get the word cat. Learning about onsets and rimes can help us with our reading and develop our phonics knowledge.

## Onsets & Rimes exercise

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• ### Identify the definitions.

Hints

Look at this example: In the word blink, the onset is bl, and the rime is ink.

Look at this example. Where is the onset? Where is the rime?

Solution

The onset is the beginning sound in a word, like the c in cat.

The rime is the ending sound in a word, like the at in cat.

• ### Which words have the same rime?

Hints

Remember, the rime is the ending sound in a word.

An example of words with the same rime would be: Sleep, sheep, keep. All words end with the rime eep.

Remember, we are looking for words that have ar at the end, so if there is another letter after ar, it would not have the same rime. For example, card does not have the rime ar.

Solution

Words that have the same rime are:

• car
• jar
• far
• star
• bar
• scar
These words all end in ar. They all have the same ending sound, or rime.

Start is not highlighted because it ends with a t; art is not the same rime as ar.

Mash is not highlighted because it end with sh; sh is not the same rime as ar.

• ### Find the word.

Hints

Blend the onset and rime together out loud to hear the word.

Make sure you have included all of the sounds you hear, and have not added any more.

Solution

The onset pl and the rime ay, make the word play.

• ### What are these words?

Hints

Remember, you can say the onset and rime out loud to hear the word.

You will make the word by blending both sounds together.

For example: ch ..... at is the word chat.

Solution

By saying the onset and rime, then blending them together, we can say the word.

We can see that c...at... makes cat!

• ### Select the word.

Hints

Remember, say the onset and rime out loud, then blend it together to hear the word.

Remember to use all of the letters to make the word.

Solution

The onset is k, and the rime is ite. By blending them together, we find the word is kite.

• ### Assign words to their onsets and rimes.

Hints

Remember, the onset is the beginning of the word and the rime is the end.

In the word blast, the onset is bl and the rime is ast. Together, the onset and rime make the word blast.

Solution

The onset is the beginning sound in a word.

• Words with the beginning sound br have the onset br: brim, brick.
• Words with the beginning sound ch have the onset ch: chop, chip, check.
The rime is the ending sound in a word.

• Words with the ending sound ing have the rime ing: wing, thing.
• Words with the ending sound at have the rime at: bat, hat.