Exploring Rhyming Words
What is a rhyming word and why do we use them? This section will answer these questions, and you will have an opportunity to select some words that rhyme with another! Be sure to read each section before going on.

What are rhyming words?

Rhyming words always come in (at least) pairs of two, but sometimes more than two words will be used that rhyme. Words that rhyme (or rhyming words) share the same sound(s) at the end of the word. As in "bake" and "cake". However, rhyming words do not have to be spelled the same, like "great" and "plate." Sometimes authors or poets use slant rhymes, that is, words that almost rhyme like "mouth" and "out."
Click on the play buttons below to listen to these examples of rhyming words:

1. "bake" and "cake"

2. "great" and "plate"

3. "mouth" and "out"
When do we use rhyming words?

Sometimes we use rhyming words because it can be fun to play with language. Other times, the type of writing we are doing requires us to use rhyming words. For example, many different poems and songs use rhyming words. Although it can be challenging to think of words that rhyme, most words do rhyme with another word.  

When rhyming words are used in a poem or song, one rhyming word will come at the end of the first line, and a second word that rhymes with it will come at the end of the second line.
For example: "I have the measles and the mumps,
                 A gash, a rash and purple bumps."
 In this example, "mumps" and "bumps" rhyme.

Complete the rhymes below by clicking the button next to the correct choice. 
1. hay rhymes with    bay       have      game

2. love   rhymes with   stay     look      glove  

3. fall   rhymes with   chair   fake    stall

4. tree  rhymes with  can     be        tarp

5. tent  rhymes with   clam    scent   turnip

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