This is a collection of 8 well-known nursery rhymes with pictures. Students learn the words quickly, especially when associated with motions, which allows them to focus on reading skills such as phonics and phonemic awareness, concepts of print, one-to-one correspondence, rhyming, identifying letters and sight words, etc.
There are two sets of each rhyme; one set with dots under each word and one set without dots. These can be printed and used to practice a variety of literacy skills. Below are a few suggestions.
• Students can mark a dot under each word, assisting them with the concepts of one-to-one correspondence and putting letters together to create words.
• Students can use their finger to touch each dot, following the words in a choral reading of the rhyme. If that concept is mastered, print out a set without dots and allow them to mark each word.
• Students can search for and color specific letters or sight words. For example, students can search for the letter N and use a crayon to “highlight” all the Ns they find. They can also search for sight words and highlight those.
• Students can count the number of words on each line.
• Hey Diddle, Diddle
• Humpty Dumpty
• Jack and Jill
• Little Jack Horner
• Little Miss Muffet
• This Little Piggy
• Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star