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Poetry is one of my favorite tools to use with new or struggling readers, and my students respond to poetry in a way that they do not other texts. They actually ask me what poem we are going to learn next. We usually work on a poem a week. By the end of the week, often they have it memorized and love to perform it for one another or for another class or even for the principal. The positive feedback they receive boosts their confidence and enjoyment of reading.
The rhythm of the language improves fluency, the content of the poem introduces new vocabulary in a fun way, and rhymes found in the context of poetry increase a student's phonemic awareness. All of these benefits happen without a student realizing that they are learning. It's kind of like hiding vegetables in a yummy dessert: There's zucchini in here? It tastes like a brownie to me!
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