5 Self written poems using short a and word families. Each poem consists of words in one word family. A poem for an, am, at,ack, and ap.Can be used for k-1 children. As an early childhood teacher I know how important phonics is. I found it very difficult to find poems that worked on only one sound at a time. I decided to take different word families and create poems for the students. The more they see the sound the more likely they will be able to read it.