Halloween poems strategically embedded with compound words make teaching easy and fun! Better than compound words skill worksheets, Halloween poems can really multitask...
Includes the following Halloween poem embedded with compound words:
Whenever there’s a full moon,
I cannot overlook,
some alterations in my ways,
and changes in my look.
My werewolf hair grows everywhere,
My werewolf teeth get long,
My eyesight gets much keener and
I’m muscular and strong.
I get to roam around outside,
The moonlight makes me howl,
These otherworldly sound effects
mean I am on the prowl.
I see the moon is round and full,
I’m moonstruck by the sight,
I’ve made some telltale changes—so,
you’d best stay in tonight.
- Halloween poems are a great (and short) teaching text for a targeted mini-lesson teaching compound words and the chunking reading strategy!
- Halloween poems allow you to teach compound words within the context of real reading.
- Halloween poems not only target compound words, but repeated reads provide fantastic fluency practice too!
You might also like:
Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
Lorrie L. Birchall