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Rhyming word sort – POPARD
Rhyming word sort

Rhyming word sort


Rhyming Words Sort is a task that could fit within a student’s independent work system. Work system tasks are tasks that the student can already do independently, are created to address a variety of levels of functioning, and correspond to a student’s IEP objectives. Work Systems allow a student to work independently in the classroom and eventually in work settings.


  • File folder
  • Tape or glue
  • Word cards (see downloads)
  • Student instructions (see downloads)

Setup: Creating the Folder

  • Glue or tape four envelopes into the file folder. One will be used to hold the word cards while not in use, and the other three will be labelled with words to rhyme.
  • Onto the front of 3 of the envelopes, glue or Velcro a word to rhyme (e.g., cat, mop, fan).
  • Create word cards, corresponding to the words inside the folder (e.g., bat, rat, stop, top)
  • Place all the word cards into the unlabelled envelope.


  • Vary the number and difficulty of the words according to the student’s level.
  • Consider occasionally moving the labels on the envelopes to ensure that the student doesn’t memorize the location of the cards, and change the words to better generalize the rhyming skill.


This task was adapted from Tasks Galore by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey (2003).