Developing Concepts of Print, Word Recognition and Rhyming (Virtual Tour)
Stage of Literacy Development:
Stage 1: Beginning Literacy
Concepts of Print, Spelling & Word Study
Phonemic Awareness, Letter-Sounds & Phonics
Poems written on chart paper or those that you put into pocket charts are really helpful for addressing various concepts of print such as directionality, spacing, capitalization, punctuation, the return sweep, and also they're great for addressing high frequency words or rhyming words. Here you can see that the children have highlighted the rhyming words pot and hot. We might use some other color to isolate top and stop. I also like to write the poem in two different colors to divide up the parts and so that the children can trade their parts. You can isolate specific Pop Corn words or the letter of the week you could go on a hunt for. This poem would go in a chant folder that goes home every Friday with them. So, throughout the year they build this great variety of poems that they become very familiar with.
In this activity the children get a chance to revisit the poem of the week or previous poems they've learned, and they're asked to isolate the Pop Corn word of the week. In our class those high frequency words are the words that pop up all the time. So we call them the Pop Corn words. So they have to read through the poem, and then butter the Pop Corn word that they find. So here I've found the word on. And one neat thing you can do is place these poems in a page protector like that, so then the child can erase the word. And for another activity you might have them isolating another word or even simply a letter.
The goal of Poem of the week: Developing Concepts of Print, Word Recognition and Rhyming (Virtual Tour) is to provide engaging opportunities for students to develop their print awareness and phonemic awareness skills.
- Color-coding words with Highlighter Tape helps students identify high frequency sight words and rhyming words.
- Extend student learning with at-home practice and in-class activities, such as a word hunt.