ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Shared Poetry Reading: Teaching Print Concepts, Rhyme, and Vocabulary
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Chart paper
- Computers with Internet access
- Highlight tape
- White board with marker
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
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.
Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book app is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books.
|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.|