Alphabet maze: Students work their way through a sound maze by matching rhyming
Link to curriculum: Grade 3 – Me & My Friends: Myself
Difficulty level: Easy/Medium
Time: 10 + mins
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Option 1: Worksheet
Make photocopies of the worksheet below for pairs/groups of students.
(Note: A better quality PDF version can be printed out from:
Introduction 1. Write the words three & tree and pet & set on the board and
highlight the rhyming endings to the students. Ask them if they can
+/- 3 think of any other rhyming pairs (e.g. fox & box, plane & train…etc).
mins 2. Tell the students that they are going on a trip to find some treasure
(check that the students know the meaning of this word by asking
them to give you a definition of it, even in Vietnamese if necessary)
and hand out the worksheet to pairs/groups of students.
Reading 1. Explain to the students that in order to reach the treasure, they
have to move from one square to another by finding and drawing
10 + an arrow between rhyming words.
mins 2. Ask the students to look at the first and second squares and elicit
why the arrows are put that way. Make sure that the students
understand that they can only move to the next square by
identifying a rhyming word. If they can’t find a rhyming word – then
they are allowed to move to the 2nd word within their current box to
see if that word has a partner.
3. Start the game and tell the students that only the first five pairs to
finish correctly will get the treasure, so as to create a competitive
4. Once the class have finished, nominate different students to read
out the rhyming pairs of words and check answers as a whole class
(see answers key below).
5. Get the students to pronounce the words on the ‘treasure path’
correctly paying special attention to the vowel sounds.
Extension 1. As a follow - up activity, ask the students to work in groups to find
two more words for each minimal pair (e.g. red, head, bed, led;
toes, nose, close, doze; dad, mad, sad, bad; she, three, tea, tree
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