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

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

Bethany L.W. Hankinson

Walhonding, Ohio


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps





  • Chart paper
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Highlight tape
  • Highlighters
  • Pointer
  • White board with marker

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Flip Book

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Flip Book

The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.


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RWT Flip Book

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

RWT Flip Book

The Flip Book app is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books.


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1. It is important to break these activities into six sessions as shown in the Instructional Plan. Designate a comfortable meeting area in the classroom that will seat all students for group work.

2. Write the nursery rhyme "Kittens" (or another nursery rhyme you have chosen to use with your class) on a piece of chart paper so that all students will be able to see it. The poem you choose should have at least one unfamiliar word in it. (You might also choose "I Had a Little Pig.") You should make copies of the poem for each student in your class.

3. Choose a favorite kitten story (either a personal pet story of your own or another story you have read to students before). Be prepared to share this story with students (see Vocabulary, Step 3).

4. If you do not have computers with Internet access in your classroom, reserve a session in your school's computer lab (see the Technology session).

5. Visit and familiarize yourself with the Flip Book tool. You may want to arrange for older students who understand this tool to work one-on-one with your class during the Technology session. These can be your students' "technology buddies."

6. Read the poem you have chosen to your students at least once prior to the lesson so that they are familiar with it. Allow them time to tell what they like or find interesting about the nursery rhyme. Your goal is for students to be familiar with the text.

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