Students will recognize rhyming words.
Students will use prior knowledge of beginning consonant sounds.
Write the word dog on the board. Tell students that you are going to change the first letter to make a new word that rhymes with dog. Remind them that if they know how to read one word they may be able to use that word to learn other words.
Here are the words to use: dog, log, jog, bog, fog, hog
Do the same with the word red.
Words to use: red, bed, fed, led, Ned, Ted, wed
Do the same with the word big.
Words to use: big, dig, fig, jig, pig, wig, zig