Saturday, March 3, 2012

Word Study Poems

In the classroom I am student teaching in, the students are divided into different word study groups based on an assessment (my teacher reassesses them a few times a year). However, each week a specific sound feature(s) is taught to the whole group. To introduce the feature(s) for the week, I use poems with words that include the week's feature(s). We echo read, choral read, and then use wikki sticks to circle the feature(s). I love this activity because it integrates fluency with word study. I bought a large notepad to write the poems on. Here are the three poems I've used so far:

This poem (ai and ay) is from Scholastic's Word Family Sing Along but I found this poem with other word study poems from Scholastic's book from Mrs. Wills.

I created this poem (ea and ee) and it's super silly! 

I also created this poem (ow and oa). Since we recently learned about making an inference, I snuck in an inference-related question at the end of the poem: Why do you think their boat can no longer float?
You are welcome to copy my poems as long as you credit me. :) Enjoy!


  1. Hi there -- good for you that you are student teaching and have a blog...You rock! Your master teacher(s) are lucky to have you. Come visit me sometime I teach first.
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. Hi, Vicky!
    Thank you so much for your comment! I appreciate your kind words!!

    I will definitely check out your blog...I'm going there now!

    :) Alex


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