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Concept of Word FREEBIE

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages

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This Concept of Word poetry set is perfect to use in September during apple picking season! The set has everything you need from teaching charts, to the poem on sentence strips for modeling with and without touch points, the poem in book form and a printable of the poem for your students' poetry anthologies.

Having a concept of word is the sign a child is ready to read, and including Concept of Word lessons into the language arts routine is very important for kindergarten (and first grade) teachers. This free sample is part of my FALL BUNDLE, YEARLY BUNDLE, AND MEGA BUNDLE. If you enjoy using it with your students, imagine the growth you'd have with using 1-2 poems per week! I promise. They work well!


Each poetry set comes with:

  • teaching posters
  • the poem on sentence strips with and without touchpoints
  • a touchpoint grid for use for those who have trouble connecting speech to symbols
  • the poems in book form
  • word cards for lessons and to work on words in isolation
  • and the poem in page form for creating a poetry anthology for repeated reading throughout the year

10 pages total


1) The teachers models with a projection of the teaching posters on a Smartboard.

2) Once students have memorized the poem, they continue working on tracking and reading the poem.

3) In small groups, practice words in isolation, constructing sentences, identifying sightwords and beginning sounds, rhyming words, reading punctuation, tracking, and matching print.

4) Move it to a literacy station for those who are ready to practice on their own or with an assistant.

These poems also work very well for repeated reading with parent volunteers, for sight word hunts, for letter recognition, picture clues, and so much more.

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Here's what one user had to say:

"Wonderful Concept-of-Word freebie! Thanks so much for creating & sharing...My 1st- & 2nd-grade special ed kiddos often struggle with their COW. This activity is sure to help!"

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.


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