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Teaching struggling readers with poetry : engaging poems with mini-lessons that target & teach phonics, sight words, fluency & more-- laying the foundation for reading success

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Scholastic, New York, p.160 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1050.5 .W366 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8804568

Keywords:

Children's poetry--Study and teaching, Developmental reading, Reading--Remedial teaching

Abstract:

Contents: Lesson guides -- Who needs poetry? -- The promise of poetry -- Using poetry to teach struggling readers -- Welcome! poems about school, friendship, and family -- Adventure! animal poems -- Perform! playing with poems -- Imagine! poems that take you away -- Investigate! poems to enhance science instruction -- Experience! poems for the seasons -- Write! poems that inspire writers.; Summary: You have a handful of students or maybe the majority of your class who are struggling to learn to read. Some children may lack rich background experiences in literacy, while others are learning a second language. Still others simply can't seem to unlock the letter-sound code. Whatever the needs of your students, poetry is a powerful ally in your quest for practical, research-based strategies to teach them in joyful and motivating ways. We can think of no better way to engage even the most reluctant reader than with an enticing poem. This book provides the classroom-tested poems themselves, along with the lessons and strategies that you need to help all your young readers soar For use with Grades 1-3.

Publication Language:

eng