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Prep Year English sample assessment - Rhyme time

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Prep: Rhyme time


Phonemic awareness is a foundation skill for spelling and word recognition. By playing with the short texts of rhymes and rhyming words, children explore the mechanics of the English language. They find out how language works and become familiar with the relationship between sounds and letters - information that helps them to decode the sounds that make up words as they learn to read.

This assessment uses anecdotal notes and observations across multiple experiences to gather evidence of a child's progress in the understanding of rhyme and onset and rime.

Spoken/signed, written or multimodal: Informative text


  • Teacher guidelines (includes cover page)
  • Task-specific standards: Continua
  • Task-specific standards: Matrix
  • Assessment resource: Sample response
  • Assessment resource: Learning log

Download the full assessment (contains the documents as Word files):

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