An important part of the role of developing and reinforcing early reading skills is to ensure that students clock up lots of reading mileage - do a lot of reading to practice the skills over and over again just like a sports person. Rhyme is a great way to achieve this with young readers. Developing Reading Confidence - Book 1 is the first in a series of 2 books each with 30 delightful rhymes covering a mix of poem types, topics and interest areas. The rhymes can be used to develop a broader language base and can be used with a theme study or specifically as a supplement to a reading program to give reading practice. For each poem there are clear teacher instruction notes, which give ideas on how the poem can be introduced and extending the skills and language of the children as they read and enjoy.