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Phonics poetry : teaching word families
Rasinski, Timothy V.
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Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [2001]

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vi, 170 pages ; 25 cm
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LB1573.3 .R37 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book shows elementary teachers how and why to use phonogram poems to teach phonics. It includes many sample poems for the most common rimes in children's reading. An intro chapter shows why the onset/rime (phonogram) approach is important to teaching phonics. Chapters with original poems and other texts for the 40 or so most common rimes in children's reading are also included. Approximately 100 poems are included in this book, and there is also information on extending the use of the poems into other activities and texts. Practicing elementary teachers in grades K-3, and parents who are creating reading programs for their children at home.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introduction: Phonics through Poetryp. 1
Always Rainp. 10
Beef Stew Hot, Beef Stew Coldp. 12
Bikesp. 14
Bobp. 16
Call the Doctorsp. 18
Chili in a Potp. 20
The Choo Choo Trainp. 22
The Crabp. 24
Dark, Dark and Stormy Nightp. 26
Drewp. 28
A Duck Named Chuckp. 30
Earthquake!p. 32
The Eating Clanp. 34
Emilyp. 36
Fast Crabp. 38
The Frogp. 40
Get Out of Bed!p. 42
A Good Deedp. 44
Gracep. 46
Grandpap. 48
The Greedy Boyp. 50
Hank's Prankp. 52
Harryp. 54
Hickory Dickory Chickp. 56
Hickory Dickory Dinkp. 58
Hickory Dickory Shinep. 60
Hills, Chills, and Illsp. 62
Holly Kristinep. 64
How Special I Am!p. 66
I Love to Eat Applesp. 68
The Ice Cream Manp. 70
Icky Sticky Prickly Petp. 72
Ifp. 74
If My Shoes Could Talkp. 76
Jack's Lunchp. 78
Just Tryp. 80
Justinp. 82
The Kittenp. 84
Ladybugp. 86
Mannersp. 88
Milk and Cookiesp. 90
Murphy the Catp. 92
My Daddyp. 94
My Dear Aunt Jeanp. 96
My Dog, Tagp. 98
My Friend Chesterp. 100
My Friend Shump. 102
My Mom's Carp. 104
My Uncle Petep. 106
My Wagonp. 108
Ned and Fredp. 110
The Nest Builderp. 112
Oh My Gosh, Josh!p. 114
Oh My, Please Don't Cryp. 116
Old King Stanp. 118
Ouch!p. 120
Phillip's Tripp. 122
Pickup Truckp. 124
Picky Rickyp. 126
Poor Frank!p. 128
The Possump. 130
The Queen Is Inp. 132
Raep. 134
The Rainp. 136
Richp. 138
Silly Samp. 140
Sing and Shoutp. 142
Tedp. 144
That Cowp. 146
That Old Catp. 148
Tim Tamp. 150
Toys Galorep. 152
A Turkey Named Jimp. 154
Uncle Jakep. 156
Vacation Thingsp. 158
What's in That Pot?p. 160
Williamp. 162
Most Common Phonograms (Word Families)p. 164
Other Phonogramsp. 166
Index of Poemsp. 168
Word Bank Black Line Masterp. 170