Student materials variously call for discussion of attention to initial sounds, final sounds, etc. I shake it up and increase use of lesson materials by additionally noting rhyming words, beginning sounds, and noting their connection with color. Students can take turns choosing the color, while the teacher takes turns reading the words that rhyme, etc. This adds a simple, but valuable, additional level of discussion as I move through the lesson.
Primary grade students demonstrate varied learning styles, and the additional activity of coloring the words, then reading them again, determining rhymes and adding to our rhyming groups, writing and re-reading creates interest, allows for movement, provides opportunity for all students in the small group to participate in the lesson.