Playful Rhymes & Easy Activities That Build Early Reading Skills & Delight All Learners
By Mary Sullivan
Set the stage for reading success with this big collection of playful, predictable poems just for emergent readers! All the topics you teach are here: seasons, colors, transportation, food, numbers, 5 senses, animals, bugs, and more! Includes easy activities and strategies for using the rhymes to build phonemic awareness plus important phonics and reading skills!
Make sentence strips for each poem. Place the sentence strips in a large pocket chart in random order. As you read aloud the poem, have students find the corresponding sentence strip and place it in the correct order in the pocket chart. Use the sentence strips for one-to-one matching and for discussing concepts of print such as directionality, left-to-right progression, return sweeps, capitalization, and punctuation!