Trial and error has taught me that poetry works wonders for students learning to read. Short, snappy, and engaging poems help introduce them to be more comfortable with the written word. Most times, I start with my own poem, and then have my students follow-up with a similar one. Together, we add illustrations that help them connect words with images. Below are some examples; feel free to use (and print) any for your own teaching.

The Umbrella!.JPG
Cat in the hat.JPG
A Shark at the Park.JPG
Tip, Top, Tap2.JPG
A Mug of a Bug.JPG