Engagement and Empowerment Through Poetry

Trial and error taught Lois that poetry works wonders for students learning to read.
Poetry is more than just reading; it's about engaging and empowering a reader and learner.
Short, snappy, and engaging poems help introduce new readers to be more comfortable with the written word. Most times, Lois starts with her own poems, and then has her students follow-up with a similar one. Together, they add illustrations that help them connect words with images.

Below are some examples; feel free to use any for your own teaching.
Lois also loves reading poems (or hearing an audio recording!) made by other students.
Send her a copy of the new poem at letchfordlois@gmail.com.


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Click here to download a copy of Tip, Top, Tap so your student can write their own version of the poem!

 
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Click here to download a copy of Will My Pet Get Wet so your student can write their own version of the poem!

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Click here to download a copy of A Cat In The Hat so your student can write their own version of the poem! It helps to act this one out, as inference is involved in comprehension. Acting out poetry helps aid comprehension even better.

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Click here to download a copy of Two Of Most Things so your student can write their own version of the poem!

 
 

Click here to download a copy of A Shark At The Park so your student can write their own version of the poem!

 
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Click here to download a copy of That Word ‘Of” so your student can write their own version of the poem!