Plum Gum and Other Chunk Poems contains 101word family poems. Each poem focuses on a specific phonics chunk and helps kids build fluency. The poems are entertaining and written for a child's sense of humor. Teachers and students both enjoy them. The book is indexed alphabetically according to phonics chunk to make it easy to locate the perfect poem for each lesson. They are endorsed by the editor of The Reading Teacher magazine and are being successfully used in hundreds of classrooms across the country. Very useful for Kindergarten, First and Second grades.
Ideas for using the poems in your classroom
•Post them on a bulletin board or in a poetry center
•Use highlight tape or wiki sticks to emphasize each word family
•Put them on sentence strips for a sequencing center
• Have students practice reading from their poetry book to develop fluency
•Have students highlight the word chunks in each poem
•Have students think of other words containing the same chunks
• Use in conjunction with your spelling words
•Have students make their own poetry book. They can copy
or paste each poem into a notebook and illustrate it, making it easy to check on comprehension.
Thank you for your interest in my poems. If you have another topic you would like to have a poem written for, please leave me a message. Perfect Poems by Adele Tolley Wilson