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medial 'a' vs 'u' vs 'o'

cat cut cot
rat rut rot
pat putt pot
hat hut hot

medial ' i' vs 'e'

pig peg
bid bed
big beg
rid  red
tin  ten
bin Ben

bit  bet
lit    let
sit  set
him hem
till   tell
sill  sell
bill  bell
fill   fell

medial 'a' vs 'e'

tan ten
pan pen
man men
Dan den
ban Ben
and end
land lend
band bend
sand send
bland blend
ham hem

medial /a/ vs /u/

bat but
cat cut
hat hut
pan pun
ran run
ban bun
cab cub
mad mud
sad sud

medial 'a' vs 'o'

 

cat cot
hat hot
pat pot
rat rot
tap top
cap cop
lap lop
map mop

 

/r/ blends

pop  prop
dye  dry
dip   drip
pick  prick
Pam pram

/r/ vs /tr/

rip    trip
ripe  tripe
rash  trash
ruck  truck
ray    tray
rump trump
rust   trust
rump trump
rust   trust
rain   train
Rick  trick
Roy   troy
rough trough

/t/ vs /tr/

tap  trap
tip   trip
tuck truck
tick trick
tack track
tact  tract
toy  Troy
tail  trail
toll  troll
tee  tree
tend trend
tied  tried
Tim  trim
tot    trot

topic tropic

/b/ vs /br/

bat    brat
bake brake
bag   brag
bad   Brad
beach breach
bay   bray
bow  brow
ban   bran
bay   bray
bed  bred
bunch brunch
book   brook
bow   brow


bought brought

 

/b/ vs /br/ (non-rhyming)

both broth
bead bread
bush brush
beak break
bass brass
beam bream
bother brother

ban bran brand

/f/ vs /fr/

fog frog
fee free
fill   frill
fame frame
fight fright

/p/ vs /pr/

pick    prick
pop     prop
Pam   pram
pay     pray
pose  prose
pang  prang
peach  preach
pawn  prawn
pep   prep

/r/ vs /gr/

row      grow
runt      grunt
round   ground
rave     grave
rate      grate
rind      grind
rump    grump
room    groom
rumble grumble

/g/ vs /gr/

go    grow
gate grate
gain grain
gape grape
gout  grout


gass grass (non - rhyming)

/d/ vs /dr/

down drown
dip     drip
dive   drive
dew   drew
dug    drug

/c/ vs 'cr'

camp  cramp
cash   crash
cave   crave
cook   crook
cop     crop
cab     crab


/r/ vs 'cr'

rush  crush
rash  crash
rust   crust
rest   crest
ram   cram
rack  crack
rib     crib
rag    crag
Rick  crick

 

crisis

criminal

animal

/r/ vs /dr/

read dread
rink   drink
rank  drank
rove  drove
rift     drift
rake drake

/t/ vs /tr/ vs /str/

tap trap strap
ting tring string
tip trip strip

/r/ vs /tr/ vs /str/


ring tring string
rip trip strip
ruck truck struck
ray tray stray

 

/s/ vs /st/ vs /str/

sing  sting  string
sung stung strung
suck stuck struck
say   stay   stray

/s/ vs /st/

sore store
sew stew
so sto
save stave
sump stump
sick stick
suck stuck
sack stack
sand stand
say stay
sing sting
sigh sty

/s/ vs /str/

seat street
sip   strip
sap  strap
sand strand
song strong

/t/ vs /st/

team  steam
top     stop
tick     stick
tick    stick
tack   stack

/st/ vs /str/

sting string
stung strung
stay  stray
stuck struck
stain strain
steam stream

/l/ vs /sl/

ly sly
lot slot
lip slip
lap slap
sit slit
say slay
lick  slick
lack slack

loop sloop
lamb slam
limb slim


/s/ vs /sl/

sit slit
say slay
sigh sly
sow slow
sip slip
sap slap

/n/ vs /sn/

nail  snail
nap  snap
nip   snip

/s/ vs /sn/

sip snip
sake snake
sail snail
sow snow

/l/ vs /gl/

love glove
lad  glad
Len Glen
low  glow

/l/ vs 'cl'

lap   clap
lip    clip
lean clean
lamp clamp

'c' vs 'cl'

cap clap
can  clan
cop clop
cod clod
cub club
cash clash
cove clove
cone clone
cue  clue
cutter clutter
cause clause

/l/ vs /fl/

low flow
ly    fly
lag flag

/g/ vs /gl/

gass glass
gum  glum
gut    glut
gaze glaze
goat  gloat
gory  glory

/p/ vs /pl/

pot plot
pan plan
pea plea
pod plod
pug plug
puck pluck
pump plump
pant plant
pay play
payer player
pace place
pane plane
pain plain

/p/ vs /pl/ vs /sl/

pop plop slop

pay play slay

cap clap slap

/f/ vs /fl/ vs /sl/

fog flog slog
fat  flat   slat
fit   flit    slit

fight flight slight

fit flit flint

/s/ vs 'sh'

sip ship
sigh shy
see she
saw shore
Sue shoe
sock shock

final /t/ vs /st/

wet west
pet pest
net nest
fit   fist

final /t/ vs /nt/

wet went
ten tent
bet bent
let lent
rat rant
Ben bent
tin tint
Len lent
men ment

final /d/ vs nd/

Ben bend
Len lend
men mend
ban band

lad  land
had hand

final /t/ vs /st/

fit      fist
vet    vest
bet    best
rut     rust
wet   west
pet    pest
lot     lost
cot    cost
pot    post
net    nest

crust
must
trust
mist
list

wasp
crisp

final /p/ vs /mp/

lap lamp
lip limp
chop chomp
rap ramp
clap clamp

/k/ vs /sk/

deck desk
duck dusk
ruck rusk
muck musk
wick wisk

final 'ck' vs 'nk'

suck   sunk
wick    wink
sick    sink
lick     link
kick    kink
pick    pink
Rick   rink

dunk drunk

sunk skunk

final /p/ vs /mp/

cap  camp
lap  lamp
lip   limp

/s/ vs 'shr'

sink shrink
sunk shrunk

/i/ vs 'i-e'

pip  pipe
wip  wipe
rid   ride
Tim time
fin   fine

/p/ vs /sp/

pin spin
pot spot
pat spat

/s/ vs /sp/

sin   spin
sat   spat
sit     spit
sank  spank
sort    sport

/sp/ vs /spr/

spout sprout
spy    spry
spite  sprite

/s/ vs /sn/

sail snail
sip snip
sap snap
sake snake

/s/ vs /st/

sing sting
say stay
sink stink
sank stank
sake stake
sick  stick
sore  store

final  /sk/

desk
dusk
rusk
musk
husk
risk

final /nk/

sink
wink
rink
kink
link
pink
mink
zink

/sp/

spit
spot
spat
spill
spell
spy
spar
spool
spark
spout
speak
spoke

/spr/

sprout
spring
spread
spray
spry
sprig
spree
sprint
sprite
spritz
spruce
sprocket
sprung

spun spunk spunky

'y'  'oa'  'ai'  'a-e'  'ow'

fly           goat          rain        tame         cow
sly          coat          pain      same         now
cry          boat         gain       fame         how
why        float          main      name        sow
sky         gloat         vain       blame       row
try           moat        stain      flame         pow

rhymes

Tip, top, tap
Put on your cap
Hip, hap, hop,
The ball will pop

Flip, flap, flop
The frog went plop
Slap, slop, slip
He had a little dip,
Slip, slop, slap,
Then he had a nap.

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