Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Contribute to ReadWriteThink

ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

More

 

Professional Development

Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.

More

 

Reading & Language Arts Community

Did You Know?

Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More more

Home Classroom Resources Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

Shared Poetry Reading: Teaching Print Concepts, Rhyme, and Vocabulary

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 
Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six sessions
Lesson Author

Bethany L.W. Hankinson

Walhonding, Ohio

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Overview

Featured Resources

From Theory to Practice

 

OVERVIEW

Although phonological awareness is important for early reading comprehension, other skills are equally important as students develop their reading abilities. Designed to facilitate successful early reading for kindergarten students, this lesson teaches the acquisition of vocabulary, one-to-one matching, left-to-right directionality, and awareness of rhyme. Students study these important aspects of reading using a shared exploration of a poem that includes peer interaction, hands-on experience with print, and a collaborative examination of new and familiar words.

back to top

 

FEATURED RESOURCES

Flip Book: This handy tool provides students with an easy way to create original stories in an interactive and printable flip book.

back to top

 

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Gambrell, L.B. (2004). Exploring the connection between oral language and early reading. The Reading Teacher, 57(5), 490492.

Studies show that although phonological awareness is critically important to word decoding, other language skills may become more influential as students learn to read. In fact, whether or not students can find meaning in printed words and their awareness of the print around them are greater predictors of reading comprehension in the first and second grades than phonological awareness. Vocabulary knowledge and print awareness are important factors in reading ability, both at the individual word level and for overall comprehension.

back to top