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. Rhymes provide a contextual and rhythmic support structure to the text and as children get to know and love poems they naturally enjoy reading them over and over again.
Reading/Listening Comprehension Skills has 28 modern rhymes or poems each followed by a comprehension and word study page so the poems can be used for teaching points as well as reading mileage. The poems can be used with or without the activity sheets. The activity sheets can be done individually or in groups by students or can be used as a group instruction sheet with the teacher.